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Lieutenant Colonel ANTHONY COLBERG

Lt Col Anthony Colberg is the Commander of the 927th Maintenance Group, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is responsible for the organization, training, equipping, and worldwide readiness of a group of approximately 250 Citizen Airmen and Civilians. As part of the 927th Air Refueling Wing, the 927th Maintenance Group, through aircraft maintenance operations, supports contingencies and humanitarian operations around the world with in-flight air refueling, cargo airlift and passenger movement in the KC-135 Stratotanker. Lt Col Colberg enlisted in the Air Force in 1987. He served sixteen years as an enlisted Aircraft Structural Repair Technician. Lt Col Colberg was commissioned as a second lieutenant upon graduation from the Academy of Military Science in 2004. He received his Master’s Degree in Leadership (Business Management) in 2011. He has served in various units across the world, equipped with various weapons systems, including C-5, C-17, C-130, H-60, KC-135, C-141, F-16, T-43, and T-37 aircrafts.


2003 Baccalaureate Degree, Professional Management, Nova Southeastern University, Fla. 
2004 Academy of Military Science, Distinguished Graduate, McGhee Tyson, Tenn. 
2004 Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, AETC, Sheppard AFB, Texas 
2007 Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course AMC, Ft Dix, N.J. 
2007 ART Leadership Course, Warner Robins, AFB, Ga. 
2008 Aircraft Maintenance Intermediate Course, AETC, Sheppard AFB, Texas 
2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 
2010 AMC High Flight Professional Development Course 
2010 Certificate, Situational Leadership, Center for Center for Leadership Studies, Escondido, Calif. 
2011 Master of Science, Leadership, Business, Nova Southeastern University, Fla. 
2016 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 
2021 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence


1988 – 1990 Airframe Repair Specialist, 323 CLM SQ (T-37, T-43 MDS), Mather AFB, Calif.
1990 – 1993 Structural Repair Specialist, 86 EQM SQ (F-16, C-5, C-141 MDS), Ramstein AB, Germany
1993 – 1994 Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technician, 741 MXS (C-130, HH-3 MDS), Patrick AFB, Fla.
1994 – 2004 Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technician, 920 MXS (C-130, HH-60 MDS), Patrick AFB, Fla. 
2004 – 2005 AMXS OIC, 920 MXS (C-130, HH-60 MDS), Patrick AFB, Fla.
2005 – 2006 MOF OIC, 944 MXG (F-16 MDS), Luke AFB, Ariz.
2006 – 2007 452 AMXS OIC (C-17 MDS), March ARB, Calif.
2007 – 2009 Maintenance Operations Officer, 752 AMXS (KC-135 MDS), March ARB, Calif.
2009 – 2010 Maintenance Operations Officer 445 AMXS (C-5 MDS), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2010 – 2011 Maintenance Operations Officer 445 MXS (C-5 MDS), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2011 – 2012 Maintenance Operations Officer 433 MOS (C-5 MDS), Lackland AFB, Texas
2012 – 2015 Maintenance Operations Officer 433 AMXS (C-5 MDS), Lackland AFB, Texas
 (September 2014 – April 2015 OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Al Udeid AB, Qatar) 
2015 – 2015 Maintenance Operations Officer 433 MXS (C-5 MDS), Lackland AFB, Texas
2015 – 2017 Commander, 920 MXS (C-130, HH-60 MDS), Patrick AFB, Fla.
2017 – 2019 Commander, 720 AMXS (C-130 MDS), Patrick AFB, Fla.
2019 – 2021 Commander, 943 MXS (HH-60 MDS), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
2021 – Present Commander, 927 MXG (KC-135R/T), MacDill AFB, Fla.


Airman May 16, 1988
Airman First Class March 16, 1989
Senior Airman November 16, 1990
Staff Sergeant July 1, 1994
Second Lieutenant April 23, 2004
First Lieutenant April 23, 2006
Captain April 23, 2008
Major April 23, 2013
Lieutenant Colonel Aug 31, 2018
(Current as of September 2021)