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Colonel Wiley L. Barnes

Commander, 517th Training Group

Col. Wiley Barnes assumed command of the 517th Training Group on July 13, 2017.

Colonel Wiley Barnes is the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations Division Chief, Intelligence Directorate, United States European Command (EUCOM J2), responsible for Collection Management, Intelligence Watch, and the Joint Reconnaissance Center. He previously served as EUCOM J2 Plans Branch Chief, where he led deliberate and crisis action planning. Before arriving at EUCOM, he was a National Defense Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. and commanded the Air Intelligence Squadron (AIS) at Scott AFB, Illinois.

A second-generation Airman, Colonel Barnes was commissioned as a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Tennessee. His assignments include intelligence support to B-1 and C-130 operations; Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) U-2, RQ-4, and MQ-1 operations; 28th Bomb Wing senior intelligence officer; and instructor at Air Force Officer Training School (OTS). After graduating from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS) he served in the Concepts, Strategy, and Wargaming Division (Skunk Works), the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Strategic Studies Group (CSAF SSG), and the Air-Sea Battle concept development team at Headquarters Air Force.

Colonel Barnes has deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, with duty as the 480th Intelligence Wing DCGS liaison officer at the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) and as the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing senior intelligence officer.

EDUCATION

1996 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
2002 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Master of Arts in Organizational Management, George Washington University, D.C.
2005 Air Force Intern Program (Intermediate Developmental Education), Pentagon, D.C.
2007 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Air & Space Studies (SAASS), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2012 Air War College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 National Defense Fellowship, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C. 2015 Joint Forces Staff
College (JPME II), Norfolk, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Feb 1997 - Nov 1997, Student, Intelligence Fundamentals & Applications Courses, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2. Nov 1997 - Jun 1999, Threat Intelligence Analyst, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, Florida
3. Jun 1999 - Apr 2002, C-130 Intelligence & Force Protection Instructor, Intelligence Flight
Commander, Combat Aerial Delivery School, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
4. Apr 2002 - Aug 2003, Instructor, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
5. Aug 2003 - Jul 2005, Air Force Intern, Pentagon, D.C.
6. Jul 2005 - Jun 2007, U-2 & RQ-4 ISR Mission Commander, UAV Flight Commander, Assistant Director of Operations, 13th Intelligence Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
7. Jun 2007 - Jun 2009, B-1 Intelligence Flight Commander, Senior Intelligence Officer, Wing
Executive Officer, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
8. Jun 2009 - Jul 2010, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. Jul 2010 - Jun 2012, Joint Integration Branch Chief, Concepts, Strategy & Wargaming Division and Airpower Strategist, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Strategic Studies Group, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, D.C.
10. Jul 2012 - Jun 2014, Commander, Air Intelligence Squadron, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
11. Jul 2014 - Jun 2015, National Defense Fellow, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.
12. Jun 2015 - Aug 2015, Student, Joint Forces Staff College (JPME II), Norfolk, Va.
13. Aug 2015 - Present, Plans Branch Chief, then ISR Ops Division Chief, Intelligence Directorate, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

1. Aug 2015 - Present, Plans Branch Chief, then ISR Ops Division Chief, Intelligence Directorate,
U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, as a lieutenant colonel and colonel

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Twelfth Air Force Field Grade Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Officer of the Year Award
Air Mobility Command Company Grade Intelligence Officer of the Year Award
Squadron Officer School – Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Outstanding Graduate, Chief of Staff Trophy (#1 Flight)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant Dec. 14, 1996
First Lieutenant Jan. 7, 1999
Captain Jan. 7, 2001
Major Sep. 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 2010
Colonel Apr 1, 2017

(Current as of May 17, 2017)

 

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Chief Master Sergeant Matthew P. Robinson

Superintendent, 517th Training Group

Chief Master Sergeant Matthew P. Robinson is the Group Superintendent for the 517th Training Group, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, California. He is the senior enlisted leader for 130 staff and 1200 students executing language training in support of national level agencies and combatant commanders. CMSgt Robinson oversees development and enhancement of the enlisted force. He manages squadron manpower, resources, plans and policy and is active in unit and post activities, as well as volunteers in numerous local community organizations. CMSgt Robinson is currently pursuing his Graduate Degree in Homeland Security.

CMSgt Robinson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on 5 July 1975. He spent the majority of his formative years in San Diego, California and entered the Air Force 15 December 1993. After completing Basic Military and Technical Training in early 1994, he was assigned to his first duty station as a signals analyst at the 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa. In January 1996, he was assigned to the Air Force Information Warfare Center, Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas where he served as an Information Warfare analyst. CMSgt Robinson's third assignment was a special duty assignment to the Joint Defense Facility - Pine Gap, Alice Springs, Australia, where he served as an ELINT Analyst from October 2000 to October 2003. In October 2003 he accepted a second special duty assignment to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio where he served as Team Lead and NCOIC of Space Technical Support. In December 2009, he took the position of Detachment Superintendent, Detachment 2, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea. In December of 2010, CMSgt Robinson returned to Wright-Patterson AFB and assumed the position of Squadron Superintendent, 18th Intelligence Squadron. In January 2016, he was selected to be the Squadron Superintendent for the 314th Training Squadron, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, California. Finally, in in July 2017, he was selected as the Group Superintendent, 517th Traning Group, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, California.

EDUCATION

1993 High School, San Diego CA.
1997 SIGE-2810, Fundamentals of Technical ELINT, National Cryptologic School
1997 SIGE-3810, Intermediate Technical ELINT Analysis, National Cryptologic School
2000 Airman Leadership School, Lackland AFB, TX.
2003 SIGE-4830, Interpretive ELINT Analysis, National Cryptologic School
2003 SIGE-3820, Digital ELINT Analysis Training, National Cryptologic School
2006 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL.
2008 Combat Skills Training, Camp Atterbury, IN.
2009 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Non-Residence
2009 Associates Degree, Communications Application Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2010 Bachelor’s Degree Information Systems Management, University of Maryland, University College
2011 Joint Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education, Non-Residence cademy, Maxwell AFB, AL.
2012 Cyber 100, Space and Cyber Professional Management Office
2012 Professional Manager’s Certificate, Community College of the Air Force
2013 Senior Enlisted Intelligence Manager’s Skills Course, Goodfellow AFB, .
2013 Space 300, National Space and Security Institute, Peterson AFB, CO.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Dec 1993 - Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX.
2. Feb 1994 - 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, TX.
3. Jul 1994 - 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa
4. Mar 1995 - 335th Reconnaissance Squadron Detachment 1, Ryhiad AB, Saudi Arabia (Deployed)
5. Jan 1997 - Air Force Information Warfare Center, Kelly AFB, TX.
6. Mar 1998 - 4405th Intelligence Squadron, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia (Deployed)
7. Oct 2000 - Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap, Alice Springs, Australia
8. Oct 2003 - NASIC, Special Analysis Squadron, Wright-Pat AFB, OH.
9. Dec 2009 - Detachment 2, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Osan AB, ROK
10. Dec 2010 - 18th Intelligence Squadron Wright-Pat AFB, OH.
11. Jul 2012 - 18 IS FWD, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (Deployed)
12. Oct 2014 - 18 IS FWD, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (Deployed)
13. Jan 2016 - 314th Training Squadron, Presidio of Monterey, CA.
14. July 2017 - 517th Training Group, Presidio of Monterey, CA.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with campaign star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal South West Asia Service Medal with campaign star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal with campaign star

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman Basic December 1993
Airman June 1994
Airman First Class December 1995
Senior Airman December 1996
Staff Sergeant May 2000 Technical Sergeant June 2004
Master Sergeant June 2008
Senior Master Sergeant January 2012
Chief Master Sergeant July 2015

(Current as of July 2017)