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COLONEL ANTHONY D. STRATTON

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Col. Anthony D. Stratton was born Aug. 12, 1968 in Missoula, Montana, and has lived in the Alaska communities of Barrow, Fairbanks and Anchorage. He currently resides in Palmer with his wife Lorena and two daughters, Sabrina and Katrina. He graduated from Service High School in 1986 and enlisted in the Alaska Air National Guard in February of 1988 as a C-130 Hercules propulsion system specialist. Colonel Stratton received his commission from the Academy of Military Science in October of 1990 and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage in December of 1993. He is a command pilot, qualified in both the C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III, and has served in a multitude of operational and support positions within the Alaska National Guard.

EDUCATION
1991 Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, CA
1993 University of Alaska Anchorage, AAS Professional Piloting
1993 University of Alaska Anchorage, Bachelor of Science Technology
1995 Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, OK
1995 C-130 Initial Qualification, Little Rock AFB, AR
1997 Squadron Officer School (Correspondence)
1997 Contingency Wartime Planner Course (Residence)
2000 C-130 Aircraft Commander Qualification, Little Rock AFB, AR
2002 C-130 Instructor Qualification, Little Rock AFB, AR
2002 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
2006 Air War College (Correspondence)
2008 C-17 Initial Qualification, Altus AFB, OK
2010 C-17 Pilot Checkout
2012 C-17 Co-pilot Airdrop Qualification
2013 C-17 Instructor Qualification
2015 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (Seminar-Joint Forces Staff College)
2016 Joint Task Force Commanders Course
2017 Dual Status Commanders Course
2017 MORS Certificate in Wargaming - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

ASSIGNMENTS
Feb 88 – Sep 90 C-130 Propulsion Specialist 176th Composite Group
Sep 90 – Aug 94 C130 Navigator 144th Airlift Squadron
Aug 94 – Sep 99 Operations Plans Officer 176th Wing (C-130 Pilot attached to 144th Airlift Squadron)
Sep 99 – May 01 Chief, Command Post 176th Wing
Sep 01 – Nov 04 Chief Wing Plans 176th Wing
Nov 04 – May 08 Chief Pilot/Chief Current Operations 144th Airlift Squadron
May 08-Sep 09 Chief Current Operations 176th Operations Support Flight
Sep 09 – Aug 11 Assistant Operations Officer 249th Airlift Squadron
Aug 11 – Aug 13 Director of Operations 249th Airlift Squadron
Aug 13 – Jun 15 Commander 144th Airlift Squadron
Jun 15 – Feb 16 Deputy Commander 176th Operations Group
Feb 16 – Jun 18 Director of Operations, Training, & Exercises (J3/7) AKNG JFHQ
Jun 18 - Dec 19 176 MXG Commander
Dec 19 - Present 176 Wing Commander

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1.Feb 2016 - Jun 2018 Director of Operations, Training, & Exercises (J3/7), Alaska National Guard

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Aeronautical Rating: Command Pilot
Aircraft: T-43, T-37, T-38, C130 E/H, C17A

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS DEVICES
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
AF Training Ribbon 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
2d Lt  20 Sep 1990
1st Lt  06 Dec 1992
Capt  10 Mar 1995
Maj  15 Mar 1999
Lt Col  08 Apr 2003
Col  07 Dec 2016

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