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COL. TIMOTHY J DONNELLAN

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Col. Timothy J. Donnellan, Commander of the 124th Fighter Wing is a Combat Veteran A-10 "Thunderbolt II" fighter pilot. He previously served as the Idaho Air National Guard Director of Staff.

Col. Donnellan graduated from Purdue University in 1990, where he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant. After completing both Undergraduate Pilot Training and the Security Police Academy in 1993, he went to serve as a Security Police Officer at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia for the next three years. In 1996 he joined the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea, as an A-10 pilot. He came to the Idaho National Guard in 2002 where he served in the 190th Fighter Squadron as an A-10 instructor pilot and flight evaluator. In 2012 he became a member of the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron where he served as an Air Liaison Officer prior to assuming command in 2013. During his time with the Idaho Air National Guard Col. Donnellan has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2007, as well as Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008.
 
EDUCATION:
1990 Bachelors Degree of Science, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, IN
1993 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese AFB, TX
1993 Security Police Academy, Lackland AFB, TX, and Level 4 Air Base Ground Defense Ft Dix, NJ
1995 Squadron Officer School , Maxwell AFB, AL
1995 Lead In Fighter Training, Columbus AFB, MS
1996 A-10 FTU, 357 FS Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
2000 Central Instructor Course, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
2005 Air Command and Staff Course (Correspondence)
2008 Air War College (Correspondence)

ASSIGNMENTS:
1992 - 1993, Student, 54th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Lubbock TX
1993 - 1996, Mobility and Training Officer, 347th Security Police Squadron, Moody AFB, GA
1996 - 1997, Forward Air Controller, ALO, Fighter Pilot, 25th FS, OSAN Air Base, South Korea
1997 - 2000, Flight Commander, Fighter Pilot, ALO, 70th FS, Moody AFB, GA
2000 - 2002, Flight Commander, Fighter Pilot Instructor, 358th FS, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
2002 - 2012, Fighter Pilot Instructor, SEFE, 190FS/124th Ops Group, IDANG
2012 - 2013, ALO, Detachment Commander / Director of Operations 124th ASOS, IDANG
2013 - 2014, Commander, 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, IDANG
2014 - 2015, Director of Staff, IDANG
2015 - Present, Commander 124th Fighter Wing, IDANG

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Distinguished Flying Cross
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

COMBAT DEPLOYMENTS:
1998 - Operation Southern Watch, Al Jabar AB, Kuwait
1999 - Operation Southern Watch, Al Jabar AB, Kuwait
2003 - Operation Iraqi Freedom, Al Jabar AB, Kuwait
2007 - Operation Iraqi Freedom, Al Asad AB, Iraq
2008 - Operation Enduring Freedom, Bagram AB, Afghanistan

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating:  Command Pilot
Flight Hours:  3,025
Aircraft Flown:  T-37, T-38, A/O A-10

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant - June 1991
First Lieutenant - June 1993
Captain - June 1995
Major - May 2002
Lieutenant Colonel - November 2006
Colonel - January 2015

(current as of July 16, 2015)