Director of Operations

Lt Col Byron R. Bone

Lieutenant Colonel Byron R. Bone is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 645, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  He recruits, trains, motivates, and counsels highly qualified young men and women as prospective Air Force Officers.  He promotes Air Force career opportunities to university and high school students, faculty, parents and Administrators.  He also instructs college courses on the history, doctrine and operation of the U.S. Air Force.

Lt Col Bone was commissioned through the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1999.  He has spent the majority of his intelligence career in Air Force Special Operations Command and US Special Operations Command assignments.  He has deployed twice in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.  Prior to his current assignment, he served as Chief of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations for HQ Special Operations Command Central at MacDill AFB, Florida.  In this position, he was responsible for management and coordination of Special Operations ISR aircraft in the CENTCOM theater of operations.

EDUCATION

1999 Bachelor of Science in Geography, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
2004 Intelligence Officer Technical Training, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2006 Squadron Officer School (Distinguished Graduate), Maxwell AFB, AL
2010 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL

BADGES

Basic Parachutist Badge
Army Air Assault Badge
Senior Intelligence Badge

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and two oak leaf clusters
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one oak leaf cluster
AF Overseas Ribbon Short
AF Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service with four oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
NATO Medal

ASSIGNMENTS

1.  August 1999 - December 1999, Dept of Economics and Geography, US Air Force Academy, CO
2.  January 2000 - December 2001, Pilot Training Student (T-37), Laughlin AFB, TX
3.  January 2002 - June 2003, Pilot Training Student (TC-12), NAS Corpus Christi, TX
4.  July 2003 - May 2004, Intelligence Officer Technical Training, Goodfellow AFB, TX
5.  June 2004 - December 2005, Chief of Group Current Intelligence, 352nd Special Operations Group, RAF Mildenhall, England
6.  January 2006 - June 2007, Chief of Intelligence, 321st Special Tactics Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England
7.  June 2007 - June 2009, Senior Intelligence Officer, 3rd Special Operations Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV
8.  June 2009 - January 2011, ISR Tactics and Training Chief, USAF Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, NV
9.  October 2013 - January 2015, Central and South Asia Intel Team Chief, HQ Special Operations Command Central, MacDill AFB, FL
10.  January 2015 - June 2016, ISR Operations Chief, HQ Special Operations Command Central, MacDill AFB, FL
11.  June 2016 - Present, Associate Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Det 645, The Ohio State University, OH

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1.  October 2013 - June 2016, Central and South Asia Intel Team Chief & ISR Operations Chief, HQ Special Operations Command Central, MacDill AFB, FL