Colonel John R. Schantz

Colonel John R. Schantz is the Commander, 90th Maintenance Group, at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming. Under his command the proud Airmen in the group provide world-class maintenance for the 90th Missile Wing’s 150 Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), 150 launch facilities, 15 missile alert facilities and launch control centers, and associated nuclear and conventional munitions in support of United States Strategic Command.

Colonel Schantz commissioned in 2001 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Louisville. During his career, he has served in various roles within Air Force Space Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Pacific Air Forces, and United Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. Throughout his career he has led teams in aircraft, nuclear and conventional munitions maintenance at the squadron and headquarters level. Most recently, Colonel Schantz served as the Director of Logistics, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Twentieth Air Force.

1. January 2002 – June 2005, Officer in Charge, Minuteman Munitions and Munitions Accountable Systems Officer, F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.
2. June 2005 – June 2008, Special Weapons Flight Commander, 5th Munitions Squadron and Officer in Charge, 23d Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
3.  June 2008 – June 2009, Maintenance Operations Officer, 8th Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
4.  June 2009 – June 2012, Munitions Flight Commander and Director of Operations, 701st Munitions Support Squadron, Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium.
5.  June 2012 – June 2013, Instructor and Course Manager, Defense Nuclear Weapons School, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
6.  June 2013 – July 2015, Commander 377th Maintenance Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
7.  July 2015 – July 2017, Commander 5th Munitions Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
8.  July 2017 – July 2019, Commander 705th Munitions Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
9. July 2019 – July 2021, Chief, Munitions Division, Directorate of Logistics, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
10. July 2021 – June 2022, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. June 2022 – June 2023, Director of Logistics, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Twentieth Air Force, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
12. June 2023 – Present, Commander, 90th Maintenance Group, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

Colonel            1 July 2022

(Current as of July 2023)