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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.