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Colonel Kenneth L. Humphrey is the Commander of the 927th Operations Group, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is responsible to the 927th Air Refueling Wing Commander for enabling Air Force Reserve Command priority missions and accomplishing the assigned Air Mobility Command and United States Strategic Command’s missions of aerial refueling. Additionally, the group is responsible for aeromedical evacuation taskings in support of Combatant Commander’s global requirements and select allied nations.


Colonel Humphrey received a direct appointment commission in May 1994 prior to entering Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahoma and subsequently began his flying career at the 465th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. In 1996, Humphrey began a federal career at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center assigned to the Special Air Mission Directorate until being hired as an Air Reserve Technician at the 465 ARS. In addition to DoD logistics and acquisition experience, he has been assigned to numerous operational command and staff leadership positions including Chief of Operational Plans, Chief Pilot, Director of Operations, and USAFE A3T EDI Team Chief. Col Humphrey is a veteran of Operations Joint Endeavor, Northern & Southern Watch, Allied Force, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and numerous other operations and contingencies in support of the nation’s security strategy. He is a command pilot and flight examiner with more than 4,800 flying hours.



1992 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology-Anthropology emphasis, Oklahoma State University, OK

2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

2007 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

2007 Naval Post Graduate School Advanced Acquisition Management Course

2009 Contingency War Planners Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

2014 Master of Science in Aviation and Space Studies, Oklahoma State University, OK

2018 Air War College, Correspondence, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL



  1. Jun 93 - Oct 93, USAF BMT & Technical Training, Lackland AFB, TX and Keesler AFB, MS
  2. Oct 93 -May 94, Sqd Aviation Resource Mgmt Specialist, 465th FS, Tinker AFB, OK
  3. May 94 - Student, USAF Officer Orientation Course, Maxwell Gunter Annex, AL,
  4. Jul 94 - Aug 94, USAF Initial Flight Screening Program, Lackland AFB Annex, TX
  5. Aug 94 - Sep 95, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, OK
  6. Sep 95 - Jan 96, Student, KC-135 Combat Crew Training, Altus AFB, OK
  7. Jan 96 - Feb 99, Copilot / Aircraft Commander, KC-135R, 465th ARS, Tinker AFB, OK
  8. Feb 99 - Mar 03, Chief Operations Plans, 507 ARW, Tinker AFB, OK
  9. Mar 03 – Feb 05, Chief of Scheduling / Instructor Pilot, 465th ARS, Tinker AFB, OK
  10. Mar 05 - Jan 08, Assistant Flight Commander / Instructor Pilot, 465th ARS, Tinker AFB, OK
  11. Jan 08 - Feb 09, Chief of Training / Chief of Mission Planning, 507 OSS, Tinker AFB, OK
  12. Feb 09 - May 12, Chief Operations Plans, 507 ARW, Tinker AFB, OK
  13. May 12 - Mar 13, Chief Pilot, 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
  14. Apr 13 - Oct 13, Director of Operations, 507th Operational Support Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
  15. Nov 13 - Jan 17, Director of Operations, 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
  16. Jan 17 - Feb 18, A3T European Deterrence Initiative Chief, USAFE, Ramstein AFB, Germany
  17. Feb 18 – Oct 22, Commander, 507th Operations Group, Tinker AFB, OK
  18. Oct 22 – Present, Commander, 927th Operations Group, MacDill AFB, FL



Military Rating: Command Pilot

Flight Hours: Over 4,800 hours

Military Aircraft Flown:  T-37, T-38, KC-135R/T, C-17A, KC-46



Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters

   Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with six oak leaf clusters Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

  Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with three bronze stars Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal with two bronze stars Humanitarian Service Medal

  Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

  AF Longevity Service with four oak leaf clusters Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 12 M Devices Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

   AF Training Ribbon



Second Lieutenant – May 6, 1994

First Lieutenant – May 6, 1996

Captain – Sep 30, 1999

Major – Sep 30, 2003

Lieutenant Colonel – October 1, 2009

Colonel – April 1, 2019

 (Current as of Oct 2022)