|COLONEL ANTHONY B. "TONY" KRAWIETZ|
Col. Anthony B. "Tony" Krawietz is the Commander of the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. As commander, he is responsible for the formal training of all C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews for active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units, as well as multiple partner air forces from across the world. In addition, the wing simultaneously maintains a worldwide capability to support combatant commanders by deploying mission ready Airmen on short notice.
Colonel Krawietz graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1990, with a degree in Civil Engineering and as Captain of the Men's Tennis Team. He earned his wings in 1991 and is a Command Pilot with over 4,500 hours in the C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III.
Colonel Krawietz has served in a variety of squadron, group, wing and Headquarters positions. He started his career flying the C-5 at Dover AFB, Del., and then C-17s at Charleston AFB, S.C., Altus AFB, Okla., and McChord AFB, Wash. Colonel Krawietz served two years at Air Mobility Command Headquarters as a Tanker Planner and in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Policy Division. While deployed to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, he commanded the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron where he led the largest airlift hub in Southwest Asia supporting war efforts for U.S. Central Command. He also deployed as the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Director of Operations and as the 17th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Detachment Commander. He has flown numerous combat sorties supporting war efforts, as well as delivering humanitarian aid and vital supplies to those in need.
1990 Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.
1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1997 Air Mobility Operations course, McGuire AFB, N.J.
1999 Master of Arts in Management, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
2004 Master of Arts in Military Studies, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Distinguished Graduate, Master of Arts in National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
2011 Senior Development Education, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
1. October 1990 - October 1991, student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas.
2. March 1992 - June 1996, C-5A/B Aircraft Commander/Evaluator Pilot: Squadron Standardization and Evaluation, Operations Group Executive Officer, Squadron Quality Officer, Squadron Pilot Scheduler, Dover AFB, Del.
3. June 1996 - June 1997, Headquarters Air Mobility Command Tanker Airlift Control Center/Short and Long Range Tanker Planner, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. June 1997 - June 1998, Headquarters Air Mobility Command / Civil Reserve Air Fleet Program Manager, Scott AFB, Ill.
5. October 1998 - May 2002, C-17A Aircraft Commander/Evaluator Pilot; 437th Operations Group Chief of Staff; Squadron Standardization and Evaluation; Chief, Wing Special Missions; 15 Airlift Squadron Assistant Flight Commander, Charleston AFB, S.C.
6. June 2002 - July 2003, C-17A Aircraft Commander/Instructor Pilot; 97th Operations Group, Commanders Action Group, Altus AFB, Okla.
7. July 2003 - June 2004, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2004 - June 2005, 62nd Operations Support Squadron Director of Operations, McChord AFB, Wash.
9. June 2005 - June 2006, 8th Airlift Squadron Director of Operations, McChord AFB, Wash.
10. July 2006 - July 2007, Commander, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, Southwest Asia
11. July 2007 - June 2008, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
12. June 2008 - May 2010, Action Officer, Deputy Directorate Global Operations, NMCS Branch, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
13. May 2010 - June 2011, Vice Commander, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Del.
14. June 2011 - present, Commander, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus AFB, Okla.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 4,500
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, C-5A/B, C-17A
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
All-Service Tennis Singles, Doubles, and Team Champion 1992
All-Service Tennis Doubles Champion and CISM Team Member 1997
ACHIEVEMENTS / EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 30 May 1990
First Lieutenant 30 May 1992
Captain 30 May 1994
Major 1 Aug 2001
Lieutenant Colonel 1 May 2005
Colonel 1 May 2010
(Current as of June 2011)