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Colonel COLONEL JACK C. DECKER JR.

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Colonel Decker is Commander, 101st Mission Support Group, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine. He is responsible for organizing, training and equipping
more than 450 Airmen in the largest and most diverse Group of the Wing. He oversees the Logistics Readiness Squadron, Force Support Squadron, Civil
Engineering Squadron, Security Forces Squadron, Communications Flight and Contracting Office. The 101st Mission Support Group also provides operational support to maintain and sustain base infrastructure with over 70 state employees.

Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel Decker was assigned as the Inspector General, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine. During this assignment, he was the principal advisor to the Wing Commander for Air Force Complaints Resolution, the Air Force Inspection System, Process Improvement and Innovation. He has also served as the Deputy Commander, 101st Mission Support Group; Commander, 101st Logistics Readiness Squadron; Executive Officer to the Adjutant General Maine; and Commander, 101st Communications Flight.

Colonel Decker received his commission from the Academy of Military Science in 2003. Prior to commissioning, he was enlisted in the United States Air Force and Maine Air National Guard as a Communications-Computer Systems Operator.

 

EDUCATION

 

1998 Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology, Community College of
the Air Force
1999 Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, Husson College, Bangor, Maine
2003 Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson ANG Base, Tennessee
2004 Master’s Degree, Business Administration, University of Maine, Orono
2007 Expeditionary Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
2009 Squadron Officer School by correspondence
2014 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort McNair
2015 Air Command and Staff College by correspondence
2016 Logistics Readiness Officer Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2018 Air War College by correspondence
2019 Inspector General Training Course – Inspections & Complaint Resolution

 

ASSIGNMENTS


1. Jan 1991 – Aug 1994, Computer Specialist, 961st AWACS, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan
2. Sep 1997, Comm-Computer Systems Operator, 101st Communications Flight, Bangor, Maine
3. Sep 2003, Communications Officer, 101st Communications Flight, Bangor, Maine
4. May 2010, Commander, 101st Communications Flight, Bangor, Maine
5. May 2013, Executive Officer to The Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Augusta, Maine
6. May 2014, Deputy J6, Joint Force Headquarters, Augusta, Maine
7. May 2015, Commander, 101st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Bangor, Maine
8. May 2017, Deputy Commander, 101st Mission Support Group, Bangor, Maine
9. May 2019, Inspector General, 101st Air Refueling Wing, Bangor, Maine
10. Nov 2021, Commander, 101st Mission Support Group, Bangor, Maine

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with 6 devices
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 device
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 6 devices
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 2 devices
National Defense Service Medal with 1 device
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with 1 device
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with 1 device

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

 

President, National Guard Association of Maine
Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Wings for Children and Families
ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant Sep 26, 2003
First Lieutenant Sep 26, 2005
Captain Sep 26, 2007
Major Oct 27, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel Oct 28, 2015
Colonel Nov 30, 2021


(Current as of Dec 2021)