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COLONEL MICHAEL J TOKARZ

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Colonel Michael J. Tokarz is Commander, 184th Mission Support Group, Kansas Air National Guard, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. He directs the support activities of five squadrons, and manages an annual budget of over $2 million and $426 million in physical assets. He leads more than 300 personnel, including 40 civilians, in providing infrastructure support to the 184th Intelligence Wing. Colonel Tokarz is responsible for civil engineering, communications, contracting, force protection, logistics, personnel, and services.

Colonel Tokarz received his commission in 1984 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. Colonel Tokarz' broad career highlights include operational assignments as an Air Battle Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander, Maintenance Squadron Commander, Air Control Squadron Commander, and Intelligence Group Commander. Colonel Tokarz accomplished operational tours supporting Operation ELF-One, Operation EARNEST WILL, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, and Operation NOBLE EAGLE. He also led deployed maintenance operations during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and commanded an Expeditionary Air Control Squadron during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

EDUCATION
1983 Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance/Management, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
1990 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
1997 Air Command and Staff College, Seminar
2007 Reserve Component National Security Course, NDU, Fort McNair, Washington DC
2008 Air War College, Correspondence
2010 Air National Guard Commanders Development Course, Andrews AFB, MD
2010 Leadership Wichita, Wichita, KS

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Sep 1984 - Dec 1984, Student, Flight Screening Program, Lackland AFB, TX
2. Jan 1985 - Mar 1985, Student, Undergraduate Weapons Controller Training, Tyndall AFB, FL
3. Apr 1985 - May 1986, Weapons Controller, 621st Tactical Control Flight, Wiesbaden AB, Germany
4. May 1986 - Apr 1988, Chief, Standardization/Evaluation, 631st Tactical Control Flight, Wurzburg AIN, Germany
5. Apr 1988 - Apr 1990, Operations Training Officer, 507th Tactical Air Control Center, Shaw AFB, SC
6. Apr 1990 - Jun 1990, Student, Air Defense Systems Qualification Training, Tyndall AFB, FL
7. Jun 1990 - Jun 1992, Operations Training Officer, 932nd Air Control Squadron, Rockville NYI, Iceland
8. Apr 1996 - Aug 2001, Operations Training Officer, 134th Air Control Squadron, KSANG, McConnell AFB, KS
9. Aug 2001 - Nov 2003, Chief, Standardization/Evaluation, 134th Air Control Squadron, KSANG, McConnell AFB, KS
10. Nov 2003 - Feb 2004, Director of Operations, 134th Air Control Squadron, KSANG, McConnell AFB, KS
11. Feb 2004 - Apr 2006, Commander, 184th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, KSANG, McConnell AFB, KS (Mar-Apr 2005, Commander, 385th Expeditionary
Maintenance Squadron, Southwest Asia)
12. Apr 2006 - Nov 2007, Commander, 184th Maintenance Squadron, KSANG, McConnell AFB, KS
13. Nov 2007 - Apr 2010, Commander, 134th Air Control Squadron, KSANG, McConnell AFB, KS (Jan-May 2009, Commander, 727th Expeditionary Air Control
Squadron, Southwest Asia)
14. Apr 2010 - Jun 2011, Commander, 184th Intelligence Group, KSANG, McConnell AFB, KS
15. Jun 2011 - Present, Commander, 184th Mission Support Group, KSANG, McConnell AFB, KS

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with six oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with one device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 14 July 1984
First Lieutenant 14 July 1986
Captain 01 January 1989
Major 16 October 1997
Lieutenant Colonel 21 January 2004
Colonel 07 October 2010

(Current as of March 2012)

Local Information

Recruiting - 316-759-7424

 

Mailing Address:

52960 Jayhawk Dr.
McConnell AFB, KS 67221

 

Wichita Area Code – 316
Comm. Prefix – 759-XXXX
DSN Prefix – 743-XXXX
McConnell Operator – 6100
Weather Line – 1-800-892-526

Essential Numbers

184th Command Post – 759-7070
184th Force Support Sq. – 759-7431
184th Comptroller Flight – 759-7068
184th Sec. Forces Sq. – 759-7445
184th Medical Group - 759-7380
184th Public Affairs – 759-7561
Family Support Office – 759-7092
Director of Psych. Health – 759-8901
Sexual Assault Helpline – 759-7011
22nd Medical Group – 759-6300

Update your ID - 759-7431