Colonel Brett A. Newman

Colonel Brett A. Newman is the commander of the 315th Maintenance Group, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The mission of the Maintenance Group is to oversee the training and readiness of over 350 Reservists assigned to three diverse units--the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the Maintenance Squadron, and the Maintenance Operations Flight. He is also the civilian leader to more than150 civil service employees. The group's goal is to maintain technical proficiency to augment active duty forces in any contingency supporting the 40 C-17 aircraft assigned. Col. Newman is responsible for ensuring that this capability is sustained in support of Team Charleston's global mission.

Colonel Newman earned his commission through the Air Force ROTC program upon graduation from Middle Tennessee State University in 1987. He has served as a maintenance group commander, commanded a maintenance flight, two maintenance squadrons, a logistics squadron, and served as a Minuteman II ICBM combat crew flight commander. He served as an aircraft maintenance officer since 2003 with two overseas contingency operations tours in support of OPERATIONS IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Colonel Newman is a winner of the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award for field grade manager while stationed at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y.

Master Maintenance Badge     Transportation Badge       

1987 Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
1993 Master of Science, Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1. December 1987 – April 1988, Undergraduate Missile Training, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
2. April 1988 – May 1992, various missile combat crew positions to include alternate command post crew commander, and flight crew commander, Minuteman II ICBM, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
3. May 1992 – December 1992, Sensor Data Integration Analyst, Foreign Aerospace Science and Technology Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. January 1997 – December 2000, Transportation Officer, 914th Logistics Support Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y.
5. January 2001 – October 2002, Commander, 914th LSS, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
6. November 2002 – December 2006, Commander, 914th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Niagara Falls International Airport ARS, N.Y. (September – December 2003, Officer in Charge, C-130 Maintenance in support of overseas contingency operations; September–December 2005, OIC, Aircraft Maintenance Unit; January – November 2006, 914th Maintenance Group Commander, traditional reservist on orders)
7. January 2007 – March 2007, Commander, 914th Maintenance Operations Flight, Niagara Falls IAP ARS, N.Y.
8. April 2007 – April 2008, Commander, 914th Maintenance Squadron, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y.
9. April 2008 – July 2009, Commander, 920th MXS, Patrick AFB, Fla.
10. Jul 2009 – November 2011, Commander, 934th Maintenance Group, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP ARS, Minn.
11. November 2011 – September 2015, Commander, 445th MXG, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. September 2015 – November 2021, Commander, 419th MXG, Hill AFB, Utah
13. December 2021 – Present, Commander, 315th MXG, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with four oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two M devices

Second Lieutenant Sept. 3, 1987
First Lieutenant Sept. 3, 1989
Captain Sept. 3, 1991
Major Oct. 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 30, 2004
Colonel Sept. 1, 2009

(Current as of January 2023)

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