Colonel Frank L. Amodeo is Commander of the 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. He is responsible for the organization, training, equipping, and worldwide readiness of a Reserve wing of approximately 950 Citizen Airmen and Civilians. The 927th Air Refueling Wing supports contingencies and humanitarian operations around the world with in-flight air refueling, cargo airlift and passenger movement in the KC-135R Stratotanker. The wing provides additional combat-ready forces from Aeromedical, Logistics Readiness, Security Forces, Force Support, Operations Support, and Aeromedical Evacuation squadrons. Colonel Amodeo entered the Air Force in 1986 as a graduate of the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Kentucky. In 2000, he joined the Air Force Reserve and deployed twice as a C-130 crew commander in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Colonel Amodeo has served in headquarters positons as the Air Force Reserve Command’s Reserve Advisor to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base. He is a Level III Joint Qualified Officer, having served as the Chief, Deployment and Distribution Center (DDOC) in the J3 Directorate at US Transportation Command and in Kabul, Afghanistan in the US Central Command’s DDOC collocated with US Forces-Afghanistan. The colonel has commanded at the group and wing levels. Colonel Amodeo is a command pilot with over 6,500 hours flying T-37B, T-38A, B-52G, MC-130E, MC-130H, C-5A/B, C-130E/H/J and KC-135R aircraft.

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