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Col E. JONELLE EYCHNER

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Colonel E. Jonelle Eychner is the Commander, 51st Mission Support Group, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.  As the Group commander, she leads five diverse squadrons that provide base communications, engineering, security, law enforcement, transportation, supply, personnel support, logistics readiness, education, food services, housing, and recreation activities to over 2,700 personnel, supporting the Air Force’s most permanently forward-deployed wing, a Numbered Air Force, and 24 tenant units. 

Colonel Eychner earned her commission in 1998 as a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Texas Tech University.  She’s had various assignments in the Services and Personnel career fields and commanded the 60th Force Support Squadron at Travis Air Force Base California.  She’s served at the Combatant Command and Headquarters Air Force level, and at the Air Force’s Personnel Center. Colonel Eychner has deployed multiple times executing various services and personnel functions at various locations in Central Command; her most recent deployment was as Deputy Director of Manpower and Personnel in the NATO Train, Advise and Assist Command-Air and Air Forces Central Command’s 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul Afghanistan.

She’s married to Brad Eychner and has two boys, Aiden and Emmett.

 

EDUCATION

 

1998 Bachelors of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

2003    Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2010    Masters of Human Resources Management, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant MI

2011    Masters in Military Studies, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB AL

2014    Air War College by distance learning

2017    Masters of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB AL

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

 

1. July 1998 – March 1999: Assistant Regional Director of Admissions, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Southwest Region, Randolph AFB TX

2. March 1999 – March 2001: Food Service Officer, Officer in Charge of Base Honor Guard, and Combat Support Flight Commander, Tyndall AFB FL

3. March 2001 – March 2003: Officer in Charge of Services Plans and Readiness and Mission Support Group Executive Officer, Ellsworth AFB SD

4. March 2003 – May 2005: Combat Support Flight Commander, Luke AFB AZ

5. May 2005 – May 2007: Squadron Officer School Flight Commander and Executive Officer to the 42d Air Base Wing Commander, Maxwell AFB AL

6. June 2007 – May 2008: Chief, 42d Services Division, Maxwell AFB AL

7. June 2008 – July 2009: Deputy, Joint Force Sustainment Division, US Strategic Command J1, Offutt AFB, NE

8. July 2009 – June 2010: Chief, Senior Leader management, US Strategic Command J1, Offutt AFB NE

9. July 2010 – May 2011: Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB AL

10. Jun 2011-July 2013: Commander, 60th Force Support Squadron, Travis AFB CA

11. August 2013 – November 2015: Chief, Officer Accessions Branch, Directorate of Military Force Management, Pentagon, Washington DC

12. December 2015 – June 2016: Chief, Separations, Retirements and Military Force Management, Directorate of Military Force Management, Pentagon, Washington DC 

13. June 2016 – July 2017:  Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB AL

14. July 2017 – May 2018: Chief, Military Accessions and Equal Opportunity Branch, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph TX

15. May 2018 – May 2019: Deputy Director, Personnel and Manpower, Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul Afghanistan

16. Jun 2019 – May 2020: Chief, Air Force Integrated Personnel and Pay System Functional Management Office, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph TX

 

 MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

 

 Bronze Star Defense Meritorious Service medal with one oak leaf cluster

 Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

 Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

 Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

 Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 5 oak leaf clusters

 Best Large Force Support Squadron in Air Mobility Command in 2011 & 2012

 Air Force A1 Lieutenant General Norm Lezy Award for Leadership 2012

 

 EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

 

Second Lieutenant June 8, 1998

First Lieutenant June 8, 2000

Captain June 8, 2002

Major March 1, 2008

Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 2013

Colonel September 1, 2019 

 

 

Current as of June 2020