COLONEL JAMES L. PASQUINO
James L. Pasquino is commander, Detachment 1, 15th Air Base Wing,
Johnston Atoll Airfield. The detachment provides host-management
responsibilities for the four small islands located about 717 nautical
miles southwest of Hickam. Johnston Atoll is the site of the Army's
chemical weapons disposal plant.
Colonel Pasquino entered the Air Force as a
distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at
The Citadel in 1976. He served in a variety of Strategic Air Command
wing and headquarters positions as a B-52 master navigator with more
than 3,000 flying hours. He previously commanded the Air Force’s
largest air launched cruise missile munitions maintenance squadron at
Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, and was commandant of the International
Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. He served as deputy
chief of nations assistance and chief of legislative liaison at U.S.
Atlantic Command, Norfolk, Va. Prior to assuming his current position he
was the commander, Pacific Air Forces Manpower and Innovation Flight.
Bachelor of science in business administration, The Citadel, S.C.
Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
Master of business administration, Louisiana Tech University, La.
March 1977 - March 1978, student, undergraduate navigator training,
navigator-bombardier training, Mather Air Force Base, Calif.
July 1978 - September 1981, navigator, instructor navigator,
standardization evaluation navigator, and radar navigator, 46th
Bombardment Squadron, 319th Bombardment Wing, Grand Forks Air Force
October 1981 - August 1984, radar navigator, instructor radar
navigator, standardization evaluation radar navigator, and target
study officer, 596 Bombardment Squadron, 2nd Bombardment Wing,
Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
September 1984 - August 1988, deputy chief, plans and programs
division, inspector general, Headquarters Strategic Air Command,
Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
September 1988 - August 1989, instructor radar navigator, 20th
Bombardment Squadron, 7th Bombardment Wing, Carswell Air Force Base,
August 1989-May 1992, chief of bombing and navigation division, 7th
Bombardment Wing, Carswell Air Force Base, Texas
May 1992 - March 1993, commander, 7th Munitions Maintenance Squadron,
Carswell Air Force Base, Texas
March 1993 - June 1993, director, Wing Commanders’ Seminar, Eaker
College for Professional Development, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
June 1993 - January 1996, commandant, International Officers School,
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
January 1996 - May 1997, deputy chief, nations assistance division,
plans and policy directorate, U.S. Atlantic Command, Norfolk, Va.
June 1997 - June 1999, chief, legislative liaison, program planning
and assessment directorate, U.S. Atlantic Command, Norfolk, Va.
June 1999 – October 2000, commander, Pacific Air Forces Manpower and
Innovation Flight, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
October 2000 – Present, commander, Detachment 1, 15th Air Base Wing,
Johnston Atoll Airfield
hours: More than 3,000
Flown: T-37, T-43A, KC-135A, B-52G, B-52H
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal
Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Force Achievement Medal
graduate, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
graduate, Undergraduate Navigator Training
graduate, Navigator Bombardier Training
graduate, Radar Navigator Bombardier Training
DATES OF PROMOTION:
Lieutenant - Dec. 1, 1976
Lieutenant - Dec. 1, 1978
- Dec. 1, 1980
- Jan. 1, 1988
Colonel - March 1, 1993
- Feb 1, 1999
(Current as of December 2000)
|Master Sergeant Perry Schultz
has been great in providing information and assistance to the team. I
will put more info on MSgt Schultz as I receive it.
Army News Release on the island's