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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 Vice 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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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 Kessler 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, Missi. 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

Col. Scott E. Solomon is the Commander, 81st Training Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. He commands the U.S. 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 instructors and staff
9/22
2015
CMSgt Christopher L. Barnby Bio Photo CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT CHRISTOPHER L. BARNBY

Chief Master Sergeant Christopher L. Barnby is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The chief serves as the principle advisor to the commander on matters of health, welfare and morale, professional development, good order and discipline, and the effective employment of the wing's 1,400 enlisted
4/27
2015
Col. Michael W. Manion Bio Photo COLONEL MICHAEL W. MANION

Colonel Michael W. Manion is the Vice Commander of the 403rd Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 403rd Wing is the only Air Force Reserve C-130J Total Force Integrated flying unit in Mississippi. It is the largest tenant unit on Keesler AFB, with more than 1,700 reservists and 20 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The
4/27
2015
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