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COLONEL THOMAS K. WARK

Colonel Thomas K. Wark is the commander, 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard. The 192nd FW is a classic associate wing of more than 900 Airmen serving across five missions: F-22 operations and maintenance; global intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; global logistics support; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), and Base Operating Support. The 192nd FW achieves its mission via Total Force Integration with the 1st Fighter Wing, 480th ISRW, and the 735th Supply Chain Operations Group. As wing commander, Colonel Wark ensures the 192nd FW meets its federal missions to train, equip, and deploy Airmen ready to fly, fight, and win; to provide continuous imagery analysis and intelligence support; and deliver fighter/bomber MICAP supplies worldwide. He also ensures the 192nd FW responds to state and national emergencies as directed by the Governor of Virginia.

Colonel Wark earned his commission as a graduate of the Louisiana Tech University AFROTC program in 1987. He has served in numerous fighter aircraft assignments earning over 2800 hours in the F-16 and F-22. His staff experience includes Air Combat Command Director of Air National Guard Forces, and the Air National Guard Director of Air, Space and Information Operations.

EDUCATION
1987 Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University 1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Ala., correspondence 2006 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., correspondence
2011 Advanced Joint PME, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk Va.
2012 Fellow, Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 1988 - April 1989, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. May 1989 - July 1989, student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. August 1989 - February 1990, F-16 course, 63rd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. March 1990 - July 1992, F-16 Pilot, Chief of Mobility, 69th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.
5. July 1992 - July 1993, F-16 Pilot, 36th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, ROK
6. July 1993 - April 1996, F-16 Instructor, Wing Plans and Mobility Officer, 706th TFS, NAS JRB New Orleans, La.
7. April 1996 - May 2003, F-16 Instructor, Mobility Officer, 149th Fighter Squadron, Richmond IAP, Va.
8. May 2003 - May 2005, Flight Commander, Wing Installation Deployment Officer, Richmond IAP, Va.
9. May 2005 - Aug 2006, ACC/A3F Joint Air Ground Office, Deputy Close Attack Division, Langley AFB, Va.
10. May 2005 - October 2007, Commander, 149th Fighter Squadron, Richmond IAP, Va.
11. October 2007 - June 2008, Vice Commander, 192nd Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va.
12. June 2008 - May 2009, Deputy Director ANG Forces, Air Combat Command
13. May 2009 - March 2011, Director ANG Forces, Air Combat Command
14. April 2011 - March 2012, Director, Air, Space and Information Operations, National Guard Bureau
15. March 2012 - present, Commander 192nd Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va.

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

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant, October 25, 1987
First Lieutenant, October 25, 1989
Captain, October 25, 1991
Major, October 25, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel, December 7, 2003
Colonel, November 2, 2007

(Current as of August 2012)

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