COLONEL TY W. NEUMAN

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Colonel Ty Neuman is the commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. He is responsible for providing combat-ready B-52H aircraft, crews, and associated combat support to conduct global operational taskings. As Barksdale’s installation commander, he supports 32 tenant units, including Headquarters, Air Force Global Strike Command; Headquarters, 8th Air Force; and the Air Force Reserve Command’s 307th Bomb Wing. He promotes the welfare of more than 11,400 military and civilian personnel, 6,300 family members and 25,000 retirees.

Neuman received his commission in 1995 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, and completed Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training as a distinguished graduate in 1997. In 2002, he attended U.S. Air Force Weapons School where he graduated with distinction as an outstanding graduate, top academic performer and top flight performer. During his time at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, Neuman supported Operation Allied Force from Royal Air Force station Fairford, United Kingdom, and later forward deployed to Aviano Air Base, Italy, to serve as a B-1 liaison officer. Additionally, he deployed with the 34th Bomb Squadron and the 28th Operations Support Squadron in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Neuman has graduated with honors from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and is a graduate of the National War College, earning a Master of Business degree in Executive Management and a Master's Degree in National Security Strategy. He served on the Joint Staff at U.S. Strategic Command, National Airborne Operations Center, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, were he worked as a strategic operations section chief and the emergency actions officer in support of multiple presidential support missions and worldwide taskings. Neuman logged over 60 alert periods, 200 flights and 625 hours on board the E-4B. Later, as commander of the 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas, he led the largest B-1 squadron in Air Combat Command.

Prior to his current assignment, he served as the vice commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, where he was second in command of the largest B-1 combat wing in the U.S. Air Force, with 27 aircraft and more than 3,800 military and civilian members.

Neuman is a B-1 weapon systems officer with more than 2,600 hours in the B-1B, E-4B, T-43, T-37 and T-39.

EDUCATION
1995 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
2001 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2006 Air Command and Staff College (by correspondence)
2007 Master's Degree in Executive Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
2013 Master's Degree in National Security Strategy, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1995 - May 1996, Student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph AFB, Texas
2. May 1996 - April 1997, Student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida
3. April 1997 - January 1998, Student, B-1 Flight Training Unit, 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
4. January 1998 - February 2003, B-1 Instructor Weapons Systems Officer, Standardization and Evaluation, Flight Scheduler, Flight Commander, 77th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
5. February 2003 - April 2004, Flight Commander, Chief Wing Weapons and Tactics, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
6. April 2004 - June 2006, Chief Standardization and Evaluations, Flight Commander, 77th Weapons School, Dyess AFB, Texas
7. June 2006 - June 2007, Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
8. June 2007 - June 2010, Strategic Operations Section Chief, Emergency Action Officer, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
9. June 2010 - July 2012, Commander, 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
10. July 2012 - July 2013, Student, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. July 2013 - June 2014, Joint Staff Operations Officer, Nation Military Command Center, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. June 2014 - May 2016, Vice Wing Commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
13. May 2016 - Present, Commander, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: 3,050 (301 combat)
Aircraft flown: B-1, E-4B, T-43, T-37, T-39

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1997 Distinguished Graduate, Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training
2002 Outstanding Graduate, United States Air Force Weapons School
2007 Distinguished Graduate, Naval Postgraduate School

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1995
First Lieutenant May 31, 1997
Captain May 31, 1999
Major Nov. 1, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel Mar. 1, 2010
Colonel Oct. 1, 2014

(Current as of May 2016)