Colonel Allan R. Cecil is Vice Commander 145th Airlift Wing,
North Carolina Air National Guard, Charlotte, North Carolina. He
assists the Commander with the formulation, presentation and
execution of an allocated multi-million-dollar budget involving
several major force elements and state funds. Through
subordinate commanders, he assists in the planning organization,
direction and control of the flying mission, maintenance and
protection of assigned C-17 aircraft along with acquisition,
construction and maintenance of real property. He is responsible
for the recruitment, training, supply and care of assigned
Colonel Cecil enlisted in the North Carolina Air National Guard in
1984 completing the Weather Specialist and Technician Schools
Jul 1985 and Jul 1991 respectively. He graduated from Belmont
Abbey College May 1996 and commissioned in May 1997 from the
Air National Guard’s Academy of Military Science. During his 34
year career, he has held a variety of operational maintenance and
support assignments at the wing, group, squadron and flight levels.
He has supported multiple contingencies, exercises and related
missions including operations Enduring Freedom, Joint Forge, and
Coronet Oak. A notable assignment includes support of
Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System operations in the western
United States. Colonel Cecil previously commanded the 145th
Communications Flight, 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,
145th Maintenance Squadron and the 145 Maintenance Group
Deputy Group Commander. In February 2018, he was assigned to
his current military position.
Prior to his current position, the Colonel was the 145th Maintenance Group Commander, North Carolina Air National
Guard, Charlotte, North Carolina.
1985 Weather Specialist, Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, Ill.
1991 Weather Technician School, Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Ill.
1987 Airmen Leadership School, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn., by correspondence
1993 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, McGhee-Tyson ANGB, Knoxville, Tenn.
1996 Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, N.C.
1997 Academy of Military Science, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Randolph AFB, Texas
2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1. May 1997-September 1997, Wing Quality Officer, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, N.C.
2. September 1997-September 1999, Detachment Commander and Officer In Charge, Support Services Branch, 118th
Combat Communications Squadron, Air National Guard Base, Badin, N.C.
3. October 1999-January 2001, Wing Public Affairs Officer, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, N.C.
4. February 2001-July 2002, Communications and Information Officer, 145th Communications Flight, Charlotte, N.C.
5. August 2002-July 2005, Commander, 145th Communications Flight, Charlotte, N.C.
6. August 2005-July 2006, Maintenance Officer, 145th Maintenance Squadron, Charlotte, N.C.
7. August 2006-June 2007, Maintenance Officer, 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Charlotte, N.C.
8. June 2007-October 2011, Commander, 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Charlotte, N.C. (July-September
2010, OIC C-130 Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,
9. October 2011-April 2014, Commander, 145th Maintenance Squadron, Charlotte, N.C.
10. April 2014-December 2015, Deputy Group Commander, 145th Maintenance Group, Charlotte, N.C. (July-October
2014, OIC C-130 Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Al
Udeid Air Base, Qatar)
11. January 2016-February 2018, Commander, 145th Maintenance Group, Charlotte, N.C.
12. February 2018-Present, Vice Commander, 145 Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, Charlotte, N.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Distinguished Graduate Award, Noncommissioned Officer Academy
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
North Carolina National Guard Commendation Medal
North Carolina National Guard Achievement Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States
North Carolina National Guard Association
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 1, 1997
First Lieutenant May 4, 1999
Captain June 3, 2001
Major Oct. 27, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel July 23, 2010
Colonel Jan. 6, 2016
(Current as of March 2018)