Colonel Jeremy Russell is Commander of the 341st Maintenance Group, Malmstrom AFB, Montana. He is responsible for more than 550 Airmen and all sustainment, modernization, and deployment operations required in sustaining and modernizing up to 150 Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and associated launch facilities and launch control centers throughout the 13,800 square mile complex. He is also the senior advisor to the Wing Commander for all logistics and maintenance matters.   

Colonel Russell was born in Whittier California. After graduating high school in 1995, he enlisted in the Air Force and completed two assignments over a 6-year period as a Munitions Journeyman. As a Staff Sergeant, he was accepted to attend Officer Training School. After earning his commission, he managed maintenance efforts on Minuteman and Peacekeeper ICBMs, B-61 nuclear weapons, and oversaw the Air Forces’ largest conventional stockpile. Colonel Russell also held a few specially appointed positions to include Munitions Accountable Systems Officer (MASO), Group Safety Officer, Squadron Section Commander, Group Executive Officer, and was elected the Company Grade Officer Council President at four bases.

Additionally, he served contingency deployments in Saudi Arabia in 1999 as a munitions Staff Sergeant and Iraq in 2009 as a munitions Captain. His support team at home includes his wife, Brittany, 6-year-old son Loomis, 2-year-old son Miles, and 2-month-old son Oliver.

2000 Associate in Applied Science, Munitions Systems Tech, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
2000 Associate in General Education, University of Maryland, University College
2001 Bachelor of Science, Occupational Education and Business Management, Wayland Baptist University
2003 Master of Business Administration, International Business, Touro University International
2007 Certificate in Japanese Studies, University of Maryland, University College
2011 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2015 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2022 RAND SDE Fellowship, Santa Monica, Calif.


  1. Jul 1995 - Mar 1996, Basic Trainee, Combat Control Student, Munitions Tech School Student
  2. Mar 1996 - Mar 2000, Munitions Technician, 18th Munitions Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
  3. Mar 2000 - Aug 2001, Munitions Technician, 37th Supply Squadron, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
  4. Aug 2001 - Nov 2001, Officer Trainee, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.
  5. Nov 2001 - Jul 2004, Nuclear Missile Maintenance Officer, Safety Officer, and Group Exec, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
  6. Jul 2004 - Oct 2005, Munitions Accountable Systems Officer, 39th Maintenance Sq, Incirlik AB, Turkey
  7. Oct 2005 - Oct 2007, Systems Flt Commander, Materiel Flt Commander, and Operations Officer, 18th Munitions Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
  8. Oct 2007 - Oct 2009, Deputy Chief, Acquisitions Logistics, Space Development Test Wg, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
  9. Nov 2009 - Jul 2010, Nuclear Support Equipment Program Manager, ICBM Program Office, Hill AFB, Utah
  10. Jul 2010 - Jun 2012, Director of Operations, 581st Missile Maintenance Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
  11. Jun 2012 - Jun 2014, Commander, 86th Munitions Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
  12. Jun 2014 - Jun 2015, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, Kan.
  13. Jul 2015 - Jun 2017, Commander, 90 Missile Maintenance Squadron, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
  14. Jun 2017 - Jun 2020, Branch Chief, EUCOM Nuclear Surety and Policy, Stuttgart, Germany
  15. Jun 2020 - Jul 2022, Commander, Detachment 3, AFOTEC Hill AFB, Utah
  16. Jul 2022 - July 2023, SDE Fellow, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.
  17. Jul 2023 - Present, Commander, 341st Maintenance Group, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.

Jun 2017-Jun 2020, Branch Chief, EUCOM Nuclear Surety/Policy, Stuttgart, Germany, as a Lt Col

Defense Meritorious Service Medal 
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters 
Joint Service Commendation Medal 
Air Force Commendation Medal with five oak leaf clusters 
Joint Service Achievement Medal 
Air Force Achievement Medal 
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster 
Air Force Recognition Ribbon 
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star 
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal 
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with N device and two oak leaf clusters

(Current as of March 2024)