Colonel 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)

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