Colonel ASAN Q. BUI

Colonel Asan Q. Bui is the Commander, 927th Mission Support Group, MacDill AFB, Fla. Bui recently served as the Individual Mobile Augmentee to the Director, Enterprise IT Division at the HAF Chief Information Office.  He is responsible for Air Force service-wide employment of software application, cloud employment and enterprise agreement with industry.  Colonel Bui recently deployed as Director of Operations for the 443d Air Expeditionary Squadron overseeing over 300 personnel in support of all air operations in Iraq and Syria countering the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Bui served as commander, 920th Communications Flight, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.  He was responsible for all communications requirements in support of the 920th Rescue Wing’s wartime mission equipped with six (6) C-130J airlift/tanker aircraft and 15 HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters to locate and recover U.S. Armed Forces personnel and coalition partners during military operations; peacetime mission is to provide safety, clearing and security surveillance of the Eastern Test Range during launches, civil search and rescue, and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations.

Colonel Bui is a 2000 graduate of Louisiana State University.  He was born on a U.S. Naval Carrier that later transported his family to a naval hospital in Agana Heights, Guam after the fall of Saigon ending the Vietnam War in May 1975.  His family escaped Vietnam by fishing boat and later found drifting in the South China Sea by U.S. Naval Carrier that transported his family and relatives to the first refugee staging base, Camp Asan, Guam.  They traveled multiple refugee camps from Guam to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas until sponsored by a Christian family in Port Arthur, Texas.  In 1994, he enlisted to the United States Navy as a yeomen submarine following his school graduation.  After separating, Colonel Bui attended Louisiana State University earning his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and received his commission to the United States Air Force.  Upon commission, Colonel Bui began technical training as a communications and information officer at Keesler AFB, Miss.  He was then assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan as communications officer and base honor guard OIC.  In 2003, Colonel Bui was assigned at Joint Special Operations Command and forward deployed supporting Counterterrorism Joint Task Force operations and Special Mission Units in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Following his deployment, Colonel Bui was assigned to the Joint Communications Support Element as platoon leader, 2nd Joint Communications Squadron and J6 Directorate.  Upon his arrival, his unit was immediately tasked to provide humanitarian relief efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and then Hurricane Rita in 2005.  In 2008, he separated from active duty and joined the Air Force Reserves to continue his service.  As a reservist, Colonel Bui has served multiple positions supporting aircraft maintenance, aeromedical evacuation, cyber, joint staff, acquisitions, and special operations.


2000     Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La

2000     Basic Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Miss

2004     Joint Air Operations Planning Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala

2004     Communications Officer Warfighting Integration Education Course, Keesler AFB, Miss

2005     Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala

2006     Army Airborne Training, Fort Benning, Ga

2009     Advanced Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Miss

2009     International Junior Officer Leadership Development Course, Toronto, Canada

2010     Master of Business Administration, Webster University, St. Petersburg, Fla

2011     Cyberspace 300, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Oh

2011     Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala (correspondence)

2012     Leadership Today and Tomorrow, Washington D.C.

2018     Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (correspondence)

2022     Joint and Combined Warfighting School-Hybrid, National Defense University, Norfolk, Va


1. June 2000 – September 2000, Student, Basic Communications Officer Training School, Keesler AFB, Miss

2. September 2000 – August 2002, Base Communications Officer, 374th Communications Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan

3. September 2002 – November 2003, Program Manager, Headquarters Materiel Systems Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Oh

4. November 2003 – September 2005, J6/Joint Communications Unit, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC

5. September 2005 – February 2007, J6 Information Systems Director, Joint Communications Support Element, MacDill AFB, Fla

6. February 2007 – December 2007, Platoon Leader, 2nd Joint Communications Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla

7. January 2008 – September 2008, Deputy Commander, 482nd Force Support Squadron, Homestead AFB, Fla

8. October 2008 – December 2011, Executive Officer, 927th Maintenance Group, MacDill AFB, Fla

9. December 2011 – October 2014, Cyberspace OIC, 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill AFB, Fla

10. October 2014 – June 2018, Joint Staff Officer, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, Reston, Va

11. July 2018 – August 2020, Commander, 920th Communications Flight, Patrick AFB, Fla

12. September 2020 – December 2022, IMA to Director, Enterprise IT Division, HAF, Pentagon, Va

13. July 2021 – February 2022, Deployed, Director of Operations, 443rd Air Expeditionary Squadron, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq


Bronze Star

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air and Space Commendation Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air and Space Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with one service star

Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War of Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border


2007     Italian Airborne Wings
2007     Dominican Republic Airborne Wings


Second Lieutenant      May 31, 2000

First Lieutenant           May 31, 2002

Captain                       May 31, 2004

Major                          May 31, 2009

Lieutenant Colonel       Jan 31, 2016

Colonel                          Jun 1, 2022

(Current as of Dec 2022)