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Colonel Michael B. Eltz (U.S. Air Force photo) COLONEL MICHAEL B. ELTZ

Col. Michael B. Eltz is the Commander, 414th Fighter Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. As the commander, Eltz is responsible for executing the Chief of Staff of the Air Force directed Total Force Integration with the 4th Fighter Wing. The 414th Fighter Group is an Air Force Reserve Command unit manned by highly experienced F-15E fighter
3/13
2018
Col Jason Knight COLONEL JASON KNIGHT

Colonel Knight is the Commander of the 4th Mission Support Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. As commander, he is responsible for the leadership and management of the base’s civil engineers, communications and computer systems support, security and law enforcement, transportation requirements, supply, procurement, personnel support, logistics readiness, education, food services, and the housing, fitness, and recreational activities for a community of over 13,000 people. Colonel Knight received his commission in 1994 after graduating from the University of Illinois. As a career Personnel Officer, he has served in a variety of base-level, major command, and headquarters positions including Chief of Air Mobility Command Rated Staff Assignments, Military Personnel Flight Commander, Force Support Squadron Commander, Deputy Chief of the Airman Development and Military Policy Divisions, Assistant Director for Officer Commissioning Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Chief of the Personnel Division in Headquarters Air Combat Command. His deployment experience includes tours in Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, and Afghanistan.
7/24
2017
Colonel Keyes COLONEL CRAIG A. KEYES

Col. Craig Keyes is the Commander, 4th Medical Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. He is responsible for the Air Force’s largest Medical Treatment Facility in the state with three diverse squadrons consisting of 320 active duty, civilian, and contract personnel offering extensive dental, flight medicine, healthcare plan management, laboratory, mental health, pediatrics, pharmacy, physical therapy, primary care, public health, radiology imaging, referral and medical management, and women’s health services. Together, the group cares for approximately 36K beneficiaries through a budget of almost $32M and provides 90K patient encounters and over 222K ancillaries annually. In addition, the group ensures the global medical readiness requirements for the Combat Air Force’s largest flying program, maintenance group, and F-15E Strike Eagle wing.
7/24
2017
Chief Master Sgt. William Adams biography photo CHIEF MASTER SGT. WILLIAM D. ADAMS III

Chief Master Sergeant William D. Adams III serves as the Command Chief, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. He is the primary advisor to the wing commander on matters affecting mission readiness through morale, quality of life, utilization, health and welfare of the wings enlisted forces. With approximately 5,700 active duty military members and civilians, the wing conducts and supports air combat operations. The wing's mission is driven by two combat-ready F-15E Strike Eagle fighter squadrons and two training fighter squadrons. CMSgt Adams was raised as a U.S. Army dependent in locations around the world. He entered the Air Force in September 1991 and completed the USAF Combat Control training pipeline in March 1993. His background includes various joint leadership positions in the Air Force and Special operations community. He has participated in numerous combat deployments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa and other sensitive areas around the globe. Prior to his current position, Chief Adams was the Group Superintendent of the 720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida. His qualifications include, Master Static Line Parachutist, Master Military Freefall Parachutist, and Combat Diver.
6/01
2017
Col. Brian Armstrong COLONEL BRIAN S. ARMSTRONG

Colonel Brian S. Armstrong is the Vice Commander, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, N.C. As the vice commander, he assists the wing commander in the organization, training and deployment of one of the largest fighter wings in the United States Air Force, consisting of nearly 6,000 Airmen and civilians. The wing is also home to the multi-role, all-weather F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft which is assigned to two operational and two training fighter squadrons, flying more than 15,000 sorties and 24,000 hours a year. The 4th FW teams with and provides overall host support for the 916th Air Refueling Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command KC-135R wing with an active duty squadron. The wing's assets total $5.2 billion with an annual operating and maintenance budget of $240 million. Prior to this assignment, Colonel Armstrong served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a country director in the Europe/NATO policy office. In this position, he developed and coordinated DoD policy to achieve U.S. objectives in Europe and prepared senior policy leadership for engagements with the interagency, Congress, and foreign counterparts.
8/09
2016
4th Fighter Wing commander as of 30 June 2016. COLONEL CHRISTOPHER SAGE

Colonel Christopher S. Sage is the Commander, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, N.C. As the commander, he is responsible for the organization, training and deployment of one of the largest fighter wings in the United States Air Force, consisting of nearly 6,000 Airmen and civilians. The 4th Fighter Wing is home to 94 F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft assigned to two operational and two training fighter squadrons, flying more than 12,000 sorties and 21,000 hours per year. The 4th FW partners with and provides overall host support for the 916th Air Refueling Wing and its 16 KC-135Rs. Colonel Sage is originally from Newport News, Virginia and entered the Air Force in June 1994 after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science. He is a Distinguished Graduate from Squadron Officer School and earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University in 2001. Colonel Sage’s assignments are a mix of operational, training and staff tours with both the Navy and the Air Force, culminating in over 4,200 flight hours. As an operational F-15E fighter pilot, he has over 1,100 combat hours and has participated in Operations NORTHERN WATCH, DELIBERATE FORGE, ALLIED FORCE, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. He also served as a Naval Flight Instructor while stationed aboard NAS Whiting Field.
6/29
2016
Col. Meyers bio pic. COLONEL A. JOEL MEYERS

Colonel A. Joel Meyers is the commander, 4th Operations Group, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. In this role, he is responsible for organizing, training, equipping, and deploying 94 F-15E aircraft and over 600 officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel in support of combat operations. In addition, Colonel Meyers produces over 90 F-15E pilots and weapon systems officers per year in Air Combat Command’s largest Formal Training Unit.
6/23
2016
Col. Shannon Cooper COLONEL SHANNON M. COOPER

Colonel Shannon M. Cooper is the commander of the 4th Maintenance Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. He enlisted in the Air Force in January 1988 and earned his commission in April 1991 through Officer Training School. He has served in a variety of assignments including squadron and group level aircraft maintenance, Major Command staff, squadron command, and deputy group command.
2/23
2016
090731-F-JZ030-165 CAPTAIN MARK R. "PITBULL" MCDOWELL
  Died  July 18, 2009
Captain Mark R. McDowell is an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Operations Group, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina. The 4th is the largest F-15E wing in the U.S. Air Force and is home to the multi-role all-weather, F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft. The 336th and 335th Fighter Squadrons make
7/30
2009
090731-F-JZ030-166 CAPTAIN THOMAS J. "LAG" GRAMITH
  Died  July 18, 2009
Captain Thomas J. Gramith is a Weapon SystemS Officer, (WSO) 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Operations Group, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina. The 4th is the largest F-15E wing in the U.S. Air Force and is home to the multi-role all-weather, F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft. The 336th and 335th Fighter Squadrons
7/30
2009
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