|COLONEL ALEXIS MEZYNSKI|
Colonel Alexis Mezynski is the Vice Commander, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. He assists the commander in providing health and welfare of approximately 10,500 active duty and civilian personnel, 6,500 family members, and 25,000 retirees. He also shares the responsibility for ensuring the 2nd Bomb Wing maintains a constant state of readiness in order to provide flexible and responsive combat capability in support of United States Strategic Command and theater combatant commanders.
Colonel Mezynski, a Butler, Pa., native, received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in June 1993. He earned his wings at Columbus AFB, Miss., in September 1995 and has flying experience as a B-1B aircraft commander, T-1 Undergraduate Pilot Training Instructor Pilot, and B-2 Instructor Pilot and Weapons Officer. He has served in numerous squadron leadership positions, including flight commander, assistant director of operations, director of operations, most recently as Commander, 394th Combat Training Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo. He has also served on a NATO staff as the Executive Officer in the Operational Preparation Directorate in Oeiras, Portugal.
Colonel Mezynski is a Command Pilot with more than 2,800 hours, and has flown combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
1993 Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, US Air Force Academy, Colo.
1994 Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence
2004 USAF Weapons School, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Air War College, Correspondence
2012 Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
1. September 1993 to August 1994, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
2. September 1994 to September 1995, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3. October 1995 to March 1996, Student, B-1B Initial Qualification Course, 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
4. April 1996 to September 1998, B-1B Pilot and Aircraft Commander, 9th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
5. October 1998 to January 1999, Student, T-1 Pilot Instructor Training, 99th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas
6. February 1999 to June 2000, T-1 Instructor Pilot, 32nd Flying Training Squadron, Vance AFB, Okla.
7. July 2000 to February 2001, Student, B-2 Initial Qualification Course, 394th Combat Training Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
8. March 2001 to April 2003, B-2 Flight Commander, B-2 Pilot, B-2 Instructor Pilot, 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
9. April 2003 to December 2003, Wing Weapons Flight Chief, 509th Operations Support Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
10. January 2004 to June 2004, Student, USAF Weapons School, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
11. July 2004 to June 2005, Assistant Director of Operations and Mission Planning Cell Chief, 509 Operations Support Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
12. July 2005 to June 2006, Assistant Director of Operations and B-2 Weapons Instructor Pilot, 325th Weapons Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
13. July 2006 to July 2007, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
14. August 2007 to July 2009, Executive Officer to Director, Operational Preparation Directorate, Oeiras, Portugal
15. August 2009 to May 2010, Director of Operations, 394th Combat Training Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
16. May 2010 to June 2011, Commander, 394th Combat Training Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
17. July 2011 to June 2012, Student, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
18. July 2012 to present, Vice Commander, 2d Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,800
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, B-1B, T-1, and B-2
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal, 2 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal, 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant June 1993
First Lieutenant June 1995
Captain June 1997
Major August 2003
Lieutenant Colonel September 2007
Colonel June 2012
(Current as of July 2012)