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COLONEL GAVIN M. BATCHELDER

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Colonel Gavin M. Batchelder is the Commander of the 101st Maintenance Group, Maine Air National Guard, Bangor, Maine. As Group Commander, he is responsible for directing all aircraft and equipment maintenance support for 10 assigned KC-135R aircraft as well as organizing, training and equipping more than 300 Airmen ensuring they are prepared to perform the wing's mission at home and around the globe.
Colonel Batchelder began his military career when he enlisted in the 101st Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron as an Aircraft Mechanic. In September of 1992, he was hired as a full-time military technician and assigned to the Inspection Docks. He was later assigned militarily to the Maintenance Operations Center and in February of 1997, deployed as a Production Controller to Incirlik Air Base Turkey in support of Operation Northern Watch. Later in 1997, he was selected to commission as a Supply Operations Officer and graduated from the Academy of Military Science at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Alcoa, TN in May of 1998. In September of 2003, he returned full-time to the Maine Air National Guard as Budget Officer, and in January of 2004 was named Comptroller. In June of 2017, he returned to the Logistics Readiness Squadron as Commander. In addition to his other positions, Col Batchelder served an eight month assignment as Wing Inspector General. Prior to his current position, he served as Deputy Mission Support Group Commander, 101st Mission Support Group, Bangor, Maine.

EDUCATION
2019 Commander’s Development Course
2018 Squadron Commander’s Course
2009 Master’s of Military Operational Art and Science
2005 Master’s of Science in Business
2004 Basic Financial Management Officer Course
2003 Squadron Officer School by correspondence
1995 Bachelor of Science in Accounting
1994 Associate of Applied Science in Aircraft Maintenance Technology
1992 Associate of Science in Business


ASSIGNMENTS
1. 2020-Present, Commander, 101st Maintenance Group, Bangor, Maine
2. 2019-2020, Deputy Commander, 101st Mission Support Group, Bangor, Maine
3. 2017- 2019, Commander, 101st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Bangor, Maine
4. 2015-2017, Comptroller, 101st CPTF, Bangor, Maine
5. 2014-2015, Inspector General,101 ARW, Bangor, Maine
6. 2003-2014, Comptroller, 101st CPTF, Bangor, Maine
7. 1998-2003, Supply Operations Officer, 101st LRS, Bangor, Maine


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
AF Longevity Service
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
AF Training Ribbon


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Second Lieutenant 07 MAY 1998
First Lieutenant 07 MAY 2000
Captain 03 JUN 2002
Major 14 JUN 2006
Lieutenant Colonel 23 SEP 2010
Colonel 30 SEP 2020
(Current as of October 4, 2020)