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COLONEL DAVID P. BACZEWSKI

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Colonel David P. Baczewski is the Commander of the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, South Burlington, Vermont.

Colonel Baczewski received his commission in 1988 after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy at which time he attended Undergraduate Flight Training at Sheppard Air Force Base, TX. Col Baczewski remained at Sheppard AFB, as a T-37 Instructor Pilot until October of 1993. He completed F-16 training at Luke AFB, AZ and the following year was assigned to Shaw AFB, SC. Additional tours took him to Osan AB, ROK and Nellis AFB, NV. Col Baczewski entered the Vermont Air National Guard in June of 2002 and has served within the 134th Fighter Squadron as the Weapons Officer, Operations Officer and Squadron Commander. In February of 2007, he was chosen as the Director of Staff - Air within the Joint Forces Headquarters at Camp Johnson, VT. He was then appointed as the 158th Operations Group Commander in February 2008 and remained there until he assumed command of the 158th Fighter Wing on 8 January 2012.

EDUCATION
1988 Bachelor of Science, US Air Force Academy
1989 Undergraduate Pilot Training

1994 F-16C RTU

1996 Squadron Officer School

1999 USAF F-16 Weapons School

2002 Air Command and Staff College
2007 Air War College 

ASSIGNMENTS
Oct 1988 - Oct 1989, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, TX

Oct 1989 - Oct 1993, T-37 Instructor Pilot, Sheppard AFB, TX

Oct 1993 - Oct 1994, F-16 RTU, Luke AFB, AZ

Oct 1994 - Oct 1997, F-16 Instructor Pilot, Shaw AFB, SC

Oct 1997 - Jun 2000, F-16 Weapons Officer, Osan AB, ROK
Jun 2000 - Jun 2002, F-16 Operational Test Pilot, Nellis AFB, NV

Jun 2002 - Dec 2002, F-16 Weapons Officer, Vermont ANG, VT
Dec 2002 - Dec 2004, 134 Fighter Squadron Operations Officer

Dec 2004 - Feb 2007, 134 Fighter Squadron Commander
Feb 2007 - Feb 2008, Director of Staff - Air, JFHQ-VT
Feb 2008 - Jan 2012, 158 Operations Group Commander
Jan 2012 - Present, 158 Fighter Wing Commander

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal 
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 3,900
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, AT-38, F-16
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant: 01 Jun 1988
First Lieutenant: 01 Jun 1990
Captain: 01 Jun 1992
Major: 01 Oct 1999
Lieutenant Colonel: 10 Jan 2004
Colonel: 01 Oct 2008





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