Col Alan M. Tornay is the Commander, 927th Mission Support Group, MacDill AFB, Florida. In this role, he is responsible for over 250 officer, enlisted and civilian personnel assigned to the Security Forces Squadron, Force Support Squadron, and Logistics Readiness Squadron. He provides; oversight, management and resource advocacy in manpower, military and civilian personnel, training, facility and public works, security, logistics, and communications for the reserve Wing.
Col Tornay enlisted into the Air Force Reserve in 1991 and was an Aerial Port Apprentice and Journeyman before obtaining his commission in 1997 through the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program. Col Tornay has served in a variety of positions to include time as a Transportation Officer and Services Officer subsequent to him becoming a Logistics Readiness Officer in 2007. In 2015 he was selected for the Mission Support Group intern program through Air Force Reserve Command. This competitive program provided a training venue and the framework of requirements necessary to prepare him to one-day take command. Following the
successful completion of the intern program, he attended Air War College. He is a Distinguished Graduate of Logistics Readiness Officer course and Top Third Graduate of Squadron Officer School (in residence). He is married to the former Robyn Markis and they have a son: Kennedy. Prior to his current position, the Lt Col was the Deputy Commander, 452d Mission Support Group, March ARB.
1994 Bachelor of Arts Degree, California State University, Sacramento,
2002 Aerial Port Operation Course, Fort Dix, N.J.
2003 Master of Arts in Education, Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn.
2005 Squadron Officer School, Air Command Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Logistics Readiness Officer School, Lackland AFB, Texas
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2018 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. September 1991 – July 1994, Aircraft Freight Loader, 66th/82d Aerial Port Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
2. July 1994 – October 1996, Aerial Port Journeyman, 48th Aerial Port Squadron, Hickam AFB, Hawai’i
3. October 1996 – September 1997, Aerial Port Journeyman, 50th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
4. September 1997 – August 2000, Transportation Officer, 50th Aerial Port Squadron, March ARB, Calif.
5. August 2000 – April 2005, Special Services Officer, 82d Aerial Port Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
6. April 2005 – May 2007, IMA to the Commander, 62d Services Squadron, McChord AFB, Wash.
7. May 2007 – May 2011, Logistics Readiness Officer, 82d Aerial Port Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
8. December 2010 – May 2011, Deployed, Director of Logistics, Special Operations Advisory Group, Camp Morehead, Afghanistan
9. May 2011 – May 2013, Operations Officer, 45th Aerial Port Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
10. May 2013 – January 2015, Commander, 45th Aerial Port Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
11. January 2015 – July 2017, Deputy Commander, 452d Mission Support Group, March ARB, Calif.
12. July 2017 – May 2018, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. June 2018 – October 2019, Deputy Commander, 927th Mission Support Group, MacDill AFB, Fla.
14. October 2019 - Present, Commander, 927th Mission Support Group, MacDill AFB, Fla.
(Current as of May 2020)
AWARDS AND HONORS
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor device, one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant September 18, 1997
First Lieutenant September 18, 1999
Captain October 1, 2002
Major July 1, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel September 2, 2015
Colonel March 20, 2020