Colonel Jeanine McAnaney is the Vice Commander, 315th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. She assists in the overall direction of Wing operations for over 2,100 personnel. The wing is a classic associate flying C-17s with missions including strategic airlift, airdrop, contingency response and aeromedical evacuation.
Hailing from upstate New York, Colonel McAnaney commissioned in 1989 after graduating from the ROTC program at Rochester Institute of Technology. She flew C-21s at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, C-5s at Travis Air Force Base, California, and qualified as a Tanker Airlift Control Element (TALCE) Commander in the 715th Air Mobility Squadron before being released from active duty in 1999. Colonel McAnaney entered the Air Force Reserve at Travis Air Force Base flying the C-5.
She upgraded to flight examiner and Chief Pilot as well as initial cadre on the C-5 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) where she coordinated her unit’s transition to the new equipment. In 2010 Colonel McAnaney took command of the 70th Air Refueling Squadron flying KC-10 aircraft. She transitioned to the IMA program in 2013 and served alongside her active duty counterparts in the 615th Contingency Operations Support Group, and the 621st Contingency Response Wing where she qualified as both a Director of Mobility Forces and Joint Task Force, Port Opening Commander.
During the summer of 2016, Colonel McAnaney served 4th Air Force as A3/5. She's participated in joint exercises across the globe including ULCHI FOCUS GUARDIAN, KEEN EDGE, KEY RESOLVE, PACIFIC SENTRY and EAGLE FLAG. Colonel McAnaney has held command positions at the squadron, group and wing level. She mobilized to answer the nation’s call in 2003 for Operations ENDURING/IRAQI FREEDOM.
In her civilian career, Colonel McAnaney is a commercial airline pilot.
1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y.
1996 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Russian/European Operations Course, Central/South American Operations Course and Middle Eastern Operation’s Course, Hurlburt AFB, Fla.
2000 Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle University, Fla. 2005 Air Command and Staff College by correspondence
2009 Air War College by correspondence
2011 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2012 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington, D. C. 2012 Navy Short Course: Strategy and War, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2014 NATO Reserve Forces Integration Course, Oberammergau, Germany 2014 Director of Mobility Forces Course, Hurlburt AFB, Fla.
2017 Middle East and South Asia Update- A Political-Economic Conflict Seminar, Washington, D.C.
1. January 1990 - May 1991, Student Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. June 1991 - September 1994, C-21 Aircraft Commander, Chief of Aircrew Scheduling, Detachment 2, 1401st Military Airlift Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
3. September 1994 - March 1998, C-5 Instructor Aircraft Commander/Executive Officer/ Flight Commander, 21st Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
4. March 1998 - September 1999, Assistant Operations Officer/TALCE Commander, 715th Air Mobility Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
5. September 1999 - July 2010, C-5 Flight Examiner/Executive Officer/Chief Pilot, 312th Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
6. July 2010 - May 2013, Commander, 70th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
7. May 2013 - Oct. 2014, IMA to the 615th Contingency Operations Support Group Commander, Travis AFB, Calif.
8. November 2014 - September 2015, IMA to the commander, 621st Contingency Response Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.
9. September 2015 - present, Vice Commander, 315th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
Rating: Command Pilot
Military Flight Hours: more than 6,100 military and over 2,900 commercial
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, C-21, C-5A/B/C, KC-10A, C-17: B-727, B-737, B-747-400, B-757, B-767, A-319/320
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device with nine oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with eight oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity service with three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass and M device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant Aug 4, 1989
First Lieutenant Aug 4, 1991
Captain Aug 4, 1993
Major Oct 1, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel Oct 1, 2007
Colonel July 26, 2013
(Current as of February 2018)