COL EDWIN A VANDERWOLDE Colonel Edwin A. VanDerWolde is the Commander of the 114th Mission Support Group, Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, SD. Colonel VanDerWolde received his Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration from Sioux Falls College, Sioux Falls, SD in 1991. He enlisted into the South Dakota Air National Guard in 1983, achieving the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at the Academy of Military Science in 1997. Colonel VanDerWolde assumed the position of Commander of the Mission Support Group in November of 2012. Prior, he held the position of Deputy Commander of the 114th Maintenance Group and Commander of the 114th Logistics Readiness Squadron. EDUCATION 1991 Sioux Falls College with a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration 2003 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence 2008 Air Command & Staff College, by correspondence 2012 Air War College, by correspondence ASSIGNMENTS 1. June 1997 - October 2001, Logistics Officer, Joe Foss Field, SD 2. October 2001 - July 2009, Operations Officer, Joe Foss Field, SD 3. July 2009 - April 2010, 114th Logistics Readiness Squadron Commander, Joe Foss Field, SD 4. April 2010 - November 2012, Deputy Commander 114th Maintenance Group, Joe Foss Field, SD 5. November 2012 - Present, 114th Mission Support Group Commander, Joe Foss Field, SD MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal Joint Meritorious Unit Award Meritorious Unit Award Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star device Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Service Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Armed Forces Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon Air Force Longevity Service with six oak leaf clusters Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two 'M' Devices USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle) Air Force Training Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster South Dakota Achievement Ribbon State of South Dakota Distinguished Service Ribbon with one Oak leaf cluster South Dakota Emergency Operations Ribbon South Dakota Distinguished Unit Citation State of South Dakota National Guard Service Ribbon with four oak leaf clusters South Dakota Desert Storm Ribbon EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Enlisted, 1983 Second Lieutenant, 26 June 1997 First Lieutenant, 26 June 1999 Captain, 07 July 2001 Major, 07 July 2005 Lieutenant Colonel, 31 July 2009 Colonel, 23 May 2013 (Current as of June 2013) The date of publication indicated on this biography reflects the most recent update. It does not necessarily reflect the date of printing.