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Keesler Leadership

Col. Debra Lovette Col. Debra Lovette

Col. Debra Lovette

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

Col. C. Mike Smith

81st Training Wing Vice Commander
Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Carter Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Carter

Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Carter

81st Training Wing Command Chief
Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy

Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy

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. Leo Lawson Col. Leo Lawson

Col. Leo Lawson

81st Training Group Commander
Col. Danny Davis Col. Danny Davis

Col. Danny Davis

81st Mission Support Group Commander
Col. Jeannine M. Ryder Col. Jeannine M. Ryder

Col. Jeannine Ryder

81st Medical Group Commander

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COLONEL DEBRA A. LOVETTE COLONEL DEBRA A. LOVETTE

Col. Debra A. Lovette 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 in addition to international
8/16
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth R. Carter, 81st Training Wing command chief, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT KENNETH R. CARTER

Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth R. Carter is the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Wing is responsible for providing technical training for officers, enlisted, and civilians of the United States Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserves as well as other Department of Defense
8/16
2017
Col. Leo Lawson, Jr. official photo. COLONEL LEO LAWSON, JR.

Colonel Leo Lawson 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 Defense Department services and international militaries. He leads 1,300 instructors
8/14
2017
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. 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
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
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