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Colonel Edward J. Schierberl III

Col. Edward J. Schierberl is the Vice Commander of the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. The wing is comprised of nearly 1400 Air Force Reserve members and is equipped with eight C-130H2 aircraft. The wing trains and employs the C-130 Hercules globally on medium-range airlift, tactical airland and airdrop, Modular Aerial Spray System, and Aeromedical Evacuation missions.

Col. Schierberl commissioned in the United States Air Force through Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps upon graduation from the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. He has served in the Air Force for nearly 23 years, with ten years in the Air Force Reserve. As an instructor and evaluator in the KC-135, he flew operationally then served in both the Formal Training Unit and Weapons Instructor Course passing on his operational knowledge. He later served at the Pentagon as a planner working with the Headquarters Air Force staff to balance mission sets among the regular Air Force, Air Reserve, and Air National Guard components, to help ensure readiness for future conflicts. Additionally, he spent seven years as an instructor flying C-40Cs supporting our nation’s leaders and dignitaries in worldwide engagements.

In addition to his Air Force assignments, Col. Schierberl has seven overseas deployments, to include deploying to support NATO as a lead Air-to-Air Refueling Planner for Operation Unified Protector. His NATO and international experience continued by serving as an Air Force Reserve representative to the NATO Confederation of Interalliance Reserve Officers for two years. He was also the Air Force Reserve Representative to the Air Refueling Advisory Group International from 2012-2020. Prior to his current assignment, the colonel served as the Air Force Reserve Advisor to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

1997 Associate of Arts, General Studies, Shoreline Community College, Seattle, Wash.
2000 Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
2001 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 USAF Weapons School, Fairchild AFB, Wash., and Nellis AFB, Nev.
2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 Masters of Arts, Military Studies, American Military University, Charles Town, W.Va., by correspondence
2019 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

1. August 2000 – April 2001, Readiness Officer, 92nd Operations Group, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.
2. April 2001 – July 2002, Student, Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, Okla.
3. July 2002 – February 2006, Aircraft Commander, KC-135R/T, Executive Officer, 350th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
4. February 2006 – November 2006, Chief, Pilot Operations Group Training, KC-135R/T Instructor Pilot, and 22nd Operations Support Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
5. November 2006 – November 2009, Chief of Tactics, KC-135R FTU Instructor/Evaluator, 54th ARS, Altus AFB, Okla.
6. November 2009 – February 2013, Assistant Director of Operations, Weapons School Instructor, KC-135R/T Instructor Pilot, 509th Weapons Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash. (April 2011 – October 2011, NATO Chief of Tanker Employment for Operation Unified Protector, NATO Combined Air Operations Centre, Poggio Renatico, Italy)
7. February 2013 – August 2015, Chief, Strategic Plans Branch, Office of the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. August 2015 – September 2017, Operations Officer, 932nd Operations Support Flight, C-40C Instructor Pilot 73rd Airlift Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
9. September 2017 – July 2019, Reserve Liaison, Operations Management Branch, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
10. July 2019 – April 2020, Reserve Advisor to the Director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, AFB, Ill.
11. April 2020 – December 2022, Reserve Advisor to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill. January 2023 – present, Vice Commander, 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown ARS, Ohio

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,500
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-1A, KC-135R/T, and C-40C

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air and Space Commendation Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Second Lieutenant July 8, 2000
First Lieutenant July 8, 2002
Captain July 8, 2004
Major July 1, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel August 28, 2015
Colonel April 1, 2020