Colonel Bryony A. Terrell is the Commander of the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina. As commander, she directs and coordinates the activities of 4 Groups consisting of 15 Squadrons. She is responsible for the policy, programming and planning necessary to train and maintain the readiness of over 1,400 airmen and (8) C-17 aircraft worth $1.5B. The 145th provides global strategic and tactical airlift in support of National Command Authority objectives.
Colonel Terrell entered the Air Force in 1998 and received her commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Ohio University. She has experience in the Regular Air Force and Air National Guard as a support officer, maintenance officer, and operational pilot. Her command experience includes the 167th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va., and 139th Mission Support Group, 139th Airlift Wing, Saint Joseph, Mo. Colonel Terrell has served on the National Guard Bureau staff and at the Air National Guard Readiness Center as the Functional Area Manager for Strategic Airlift in NGB/A3 and the Branch Chief for Rated Management and Personnel Policy in NGB/A1. She has served overseas in South Korea, Japan, and Italy; and has deployed to Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Colonel Terrell is a senior pilot with more than 1,100 flying hours and has flown C-17, C-5, T-1 and T-6 aircraft.
EDUCATION 1997 Bachelor of Science degree, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 2012 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence 2014 Masters of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, by correspondence 2018 Master of Science, National Security Studies, National War College, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
1.January 1998 - April 2000, Community Support Flight Commander, 7th Services Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
2.April 2000 - August 2001, Chief of Readiness and Plans, 8th Services Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Republic ofSouth Korea
3.May 2001 - July 2003, Combat Support Flight Commander, 374th Services Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan
4.July 2003 - July 2005, Combat Support Flight Commander, 31st Services Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy
5.July 2005 - October 2006, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
6.November 2006 – June 2011, Mobility Pilot – 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia ANG, Martinsburg, W.Va.
7.June 2011 - July 2012, Executive Officer to Commander Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint BaseAndrews, Md.
8.July 2012 - November 2013, Functional Area Manager (Strat Airlift/Tankers), Air National Guard ReadinessCenter, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
9.November 2013 - September 2015, Chief, Rated Management, Air National Guard Readiness Center, JointBase Andrews, Md.
10.October 2015 - May 2016, Commander, 167th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, West Virginia ANG,Martinsburg, W.Va.
11.June 2016 - June 2017, Commander, 139th Mission Support Group, Missouri ANG, Saint Joseph, Mo.
12.June 2017 - June 2018, Student, National War College, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Va.
13.June 2018 - Present, Commander, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina ANG, Charlotte, Nc.
FLIGHT INFORMATION Rating: Senior Pilot Flight Hours: More than 1,100 Aircraft Flown: T-6, T-1, C-5A, C-17
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 1 oak leaf cluster National Defense Service Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Korean Defense Service Medal Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass
DEPLOYMENTS / SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS
1.September 1999 - December 1999, Combat Support Fight commander, 9th Expeditionary Support Squadron, AliAl Salem Air Base, Kuwait
2.July 2002 - December 2002, Chief of Protocol, Joint Task Force Southwest-Asia, Prince Sultan Air Base,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3.October 2008 - February 2009, Joint Team Records Presidential Inauguration Support, National Archives andRecords Administration, District of Columbia
4.September 2009 - October 2010, Chief, Staff Action Coordination Office, Biometrics Identity ManagementAgency, Arlington, Virginia
5.October 2010 - June 2011, Secretariat of the Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau-Joint Staff, Arlington, Virginia
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant 24 December 1997 First Lieutenant 24 December 1999 Captain 24 December 2001 Major 1 June 2007 Lieutenant Colonel 4 November 2013 Colonel 4 June 2017 (current as of October 2018)