COLONEL MICHAEL S. STEVENSON

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COLONEL MICHAEL S. STEVENSON

Colonel Michael "MiG" Stevenson is the Commander of the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing.  Col Stevenson is responsible for personnel conducting all-source intelligence analysis, targeting operations, and special operations ISR.  The 363rd ISR Wing includes the 361st ISR Group, the 363rd ISR Group, and the 365th ISR Group. 

Col Stevenson is a 1992 graduate of the US Air Force Academy.  He has served multiple assignments in support of flying unit operations and is a graduate of the USAF Weapons School.   He has done multiple deployments and assignments at the Air Operations Center.  Col Stevenson was detailed to another organization for the conduct of MQ-1 Predator operations in the opening of the Global War on Terrorism and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  On the Air Staff, he served two years at CHECKMATE.  After serving as AFCENT's intelligence squadron Director of Operations, Col Stevenson commanded AF Special Operations Command's 11th Intelligence Squadron.   Col Stevenson served in Kabul, Afghanistan as the Senior Advisor to the Afghan National Army's Director of Plans and Policy.  Prior to arriving at ACC, Col Stevenson commanded the 361st ISR Group at Hurlburt Field, Florida.  He has qualified as a Weapons School instructor, air operations center crewmember in multiple positions, and as a full-motion video analyst.  Col Stevenson is married to Col Lisa Stevenson (480 ISRW/CV) and they have two boys, Kyle and Ryan.

EDUCATION
1992 B.S. in Political Science, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
1996 Intelligence Weapons Instructor Course, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
1997 Squadron Officers' School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2000 Joint Aerospace Command and Control Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2003 Command and Control Warrior Advanced Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2004 Air Command and Staff College by Correspondence
2006 M.S. in Strategic Intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College, Bolling AFB, DC
2011 M.S. in National Security Strategy, National War College, Ft McNair, DC


ASSIGNMENTS
1. 1992-93, Intelligence Officer Training, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2. 1993-95, Chief of Intelligence, 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
3. 1996,  USAF Weapons School Student, Intelligence Division, Nellis AFB, NV
4. 1996-97, Intelligence Weapons Officer, 51st Operations Support Squadron, Osan AB, Korea
5. 1997-00, Chief of Scheduling and Weapons School Instructor, Intel Div, Nellis AFB, NV
6. 2000-03, Analysis Flight Commander, then Asst Dir for Ops, 32d Air Intel Squadron, Ramstein AB, GE
7. 2003-05, Chief of CHECKMATE Operational Intelligence, Air Force Intel Analysis Agency, Pentagon
8. 2005-06, Intermediate Developmental Education Student, Jt Military Intel College, Bolling AFB, DC
9. 2006-08, Director of Operations, 609th Air Intel Squadron, USAFCENT, Shaw AFB, SC
10. 2008-10, Commander, 11th Intel Squadron, AFSOC, Hurlburt Field, FL
11. 2010-11, Senior Developmental Education Student, National War College, Ft McNair, DC
12. 2011-12, Deployed to NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan
13. 2012-2014, Commander, 361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Hurlburt Field, FL
14. 2014-present, Chief, Intelligence Unit Support Division, HQs ACC/A2, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Afghan Campaign Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1996 Outstanding Graduate Award, USAF Weapons School
2001 USAF Intelligence Officer of the Year
2001 National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction
2001 National Intelligence Team of the Year
2005 Air Force Intelligence Analysis Agency Action Officer of the Year
2008 Commander, Air Force Intelligence Squadron of the Year
2009 Commander of Squadron earning Air Force Association Citation of Honor

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 27 May 1992
First Lieutenant  27 May 1994
Captain   27 May 1996
Major   1 Dec 2002
Lieutenant Colonel 1 Aug 2007
Colonel   1 June 2012

(Current as of March 2015)