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COLONEL FRANK REYES

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Colonel Frank Reyes is commander, 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, home of the largest security forces group in the United States Air Force. He leads five security forces squadrons of more than 1,200 personnel in providing security and force protection for the 341st Missile Wing, including its main operating base, 15 launch control centers and 150 intercontinental ballistic missile launch facilities deployed across 13,800-square-miles in central Montana. Previously, Colonel Reyes was a National Defense Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., focusing on nuclear security related issues as part of the Project on Nuclear Issues within the International Security Program. Colonel Reyes also served as the executive officer for the Director of Security Forces, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Colonel Reyes received his commission through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Alaska and entered the Army in May 1997. In July 2002, he transferred to the Air Force. He has served in a variety of assignments in field artillery and security forces career fields.

EDUCATION
1997 Bachelor's degree in History, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2007 Master's degree in Security Management from American Military University
2007 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2011 Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS
2013 Air War College, by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1997 - July 1997, Regimental Training Officer, 4th Regiment, Advanced Camp, Army Reserve Officer Training Command, Ft. Lewis, WA
2. July 1997 - May 1998, Student, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Ft. Sill, OK
3. June 1998 - May 2001, Targeting Officer, 1-34 Armor Battalion, Fire Support Officer, A Company 2-34 Armor Battalion, (Deployed Sep 99 -Apr 00, Fire Support Officer, C Company 116 Infantry Battalion, Camp Dobol, Bosnia), and S-4, 1-5 Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Ft. Riley, KS
4. June 2001 - June 2002, Army Individual Ready Reserves, Fairbanks, AK
5. July 2002 - July 2004, Operations Officer, 91st Missile Security Forces Squadron, Minot AFB, ND
6. July 2004 - May 2006, Deputy Chief Security Forces, Aide-de-Camp, and Chief, Security Forces Plans and Programs, HQ 20th Air Force, F.E. Warren AFB, WY
7. June 2006 - June 2007, Commander, 821st Security Forces Squadron, Thule AB, Greenland
8. July 2007 - May 2009, Chief, Command Security Forces Inspections, HQ Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (February 2008 - September 2008, Biometrics and Forensics Action Officer, U.S. Central Command, J-3, Joint Security Office, MacDill AFB, FL)
9. May 2009 - May 2010, Senior Security Forces Advisor, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission -Air Force, Baghdad, Iraq
10. June 2010-June 2011, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS
11. June 2011 - June 2013, Commander, 319th Security Forces Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND
12. June 2013 - July 2015, Commander, 72d Security Forces Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
13. July 2015 - June 2017, Chief, Security Forces Training Branch and Executive Officer, Directorate of Security Forces. Headquarters, United States Air Force, Pentagon, Arlington, VA
14. June 2017 - January 2018, Commander, 811 Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, MD
15. January - June 2018, Executive Officer, Directorate of Security Forces, Headquarters, United States Air Force, Pentagon, Arlington, VA
16. July 2018 - July 2019, Nat’l Defense Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
17. July 2019 - Present, Commander, 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom Air Force Base, MT

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 9, 1997
First Lieutenant Nov. 27, 1998
Captain Dec. 1, 2000
Major April 1, 2007
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 2012
Colonel Nov. 1, 2018

(Current as of July 2019)

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