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Lt. Col. Jason Figley

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Lt. Col. Jason M. Figley is the Maintenance Group Commander for the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Coraopolis PA. He directs the overall maintenance production effort of over 400 enlisted and officer personnel supporting 16 KC-135T aircraft and is responsible for ensuring the training and readiness of assigned airmen.

 

Lt Col Figley began his career in 1999, when he enlisted in the Communications Flight. After finishing his education and being selected as a pilot, Lt. Col. Figley received his commission in 2003 when graduating from the Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tennessee. He completed undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin AFB, Texas in 2005, continued on to Altus AFB for his advanced aircraft training, and then returned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard as a KC-135R/T pilot.


Following numerous duties in the Wing as an executive officer, planner, scheduler, and Acting Communication Flight Commander, Lt. Col. Figley was selected to command the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in 2017.

 

Lt Col Figley took command of the 171st Maintenance Group in April 2020. The 171st is a “supertanker” Wing, operating 16 KC-135R/T model aircraft with a membership of about 1,200 Guard men and women supporting the missions of the Commonwealth and the U.S. Air Force.


EDUCATION

1999 Basic Military Training, San Antonio, TX.

2000 Information Management Specialist, Keesler AFB, MS.

2002 Bachelor of Science Degree, Geneva College, PA.

2003 Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson ANGB, TN.

2005 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, TX.

2005 KC135 Copilot Initial Qualification School, Altus AFB, OK

2009 KC135 Aircraft Commander Upgrade, McConnell AFB, KS

2011 Squadron Officer School by correspondence

2017 Accelerated Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, TX.

2017 Basic Technician Supervisor Course, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA.

2018 Contemporary Base Issues Course, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA.

2019 Leadership Development Course for Squadron Commanders, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL.

2019 Squadron Commanders Course, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews AFB, MD.

2019 Air Command and Staff College by correspondence

2019 Master of Science Degree, Air University, Maxwell, AL.

2020 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

ASSIGNMENTS
1. 1999 Air Force Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX

2. 2000 Technical School - Information Specialist 3C0, Keesler AFB, MS

3. 2003 Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson ANGB, TN

4. 2005 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, TX

5. 2005 KC135 Copilot Initial Qualification School, Altus AFB, OK

6. 2009 KC135 Aircraft Commander Upgrade, McConnell AFB, KS

7. 2012 Assistant Battle Staff Commander, Homeland Response Force Region 3, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA.

8. 2017 Pilot Instructor Training, Altus AFB, OK

9. 2017–2020 Commander 171st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Coraopolis, PA

10. 2020-Present Commander 171st Maintenance Group, Coraopolis, PA

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating: KC-135T Instructor Pilot

Flight hours: More than 2,200 hours

Aircraft flown: KC-135R/T, T-1A, T-6II


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

AF Outstanding Unit Award

Combat Readiness Medal

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air & Space Campaign Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon

AF Longevity Service

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

AF Training Ribbon

NATO Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman 1st Class September 23, 1999

Senior Airman August 18, 2000

Staff Sergeant May 4, 2003

Second Lieutenant June 27, 2003

First Lieutenant June 27, 2005

Captain June 27, 2007

Major September 10, 2011

Lieutenant Colonel September 11, 2017

(Current as of May 4, 2020)