AIR FORCE RESERVE COMMAND LEADERSHIP

   
 
Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Commander, AFRC
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller
Deputy to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve
Maj. Gen. Derek P. Rydholm
AFRC Deputy Commander
            

Maj. Gen. Richard W. Scobee

AFRC Command Chief Master Sgt.

Chief Master Sgt Ericka E. Kelly

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COLONEL ROGER P. SURO

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Col Roger P. Suro, Commander, 340th Flying Training Group, United States Air Force Reserve, Joint Base San Antonio Randolph, Texas. Col Suro is responsible for the overall success of the Air Force Reserve Command’s Reserve Instructor Program, which trains and provides experienced instructor pilots, jump masters, and Basic Military Training instructors to augment Air Education and Training Command’s instructor force. He commands over 800 personnel in seven squadrons, located at bases throughout the United States.

Col Suro was commissioned in 1989 as a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. After 11 years in the active component, Col Suro joined the Air Force Reserves in 2000. Prior to his current position, he was the Director of Reserve Component Personnel Programs in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Integration. 

EDUCATION

1989 Bachelor of Science Degree, Aerospace Engineering, United States Naval Academy

1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2011 Master of Theological Studies, Liberty University, Va.

2012 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University

2013 Harvard National Security Fellow, Cambridge, Mass.

2014 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.


ASSIGNMENTS

1.   September 1989–September 1990, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams Air Force Base, Ariz.

2.   September 1990–February 1991, Student, Holloman AFB, N.M.

3.   March 1991–June 1991, A-10 Student Pilot, 357th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.

4.   June 1991–June 1992, A-10 Pilot, 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, S.C.

5.   June 1992–June 1995, A/OA-10 Pilot, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.

6.   July 1995–August 1997, A-10 Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander, 75th Fighter Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.

7.   September 1997–November 2000, AT-38 Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander, 49th Fighter Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.

8.   December 2000–November 2006, AT-38 Instructor and Flight Commander, 39th Flying Training Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.

9.   November 2006–March 2007, Director of Operations, AT-38 Evaluator, 435th Fighter Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas

10. April 2007–June 2008, Flight Commander, AT-38 Evaluator, Randolph AFB, Texas

11. June 2008–December 2008, Director of Operations, T-38C, 435 Fighter Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas

12. January 2009–July 2010, Chief of Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, 340th Flying Training Group, Randolph AFB, Texas

13. July 2010–June 2011, Chief of Plans, 340th Flying Training Group, Randolph AFB, Texas

14. June 2011–June 2012, Commander, 39th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas

15. June 2012–July 2013, Harvard National Security Fellow, Cambridge, Mass.

16. July 2013–May 2016, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Pentagon

17. May 2016–Present, Commander, 340th Flying Training Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph AFB, Texas


SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

1. July 2013–May 2016, Director, Reserve Component Personnel Policy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Integration, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel.


FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating:  command pilot

Flight Hours:  more than 3800

Aircraft flown:  A/OA-10, AT-38B and T-38C


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf clusters

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and two oak leaf clusters

Combat Readiness Medal

National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2016 Level III Joint Qualified Officer

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant May 31, 1989

First Lieutenant May 31, 1991

Captain May 31, 1993

Major September 1, 2000

Lieutenant Colonel October 1, 2006

Colonel August 1, 2012

 

(Current as of July 2016)