COLONEL DAVE R. ANZALDÚA

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Colonel Dave R. Anzaldúa is the Vice Commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The 88th Air Base Wing is the largest air base wing in the Air Force with more than 5,400 officers and enlisted Airmen, Air Force civilians and contractor employees. The wing provides support and services to the largest, most diverse, and most organizationally complex base in the Air Force including a major acquisition center, research and development laboratories, a major command headquarters, an airlift wing, and the world's largest military air museum. The base is home to more than 27,000 military, government civilian, and contractor employees and associate units.

Colonel Anzaldúa received his commission in 1994 through the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Det. 157, Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has commanded at the squadron level and also served in various staff assignments including headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Forces in Europe & Air Forces Africa, Air Staff and the Joint Staff. He deployed to Pakistan as a member of the “AFPAK Hands” program and to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

EDUCATION
1994     B.S. in Aviation Computer Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
1995     Basic Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, MS
1999     Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2003     M.S. in Management, Troy State University (Asia-Pacific Region), Troy, AL
2004     Advanced Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, MS
2005     Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2006     Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
2009     Urdu Language Training, Defense Language Institute, Washington D.C.
2013     Air War College (correspondence)
2016     M.A. in Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA (Distinguished Graduate)

ASSIGNMENTS
1.  Mar 95 - Jul 95, Student, Basic Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, MS
2.  Jul 95 - Dec 97, Wing Logistics Manager, 50th Logistics Support Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
3.  Dec 97 - Jun 98, OIC, GPS/MILSTAR Support, 850th Comm Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
4.  Jun 98 - Jun 00, Y2K Project Officer, Air Force Communications Agency, Scott AFB, IL
5.  Jun 00 - Jun 01, Executive Officer, Air Force Communications Agency, Scott AFB, IL
6.  Jun 01 - Jun 02, Chief, Network Control Center, 374th Comm Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
7.  Jun 02 - Jul 03, Commander, Mission Systems Flt, 374th Comm Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
8.  Jul 03 - Oct 05, Team Chief, Deployable Communications, HQ ACC/A6, Langley AFB, VA
9.  Feb 04 - May 04, Chief, Airport & Comm Reconstruction, CPA/PMO, Baghdad, Iraq
10. Oct 05 - Jan 06, Chief, Network Engineering & Sustainment, HQ ACC/A6, Langley AFB, VA
11. Jan 06 - Jan 07, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
12. Jan 07 - Apr 07, Chief, Requirements Branch, SAF/XCT, Washington D.C.
13. Apr 07 - Apr 08, Executive Officer to the Deputy Director, SAF/XCT, Washington D.C.
14. Apr 08 - Jun 10, Commander, 75th Communications Squadron, Hill AFB, UT
15. Jul 10 - Jun 13, Deputy Chief, Pakistan Division, Joint Staff J5, Washington D.C.
16. Mar 11 - Mar 12, Deputy J6, Office of the Defense Representative, Islamabad, Pakistan
17. Jun 13 - Jun 15, Deputy Commander, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, GA
18. Jun 15 - Jun 16, Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
19. Jul 16 – Jun 17, Division Chief, Theater Operations, HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA/A6, Ramstein AB, GE
20. Jun 17 – Present, Vice Commander, 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
President’s Council on Year 2000 Conversion Medal (not shown)
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
NATO ISAF Medal (Non-Article 5)
Louisiana National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon (not shown)

(Current as of 6 June 2017)