Team Dyess Biographies



Col. David Benson
Commander


Col. Michael Miller
Vice Commander


CMSgt Aaron Bennett
Command Chief
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COLONEL DENIS A HEINZ

Colonel Denis Heinz is the commander of the 489th Bomb Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. As commander, he directs the activities of the 345th Bomb Squadron, 489th Maintenance Squadron and the 489th Medical Flight.Colonel Heinz received his commission in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Program in 1989. Upon graduation from Texas A&M
7/14
2015
LIEUTENANT COLONEL ANDREW P. RUTH

Lt. Col. Andrew P. Ruth is the Deputy Commander, 7th Maintenance Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. He is directly responsible for overseeing the combined production efforts of 2,100 aircraft and munitions maintenance personnel assigned to five squadrons, as well as a fleet of 33 B-1 bombers. He also provides maintenance support for 28 C-130J
7/06
2016
Default Air Force Logo CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT GLEN W. PUGH

Chief Master Sergeant Glen W. Pugh is the Superintendent for the 7th Maintenance Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. He is the principal advisor to the 7th MXG commander on all issues relating to aircraft and equipment maintenance. He also advises on all concerns affecting the overall morale and welfare for 1,500 assigned personnel spanning 20 Air
7/06
2016
140812-F-JZ550-179 LIEUTENANT COLONEL TODD A. BEAN

Lieutenant Colonel Todd A. Bean is the Deputy Group Commander (CDM), 317th Airlift Group, Dyess AFB, Texas. He is responsible for the fleet health of 28 C-130J aircraft engaged in worldwide combat airlift and airdrop operations. Lieutenant Colonel Bean led operational maintenance on the A-10, B-1, C-130, F-15, H-53, and H-60 aircraft weapons
8/12
2014
CMSgt Aaron Bennett CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT AARON D. BENNETT

Chief Master Sergeant Aaron D. Bennett is the 7th Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. As the Command Chief Master Sergeant, he maintains a liaison between the wing commander and enlisted force. He is the primary advisor to the commander on matters concerning the morale, welfare, training, professional development,
7/07
2016
Col David Benson COLONEL DAVID M. BENSON

Col. David M. Benson is the 7th Bomb Wing Commander, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. As commander, he is responsible for the health and welfare of more than 12,000 active duty members, civilian employees and family members. In addition, he provides combat-ready B-1 aircraft, crews and associated combat support for global engagement taskings. Col.
7/07
2016
Col David Berthe COLONEL DAVID M. BERTHE

Col. David M. Berthe is the Commander, 7th Medical Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. His duties include leading over 300 personnel dedicated to providing community health services to Team Dyess, expert Airman-medics to combatant commanders, and world-class medical and dental care to a population of nearly 20,000. In addition, he serves as the
7/07
2016
Col Justin Boldenow COLONEL JUSTIN W. BOLDENOW

Colonel Justin W. Boldenow is Commander, 7th Operations Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. In this position, he commands Air Combat Command's largest bomb group, a team of more than 450 Airmen, and an annual budget of $1.7M. He is primarily responsible for organizing, training, and equipping his group to conduct combat operations, B-1 Formal
7/07
2016
Lt Col Brian Crawford LIEUTENANT COLONEL BRIAN V. CRAWFORD

Lt. Col. Brian Crawford is the Deputy Commander, 7th Mission Support Group, Dyess AFB, Texas. He leads 1300 personnel providing security, civil engineering, force support, communications, contracting, and logistics, enabling 1,700 missions annually.Lt. Col. Crawford began his Air Force career in 1999 after completing Officer Training School at
7/07
2016
131105-F-JZ559-931 COLONEL RICHARD W. GIBBS

Col. Richard W. Gibbs is the 7th Maintenance Group Commander, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. He most recently served as a student at the Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. As commander of the 7th MXG, he oversees more than 1,350 active duty members and civilian employees while providing organizational and intermediate
11/05
2013
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