Colonel Kyle H. Goldstein

Colonel Kyle H. Goldstein is the commander, 340th Flying Training Group, United States Air Force Reserve, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He 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 Air Education and Training Command’s instructor force. Colonel Goldstein commands more than 800 military and civilian Airmen in seven squadrons, located at bases across the United States.

Prior to his current position, Col. Goldstein was the Deputy A3/A5 Director, 22nd Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. Twenty-Second Air Force has command supervision of the Reserve’s tactical air mobility operations and other vital mission sets, including distinguished visitor airlift, undergraduate pilot training, flight test operations, and a highly mobile civil engineering response force.

Additionally, in Fall 2021, Colonel Goldstein served as the acting Vice Commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The 12th FTW is the Source of America’s Airpower, delivering unrivaled airpower leaders for the future of the U.S. Air Force. The wing consists of three flying groups and a maintenance group spanning more than 1,400 miles from JBSA-Randolph, Texas, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and earned his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Colonel Goldstein graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in 2000 and was assigned as an F-15C fighter pilot at the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In 2003, he deployed to Tabuk Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as an integral member of the 485th Air Expeditionary Wing. He executed critical missions supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, ensuring air superiority during strikes over Baghdad.

Colonel Goldstein is a command pilot with over 3,000 flying hours in the F-15C, T-38A/C, B-737, T-37 with over 60 of those in combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom.


1998 Bachelor of Arts in Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, AFROTC, Blue Ribbon Graduate
2000 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Top Academic Graduate
2000 Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Distinguished Graduate 2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL, Top Third Graduate 2009 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2010 Masters of Business Administration, Trident University, Summa Cum Laude
2012 Leadership Today and Tomorrow, Washington D.C.
2013 Theater Security Decision Making, US Naval War College
2013 AFSO 21, Greenbelt Certified/ Six Sigma Academic Certified, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
2013 Advanced Command and Staff Course - Reserve, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom 2016 Air War College, by correspondence
2016 Reserve Component National Security Course, Washington D.C.


  1. Jul 1998 - Jan 1999, Squadron Executive Officer, 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
  2. Feb 1999 - Jun 2000, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
  3. Jun 2000 - Aug 2000, Student, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph AFB, Texas
  4. Sep 2000 - Jul 2001, F-15C Student Pilot, 95th Fighter Training Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
  5. Aug 2001 - Mar 2004, F-15C Fighter Pilot, 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
  6. Apr 2004 - Nov 2006, IFF T-38C Instructor / Eval Pilot, 435th Fighter Training Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.
  7. Dec 2006 - Mar 2008, IFF Instructor Pilot/ Chief of Flight Safety, 12th Flying Training Wing, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  8. Apr 2008 - Mar 2010, AETC Inspector General/ IFF Instructor Pilot, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  9. Apr 2010 - Sep 2014, Assistant Flight Commander/ Chief Instructor Pilot, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  10. Sep 2014 - Jan 2015, Flight Commander, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  11. Feb 2015 - Apr 2016, Director of Operations, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  12. May 2016 - Dec 2018, Commander, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  13. Jan 2019 - Jun 2019, Deputy Commander, 12th Operations Group Commander, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  14. Jun 2019 - Nov 2020, Assistant Director of Operations, 340th Flying Training Group, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  15. Nov 2020 - Mar 2022, Deputy Director of Operations and Readiness, 22nd Air Force, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
  16. Mar 2022 - Present, Commander, 340th Flying Training Group, JBSA-Randolph, Texas


Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: 3039
Aircraft flown: F-15C, T-38A/C, T-37, T-50, M-346, T-2, T-45, B-737


Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award with 5 oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service with 4 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Special Duty Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
AF Training Ribbon


Second Lieutenant        21 Jun 1998
First Lieutenant             21 Jun 2000
Captain                           21 Jun 2002
Major                              01 Apr 2002            
Lieutenant Colonel       01 Oct 2014   
Colonel                           01Jun 2020

(Current as of 31 Mar 2022)