COLONEL ROBERT T. EWERS

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COLONEL ROBERT T. EWERS

Colonel Robert T. Ewers is the Commander, 90th Operations Group, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. The group is comprised of three missile squadrons and an operations support squadron providing on-alert nuclear combat capability to the Commander, United States Strategic Command in support of U.S. national objectives. He leads the group in safe, secure, and reliable operation of 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles operated from 15 remote missile alert facilities dispersed over a 9,600 square-mile area across Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado.

Col Ewers enlisted in the Air Force in 1987 and received his commission through Officer Training School in 1995. He commanded the 320th Missile Squadron at Francis E. Warren AFB Wyoming. Other positions held include a variety of assignments in aircraft maintenance, nuclear munitions, space and ICBM operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, and Headquarters Air Force staff.

EDUCATION

 

1994       Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado

1995       Distinguished Graduate, Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2000       Officer Space Pre-requisite Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

2001       Distinguished Graduate, ICBM Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

2002       Squadron Officer’s School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2004       Master of Aerospace Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.

2006       Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2008       Air Force Fellowship, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, N.M.

2012       Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2016       Master of Strategic Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

 

  1. April 1987 – March 1995, Air Force and Colorado Air National Guard enlisted assignments in Aircraft Maintenance

  2. October 1995 – January 1998, Executive Officer; later, Flight Commander/Munitions Accountable Systems Officer; later, Flight Commander, Maintenance Operations; later, Assistant Squadron Maintenance Officer; 898th Munitions Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

  3. January 1998 – January 2000, Flight Commander, Sortie Support; later, Flight Commander, Sortie Generation; 14th Fighter Squadron, Misawa AFB, Japan

  4. January 2000 – June 2000, Student, Officer Space Pre-requisite Training and Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

  5. June 2000 – May 2001, Flight Commander, Operations, 13th Space Warning Squadron, Clear AFS, Alaska

  6. May 2001 – September 2001, Student, ICBM Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

  7. September 2001 – February 2003, Deputy Commander, ICBM Combat Crew; later, Flight Commander, ICBM Combat Crew; 490th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.

  8. February 2003 – May 2004, Senior Crew, Standardization and Evaluation, 341st Operations Group, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.

  9. May 2004 – June 2005, Chief, Emergency War Order Plans, 341st Operations Support Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.

  10. June 2005 – July 2007, Chief, Strategic Plans and Targeting; later, Chief, ICBM Employment Analysis;  HQ Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.

  11. July 2007 – September 2008, Air Force Fellowship, National Laboratory Technical Fellowship Program, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, N.M.

  12. September 2008 – July 2010, Chief, Nuclear Communications and Survivability Branch, HQ Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

  13. July 2010 – January 2011, Chief of Safety, 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, N.D.

  14. January 2011 – June 2012, Operations Officer, 742d Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.

  15. June 2012 – June 2013, Operations Officer, 741st Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.

  16. July 2013 – June 2015, Commander, 320th Missile Squadron, Francis E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

  17. June 2015 – June 2016, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

  18. June 2016 – June 2017, Plans, Policy, and Integration Division Chief, HQ Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, La.

     

    OPERATIONAL INFORMATION


    Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Weapon System

    Ballistic Missile Early Warning System

     

    MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

     

    Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

    Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters

    Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

    Combat Readiness Medal

    National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

    Humanitarian Service Medal

    Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with Nuclear device and two oak leaf clusters

     

    EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS

     

    Second Lieutenant June 23, 1995

    First Lieutenant June 23, 1997

    Captain June 23, 1999

    Major December 1, 2005

    Lieutenant Colonel October 1, 2010

    Colonel January 1, 2017

     

    (Current as of July 2017)