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Keesler Leadership

Col. Michele Edmondson Col. Michele Edmondson

Col. Michele Edmondson

81st Training Wing Commander
Col. C. Mike Smith Col. C. Mike Smith

Col. C. Mike Smith

81st Training Wing Vice Commander
Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark

Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark

81st Training Wing Command Chief
Maj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta Maj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta

Maj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta

2nd Air Force Commander
Col. Todd Weyerstrass Col. Todd Weyerstrass

Col. Todd Weyerstrass

2nd Air Force Vice Commander
Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas

Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas

2nd Air Force Command Chief
Col. Manion Col. Manion

Col. Michael Manion

403rd Wing Commander
Chief Barnby Chief Barnby

Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Barnby

403rd Wing Command Chief
Col. Danny Davis Col. Danny Davis

Col. Danny Davis

81st Mission Support Group Commander
Col. Solomon Col. Solomon

Col. Scott Solomon

81st Training Group Commander
Col. Jeannine M. Ryder Col. Jeannine M. Ryder

Col. Jeannine M. Ryder

81st Medical Group Commander

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Captain Gary Baxter CAPTAIN GARY BAXTER

Captain Baxter was born on June 5, 1975 in West Memphis, AR and graduated from high school in Tupelo, MS in 1993. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and arrived at MCRD San Diego, CA for Basic Training on November 13, 1996and graduated at the rank of Private First Class in February 1997.Following Marine Combat Training and Supply Administration and
4/18
2017
FIRST SERGEANT EARL E. DELACK II FIRST SERGEANT EARL E. DELACK II

First Sergeant DeLack was born on August 2, 1980 in Landstuhl, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Upon graduating from Azle High School in 1998, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and underwent recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA where he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. He then attended the Field Radio Operator
4/18
2017
Col. Michele Edmondson COLONEL MICHELE C. EDMONDSON

Col. Michele C. Edmondson is the Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. She commands 12,000 Airmen and civilians, providing technical training for officers, enlisted and civilians of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves as well as other Department of Defense agencies. The training covers numerous
12/01
2016
Col. C. Mike Smith is the Vice Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 81st Training Wing provides technical training for officers, enlisted and civilians of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves, as well as other Department of Defense agencies. Keesler's technical training includes numerous electronic, computer, weather, medical, personnel, comptroller and information management career fields, creating the combat capability for air expeditionary and space forces.
COLONEL C. MIKE SMITH

Col. C. Mike Smith is the Vice Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 81st Training Wing provides technical training for officers, enlisted and civilians of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves, as well as other Department of Defense agencies. Keesler's technical training includes numerous
11/30
2016
CMSgt Vegas Clark official photo CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT VEGAS M. CLARK

Chief Master Sgt. Vegas M. Clark is the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. As the command chief master sergeant for the second largest technical training wing in the Air Force, he serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the wing commander on all aspects related to the professional development,
11/29
2016
Col. Danny Davis COLONEL DANNY E. DAVIS

Col. Danny E. Davis is the Commander, 81st Mission Support Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. He leads the base combat support, logistics, and service activities for 98,000 military, civilians, dependents and retirees. He budgets for and expends $65 million in appropriated funds, $10 million in nonappropriated, and $15 million in stock funds
9/29
2016
Col. Jeannine M. Ryder COLONEL JEANNINE M. RYDER

Col. Jeannine M. Ryder is the Commander, 81st Medical Group and Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Colonel Ryder is also the senior market manager for TRICARE’s Gulf Coast Multi-Service Market, which includes five military medical facilities stretching from Mobile, Ala., to New Orleans. Additionally, she is a co-lead for
9/01
2016
Col. Todd Weyerstrass was photographed in the Pentagon on July 21, 2015, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi) COLONEL TODD J. WEYERSTRASS

Col. Todd J. Weyerstrass is the Vice Commander, Second Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Second Air Force oversees all operational aspects of Basic Military Training and technical training in Air Education and Training Command, instilling technical and warfighter skills in 150,000 graduates annually in more than 265 specialties. Second Air
6/29
2016
CMSgt Farrell D. Thomas CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT FARRELL D. THOMAS

Chief Master Sgt. Farrell D. Thomas is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, Second Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Chief Master Sgt. Thomas is the senior enlisted leader responsible to the commander on matters concerning the welfare, effective utilization, professional development and readiness of the enlisted members of Second Air Force.
1/01
2016
Col. Scott Solomon Bio Photo COLONEL SCOTT E. SOLOMON

Colonel Scott E Solomon is the Commander, 81st Training Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. He commands the United States Air Force's second largest technical training group consisting of more than 4,000 officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel from all four Department of Defense services and international militaries. He leads 1,300
9/22
2015
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