Prior to this assignment, Col Thomas was a student at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy where he focused his industry study on space and counter space. July 2007 – February 2008, Student Navigator, MC-130H Initial Qualification, 58th Special Operations Wing, Kirtland AFB, Texas 6. "This year we focused on further developing our partnership capacity and interoperability with 40th SQDN through low-level formation work and tactical operations on night vision goggles (NVGs)," said Maj. Mark Schmidt, mission commander for Exercise Teak Net. “This operation not only demonstrated the SOG’s ability to quickly deploy anywhere, anytime in the Pacific, but it also showed seamless interoperability between the 36th CRG and the 353rd SOG that led to mission success.” 2007 Master of Business Administration, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas 11. Navy Achievement Medal Col Michael A. Thomas is currently the Commander, 353d Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan. 7. Gabrielle Spalding), Members of the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) descend from a CV-22 Osprey during a fast rope and hoist training as part of exercise Keen Sword 21, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2020. (Current as of July 2019). 353d Operations Support Squadron 5. 2 Article (U), Col Robert Toth, 353 SOG/CC, “Operation Pathfinder,” Air Commando Journal, Fall 2011. He also led a 22 person staff including the Commander’s Action Group, Protocol and Commander’s Support Staff in the daily execution of the Headquarter’s functions. Units from the 374th Airlift Wing and from the 353rd Special Operations Group accomplished a variety of missions alongside their Japan Self-Defense Force and joint partners across the Kanto Plains, allowing the enhancement of bilateral operations between the U.S. and Japan. Keen Sword is a training opportunity between JSDF and the U.S. military across a variety of scenarios, allowing the enhancement of interoperability of U.S. and Japanese forces. Col. David Mullins accepted command from Col. Ray Chapman during a change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen., 2012 AirWar College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence Under operational control of the commander, Special Operations Command Pacific, the 353 SOG plans and executes general war and contingency operations using advanced aircraft, tactics and techniques to infiltrate, exfiltrate, resupply and support special operations forces. Lineage. Jessica Tait, 353rd Special Operations Group Public Affairs, 353rd Special Operations Group / Published November 14, 2016. 9. Aerial Achievement Medal ASSIGNMENTS EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION He acted as the personal advisor to the 3-star commander on the mission execution of the command’s 5 special operations wings, 89 squadrons and over 19,000 personnel. Jul 2019 – Present, Commander, 353d Special Operations Group, Kadena AB, Japan 1. Approximately 9,000 U.S. service members from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force will conduct training with their Japan Self-Defense Force counterparts from military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters. The 353rd Special Operations Group is an operational unit of the United States Air Force Special Operations Command, stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Download this stock image: U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Kirby, commander of 353rd Special Operations Group utilizes the Air Force Special Operations Command Air Rapid Response Kit (ARRK) command and control (C-2) node to conduct a video teleconference with Special Operations Command Pacific leadership Nov. 2, 2017, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. 13. On the Cover. 353d Maintenance Squadron 6. U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Kirby, commander of 353rd Special Operations Group (SOG) briefs U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Daniel Yoo, commander of Special … After a 25-year absence, the 353rd SOG returned to New Zealand in 2014 to build-up the relationship with RNZAF 40th Squadron. Located in the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan is Kadena AB, home of the largest combat wing in the USAF, the 18th Wing . August 2002 – July 2005, Instructor Navigator, Assistant Director of Operations, 562d Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas AFSOC commander visits the 353rd SOG . Second Lieutenant – May 1997 Reestablished, and consolidated (31 Jul 1985) with the 553 Reconnaissance Wing, which was established, and, Rating: Master Navigator (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. The group's first predecessor was activated in 1944 as the 3d Air Commando Group. KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Key players for the 353rd Special Operations Group change of command ceremony look over the script before the event here June 8. A CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron conducts tactical air-to-air refueling with an MC-130J Commando II from the 1 SOS during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. A new commander for the Air Commandos of the Pacific accepted the responsibility to lead the 353rd Special Operations Group into the future June 8. Jul 2018 – Jul 2019, Student, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy They have two children, six year old daughter, Elle and three year old son, Declan. Captain – May 2001 Over his 22 years of service, Col Thomas has served in a variety of operational and staff assignments at various levels. 2. “We played a critical role with the Thai special operations regiment,” said Maj. Matthew Prochazka, 353rd SOG mission commander for exercise Cobra Gold. June 2010 – January 2012, Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. Detachment 1, 43rd Intelligence Squadron Aircraft flown: C-141B, T-43, C-130E, MC-130H May 1999 – August 2002, C-141B Instructor Navigator, Tactics Bookie, 6th Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J. Air Force Achievement Medal w 1 OLC PHOTO DETAILS / DOWNLOAD HI-RES 1 of 6. 320th Special Tactics Squadron 4. May 2017 – Jul 2018, Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla. November 1998 – May 1999, Student Navigator, C-141 Initial Mission Qualification, Altus AFB, Okla. Col Thomas is married to the former Courtney Hutt from Carthage, New York. Kathi Glascock, 100th Air Refueling Wing Command Chief, participated in a panel discussion, answering questions about lessons learned throughout their careers. Activated on 1 May 1944. June 2013 – April 2015, Director of Operations, 352d Special Operations Support Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom EDUCATION Group training exercises between the flying, maintenance , and support units of the 353rd Special Operations Group ensure the multifunctional abilities of Pacific Air Commandos. Inactivated on 25 Mar 1946. 8. Over 20,000 personnel work at the base. William Turner took the time to tour each of the 353rd Special Operations Group facilities and meet with the 353rd SOG Airmen. The 353d Special Operations Group consists of the following squadrons: 1. 12. Gabrielle Spalding), U.S. Military, Japan Self-Defense Force leadership and other service members discuss mission operations on a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 535th Airlift Squadron out of Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, during Keen Sword 21, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 31, 2020. AFSOC IG conducts first no-notice inspection 'A Tribute to Persistence': SecAF presents Air Force Cross to Special Tactics Airman; Duke Field fuel cell hangar fire suppression test marks final steps towards renovation completion 2019 Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy He commands 950 special operations personnel across seven squadrons at Kadena and Yokota Air Bases, supporting special operations throughout U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's area of responsibility by providing combat-ready Special Tactics Teams, MC-130H Combat Talon II, MC-130J Commando II, and CV-22 Osprey aircraft. An MC-130P from the 17th SOS lands at Yokota Air Base, 13 March 2011. Col Thomas has supported multiple operations throughout his career such as JOINT GUARDIAN, NORTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE. Lieutenant Colonel – May 2012 Established as 3 Air Commando Group on 25 Apr 1944. April 2015 – May 2017, Commander, 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. KADENA AB, Japan -- Lt. Gen. Eric E. Fiel, Air Force Special Operations Command commander and Chief Master Sgt. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. He was entrusted with the critical information flow and regular engagements with United States Special Operations Command and Headquarters Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson), A CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron conducts air support for U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Team, during Keen Sword 21 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Nov. 4, 2020. The U.S. Air Force Special Operations School’s Mission Commander’s Course prepares prospective mission commanders and senior enlisted leaders for their duties and responsibilities in either a deployed or off … The official website of the 353rd Special Operations Group, U.S. Air Force (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. He commands 950 special operations personnel across seven squadrons at Kadena and Yokota Air Bases, Commander of the 353 SOG, Col is the Thomas Commander of Air Force Special Operations Forces for both Special Operations Command Pacific and Korea. During an Airmen all-call Nov. 7, Webb described readiness, relevance and resiliency as the “three Rs” of the AFSOC priorities and expressed the success of the 353rd SOG in all three areas. Disestablished on 8 Oct 1948. Meritorious Service Medal w 3 OLC Colonel – October 2018 3. The Pacific Air Commandos from the 353rd Special Operations Group welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony June 19 at Kadena Air Base, Japan.Col. Commander, 353rd Special Operations Group 1 Article (U), Brig Gen Kenneth Wilsbach, 18 WG/PCC, “Sayonara to Team Kadena,” AF News Print, 26 May 2011. William Freeman relinquished command of the 353rd SOG to Col. Jason Kirby, formerly, Gabrielle Spalding), A Japan Self-Defense Forces member, center left, and a 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman, center right, push a containerized delivery system bundle onto a C-130J Super Hercules during Keen Sword 21, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 30, 2020. MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS William Turner, AFSOC command chief, run with 353rd Special Operations Group here Sept. 6 during the AFSOC leadership's visit. Download this stock image: 353rd Special Operations Group commander Col. William Freeman delivers his outbound speech during a change of command ceremony July 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. “The 353rd SOG responded quickly and efficiently to support the 36th CRG,” said Lt. Col. John Trube, 353rd SOG deputy commander and mission commander. 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Defense Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal w 1 OLC He received his commission through ROTC after graduating from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 353rd welcomes new commander. June 1997 – January 1998, Student Navigator, 325th Flying TrainingWing, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla. As Commander of the 353 SOG, Col Thomas is the Commander of Air Force Special Operations Forces for both Special Operations Command Pacific and Korea. Vote for the SOG in the @airmanmagazine ”Airman Top Shot” of the week contest! 1st Special Operations Squadron(MC-130H Combat Talon II) 2. 2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 15. Official site of the 352nd Special Operations Wing, based at RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing), Members with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) watch as their teammates are hoisted into a CV-22 Osprey, during a fast rope and hoist training as part of exercise Keen Sword 21, at the Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2020. Air Force Commendation Medal w 3 OLC To commemorate this day RAF Mildenhall hosted Col. Carol Miller, 100th Mission Support Group Commander, Col. Michelle Estes, 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Group Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. From left are: Maj. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander; Col. David Mullins, incoming 353rd SOG commander; and Col. Ray Chapman, outgoing commander. 5. Flight hours: 2,800 Col Michael A. Thomas is currently the Commander, 353d Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan. January 2012 – June 2013, Chief of Safety, 352d Special Operations Group, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom 1997 Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. January 1998 – November 1998, Student Navigator, 562d Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas 10. The cover image depicts special operations forces from U.S. Army Special Operations Command, U.S. Navy Special Operations Command, U.S. U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Kirby, 353rd Special Operations Group commander brief prospective mission commanders on his priorities and expectations Dec. 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The unit was assigned to Fifth Air Force in the Philippines in 1944 for operations with North American P-51 Mustangs, Douglas C-47 Skytrains, and Stinson L-5 … A CV-22 # Osprey prepares to take off at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, following combat search and rescue training during exercise Keen Sword, Oct. 29, 2020. During their visit, Lt. Gen. Eric E. Fiel and Chief Master Sgt. 2011 Master of Science, Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. Members with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) watch as their teammates are hoisted into a CV-22 Osprey, during a fast rope and hoist training as part of exercise Keen Sword 21, at the Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3, 2020. After the typhoon moved past the island, a Special Tactics Team from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron was tasked to conduct the initial assessment of … 16. 17th Special Operations Squadron(MC-130P Combat Shadow) 3. July 2005 – February 2007, AETC Intern, Chief of Command Mobility Training Resources, AETC HQ, Randolph AFB, Texas Download this stock image: 353rd Special Operations Group commander Col. William Freeman delivers his outbound speech during a change of command ceremony July 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Air Force Special Operations Command commander along with the AFSOC command chief visited here Sept. 6 to get a closer look at the special operations mission in the Pacific. U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Kirby, commander of 353rd Special Operations Group (SOG) briefs U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Daniel Yoo, commander of Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) during a visit Nov. 8, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. FLIGHT INFORMATION Col Thomas hails from Shelby Township, Michigan. February 2008 – June 2010, Instructor Navigator, Assistant Director of Operations, 7th Special Operations Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom 14. First Lieutenant – May 1999 Col. Jason Kirby relinquished command of the 353rd Special Operations Group (SOG) to Col. Michael Thomas during a change of command ceremony on 3 July, 2019. As Commander of the 353 SOG, Col Thomas is the Commander of Air Force Special Operations Forces for both Special Operations Command Pacific and Korea. February 2007 – June 2007, Student Navigator, C-130 Initial Qualification, 714th Training Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark. Major – February 2007 Previously he was the Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command. Keen Sword is a training opportunity between JSDF and the U.S. military across a variety of scenarios, allowing the enhancement of interoperability of U.S. and Japanese forces. 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