Col. Gloria N. Field is the Commander of the 301st Mission Support Group. She leads more than 780 military and civilian Airmen across 20 diverse Air Force Specialty Codes including anti-terrorism, civil engineering, force support, security operations, communication, logistics, aerial port operations, contracting, bioenvironmental and public health. Col. Field ensures programs, plans and policies for 26 assigned F-16 aircraft, ensuring fully mission capable forces and equipment to combatant commanders. She also administers support for 2,200 combat-ready Airmen comprised of 10th Air Force, 301st Fighter Wing, 355th Fighter Squadron (total force integration), 44th Fighter Group and 822d Civil Engineering Flight.
Col. Field was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force following graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in June 1999. She began her career as a combat readiness flight commander at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Since her first assignment, Col. Field served in many logistics areas to include: supply, fuels, logistics plans, maintenance, and both air and surface transportation. She deployed in 2006 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM where she served in Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operation Center’s Air Cell and as an Aide-de-Camp to the Director. After spending 10 years on active duty, Col. Field joined the Air Force Reserve in 2009.
Prior to her current assignment, Col. Field was the Individual Mobilization Officer to the Director of Logistics, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
1999 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1999 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Advanced Logistic Readiness Officer Course, McGuire AFB, N.J.
2013 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2013 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
September 1999 - July 2000, Combat Readiness Flight Commander, 27th Transportation Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.
July 2000 - November 2002, Operations Officer, 82nd Logistics Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
November 2002 - August 2003, Logistics Readiness Flight Commander, 82nd Logistics Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
August 2003 - November 2004, Chief of Exercise and Evaluation Team, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas
November 2004 - November 2005, Fuels Management Flight Commander, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
November 2005 - December 2007, Operations Officer, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
December 2007 - November 2009, Instructor, Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
November 2009 - September 2010, Logistics Readiness Flight Chief and Assitant Director of Statt, 926th Mission Support Squadron and 57th Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
September 2010 - May 2011, Logistics Officer, 301st Maintenance Group, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas
May 2011 - January 2012, Director of Operations, 301st Mission Support Group, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
January 2012 - October 2013, Materiel Management Flight Commander, 301st Logistics Readiness Squadron, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
October 2013 - August 2015, Operations Officer, 73d Aerial Port Squadron, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
August 2015 - October 2016, Commander, 73d Aerial Port Squadron, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
October 2016 - March 2018, Commander, 301st Logistics Readiness Squadron, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
March 2018 - February 2021, Deputy Commander, 307th Mission Support Group, Barksdale AFB, La.
February 2021 - October 2022, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director of Logistics, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
October 2022 - Present, Commander, 301st Mission Support Group, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award six oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Award with seven leaf clusters
(Current as of November 2022)