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Col. Zane R. Johnson is the vice commander, 192D Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. As one of the chief of staff of the Air Force and director of the Air National Guard's Total Force Initiatives, he supports the commander in all aspects of maintaining a combat-ready F-22A associate wing with the 1st FW and the 480th Intelligence Wing Distributed Ground Station, and the Global Logistic Support Center at JBLE, Va.

Colonel Johnson earned his commission as a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute's Air Force ROTC program in 1984. He transitioned from active duty to the New Jersey Air National Guard in 1991 and transferred to the Virginia Air National Guard in 1996. He is a command pilot with over 2,700 flying hours in the F-15, F-16 and F-22 and over 5,000 hours commercial time. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Director of Operations, Joint Force Headquarters-Air, Virginia Air National Guard.

1984 Bachelor of Art degree in English, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2002 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2005 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, JFSC, Norfolk, Va., in residence
2006 ANG Commanders Development Course, Washington, D.C.
2008 Joint Reserve Officer Orientation Course, JFSC, Norfolk, Va.

1. November 1984 - November 1985, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. January 1986 - March 1986, student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. May 1986 - August 1986, F-15 course, 426th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. August 1986 - November 1991, F-15 Instructor pilot, 48th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
5. December 1991 - June 1996, F-16 pilot, 119th Fighter Squadron, Atlantic City, N.J.
6. June 1996 - April 2003, F-16 pilot, and later, flight commander, 149th Fighter Squadron, Sandston, Va.
7. May 2003 - November 2005, 192D Operations Support Flight commander, Sandston, Va.
8. November 2005 - May 2006, Director of Operations, JFHQ-Air, Sandston, Va.
9. June 2006 - December 2007, vice commander, 192D Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, Sandston, Va.
10. December 2007 - May 2008, A-3, JFHQ-Air, Sandston, Va.
11. May 2008 - present, vice commander, 192D Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 7,700
Aircraft flown: F-15, F-16, F-22

Meritorious Service Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal with one silver and two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award with three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with mobilization device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

Second Lieutenant   Aug. 10, 1984
First Lieutenant   Aug. 25, 1986
Captain   Aug. 10, 1988
Major   Oct. 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel   June 9, 2002
Colonel   June 2, 2006

(Current as of March 2010)

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