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COLONEL FRANK L. AMODEO

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Colonel Frank L. Amodeo is Commander, 403rd Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. He commands the only Air Force Reserve C-130J Total Force Integrated flying unit in Mississippi and largest tenant unit on Keesler AFB, a wing of more than 1,700 reservists and 20 C130J Super Hercules aircraft. The wing's mission is to train, equip and employ airlift forces in global support of the nation's interests. This includes tactical air-land and air-drop of personnel, supplies and equipment. The wing also provides trained support personnel to augment active component personnel, support of aeromedical evacuations and humanitarian flights. In addition, he is responsible for the only aerial weather reconnaissance missions in the Department of Defense.

Colonel Amodeo entered the Air Force in 1986 as a graduate of the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Kentucky. In 2000, he joined the Air Force Reserve and deployed twice as a C-130 crew commander in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. The colonel commanded the 911th Operations Group at Pittsburgh International Airport-Air Reserve Station, Pa., and served as the Air Force Reserve Command Reserve Advisor to the Commander, Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Chief of the Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, United States Transportation Command, which provides day-to-day execution and oversight of USTRANSCOM missions and the Defense Transportation System.

Colonel Amodeo is a command pilot with over 6,000 hours flying T-37B, T-38A, B-52G, MC-130E, MC-130H, C-5A/B, C-130E/H/J and KC-135R aircraft.

EDUCATION
1986 Bachelor's degree, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
1991 Squadron Officer School (Residence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Master's degree, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2004 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Air War College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1986 - October 1987, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams Air Force Base, Ariz.
2. October 1987 - January 1988, Student, B-52G Combat Crew and Post-Pilot Training, Castle Air Force Base, Calif.
3. January 1988 - April 1990, B-52G Evaluator Pilot, 69th Bombardment Heavy Squadron, Loring Air Force Base, Maine
4. April 1990 - May 1992, T-37B Instructor Aircraft Commander; Flight Commander, 98th Flying Training Squadron, Williams Air Force Base, Ariz.
5. May 1992 - January 1995, MC-130E Evaluator Aircraft Commander, 1st Special Operations Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
6. January 1995 - October 2000, MC-130H Evaluator Aircraft Commander; Chief, Fixed-Wing Standards and Evaluation; Wing Flight Safety Officer, 58th Special Operations Wing, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
7. October 2000 - December 2005, C-130H Evaluator Aircraft Commander; Chief Squadron Training; Chief, Group Stan/Eval; Chief of Safety, 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y. (Mobilized for OIF/OEF)
8. December 2005 - December 2006, Deputy Commander, 439th Operations Group, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass.
9. December 2006 - April 2009, Commander, 911th Operations Group, 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Coraopolis, Pa.
10. April 2009 - August 2011, Reserve Advisor to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
11. August 2011 - September 2013, Chief, Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill. (Deployed March 2012 - October 2012, Liaison Officer, USCENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center to US Forces-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan)
12. September 2013 - present, Commander, 403rd Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2011 - September 2013, Chief, Deployment and Distribution Operations Center (DDOC) (J3), USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Ill.
2. March 2012 - October 2012 (Deployment), Liaison Officer, USCENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center (CDDOC) to US Forces-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 6,000
Aircraft flown: T-37B, T-38A, B-52G, C-130E/H/J, MC-130E/H, C-5 A/B, KC-135R

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Airlift/Tanker Association

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 10, 1986
First Lieutenant August 1, 1988
Captain August 1, 1990
Major April 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel September 30, 2004
Colonel February 7, 2008

(Current as of September 2013)





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