Colonel Michael Winkler
354th Fighter Wing
354 Broadway Avenue
Eielson, AFB 99702
Colonel Michael P. Winkler is the Commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. He is responsible for providing realistic combat adversary training to United States and allied forces in air, space and information operations via RED FLAG-Alaska, Pacific Air Forces' premier national and multinational large-force training exercise, and through PACAF's only Aggressor Squadron. He is also responsible for deploying Airmen in support of global operations and for enabling the staging of forces through Eielson AFB.
Colonel Winkler graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He is a distinguished graduate of Undergraduate Pilot Training, both a distinguished and outstanding graduate from the F-15 Replacement Training Unit at Tyndall Air Force Base, and a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Weapons School. Colonel Winkler has served as both a Squadron and Wing Weapons Officer and has held a variety of flying, staff and command assignments, including command of the 60th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, and 613th Air Operations Center, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Colonel Winkler is a command pilot with more than 2,000 flying hours, primarily in the F-15. He has participated in numerous combat operations including Operations Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Noble Eagle, and Iraqi Freedom.
1991 Bachelor’s Degree, United States Air Force Academy, CO
1993 Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, TX
1995 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2000 United States Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2005 Air Command and Staff College in residence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2008 Air War College, by correspondence
2009 Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island
2014 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
1. Jan 1992 - Jan 1993, Student Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, TX
2. Jan 1993 - Feb 1996, Maintenance Officer, Flight Commander, 325th Maintenance Squadron, Tyndall AFB, FL
3. Feb 1996 - Aug 1996, Student, F-15C Fighter Training Unit, 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, FL
4. Sep 1996 - Sep 1999, Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot, Flight Examiner, 19th Fighter Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK
5. Sep 1999 - Jul 2000, Instructor Pilot, Chief of Standardization Evaluations, 1st Operations Group, Langley AFB, VA
6. Jul 2000 - Dec 2000, Student, F-15C Division, United States Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
7. Jan 2001 - Jul 2003, Squadron and Wing Weapons Officer, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
8. Jul 2003 - Jul 2005, F-15 Program Weapons and Tactics Manager, ACC Staff, Langley AFB, VA
9. Jul 2005 - Jul 2006, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
10. Jul 2006 - Feb 2009, Director of Operations, Squadron Commander, 60th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL
11. Feb 2009 - Jul 2009, Deputy Group Commander, 33d Operations Group, Eglin AFB, FL
12. Jul 2009 - Jun 2010, Student, Naval War College, Newport, RI
13. Jun 2010 - Jul 2012, Military Professor, Strategy and Policy Department, Naval War College, Newport, RI
14. Aug 2012 – May 2014, Commander, 613th Air Operations Center, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
15. Jun 2014 – Present, Commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, AK
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: more than 2,000
Aircraft flown: F-15B/C/D/E, AT-38, T-38, T-37, F-16
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 1991
First Lieutenant May 1993
Captain May 1995
Major Mar 2001
Lieutenant Colonel Sep 2006
Colonel Sep 2011
Brig Gen Pending
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