Colonel Chad Cisewski is the 92d Operations Group Commander, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. He is responsible for the planning and execution of global aerial refueling and airlift missions in direct support of the Secretary of Defense, Combatant Commanders, and other national and international leaders. He leads a group comprised of 770 active duty Airmen, Civilians and Contactors, six squadrons and 68 KC-135R/T aircraft. Colonel Cisewski is originally from Stevens Point, Wisconsin and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2002. He has served in various operational assignments as an instructor and evaluator pilot in the KC-135, C-17, and C-21. Additionally, he commanded the USAF’s C-17 squadron at Hickam Field, HI. His staff assignments include Air Mobility Command, U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. He is a Command Pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours, including over 700 combat hours.

2002 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and History, University of Minnesota Duluth
2006 Master of Arts, International Relations, University of Oklahoma
2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2011 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence) Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2015 Air Force Fellow; Joint Mobility Fellowship, Scott Air Force Base, IL
2020 Air War College (Correspondence) Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2020 NATO Senior Officer Policy Course, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
2020 Senior Fellow; International & Security Studies, George C. Marshall Center, Garmisch, Germany
2021 National & International Security Seminar, Allan L. Freed Associates, Washington, D.C..

1. Aug 2002 – Aug 2003, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, OK
2. Oct 2003 – Oct 2006, C-21 Evaluator Pilot, 76 Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
3. Mar 2007 – Mar 2011, KC-135R Evaluator Pilot, Flight Commander and Wing Executive Officer, 912
Air Refueling Squadron and 319 Air Refueling Wing, Grand Forks AFB, ND
4. Mar 2011 – Feb 2013, C-17 Instructor Pilot, Assistant Director of Operations, 15 Airlift Squadron,
Joint Base Charleston, SC
5. Feb 2013 – Jun 2014, Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force
Base, IL
6. Jun 2014 – Jul 2015, Air Force Fellow; Joint Mobility Fellowship, Scott Air Force Base, IL
7. Jun 2015 –May 2017, Plans Branch Chief, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, IL
8. May 2017 – June 2019, Commander, 535th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
9. July 2019 – July 2020, Senior Fellow, International and Security Studies, George C. Marhsall
Center, Garmisch, Germany
10. July 2020 – May 2022, Strategy Branch Chief and then Division Chief for Plans, Strategy and
Capabilities, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
11. June 2022 – Present, Commander, 92d Operations Group, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 3,600 hours
Aircraft Flown: KC-135, C-17 and C-21

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal

Second Lieutenant                   May 2002
First Lieutenant                        May 2004
Captain                                    May 2006
Major                                       Jul 2012
Lieutenant Colonel                  Jan 2016
Colonel                                    Apr 2021

(Current as of June 2022)