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This page highlights the biographies of the current leadership at Nellis Air Force Base. For Air Combat Command's biographies, please visit ACC's Biographies page. For biographies of Air Force leaders, current and retired, military and civilian, please visit the Biographies page of Air Force Link, the official Web site of the U.S. Air Force.

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Official Photo Chief Master Sergeant Charles R. Hoffman

Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Hoffman is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAFWC's mission is developing innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic, and relevant Air Force and joint testing, tactics development, and advanced training
12/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo Colonel Ronald E. Gilbert

Colonel Ronald Gilbert is the 57th Wing Vice Commander, Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada.  He is responsible for 34 squadrons at 13 installations comprising the Air Force's most diverse flying wing which operates more than 130 of the following aircraft:  A-10, F-15C/D, F-15E, F-16C/CG/CJ,  F-22A and HH-60G.  The wing also utilizes E-3, RC-135,
6/29
2017
Maj Gen. Peter Gersten Major General Peter E. Gersten

  Maj. Gen. Peter E. Gersten is commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAFWC's mission is developing innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic, and relevant Air Force and Joint testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. The
7/28
2017
NTTR Colonel Christopher J. Zuhlke

Colonel Christopher J. Zuhlke is the Commander, Nevada Test and Training Range, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.  The NTTR supports advanced composite force training, tactics development and electronic combat testing for the Department of Defense.  He oversees 2.9 million acres of ranges and 12,000 square miles of airspace that make up the NTTR
8/14
2017
Chief Beadles is a native of Spurgeon, Indiana, and entered the Air Force in November 1992.  He has held a variety of positions in the Diagnostic Imaging career field to include NCOIC and Diagnostic Imaging Phase II Supervisor. In 2005, Chief Beadles was accepted into the First Sergeant career field and served in 7 different squadrons.  He served as the Command Chief at the 1st Fighter Wing before assuming his current position.  He has deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FEEDOM.  His assignments included bases in California, Illinois, North Dakota, Montana and Virginia. Chief Master Sergeant Ronald D. Beadles

Chief Master Sergeant Ronald D. Beadles is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force, Nevada. He is responsible to the commander on a wide range of issues including the health, morale, welfare, professional development and discipline of more than 7,000 installation enlisted personnel. The wing is responsible for all
8/18
2017
99th ABW Colonel Cavan K. Craddock

Colonel Cavan K. Craddock is the Commander, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and Installation Commander for Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the 2.9 million-acre Nevada Test and Training Range.  He is responsible for three Groups and 15 Squadrons providing installation support for operational testing, tactics development, and advanced
5/24
2018
57th Wing Commander Brigadier General Robert G. Novotny

Brig. Gen. Robert G. Novotny is the 57th Wing Commander, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. He is responsible for 38 squadrons at 13 installations constituting the Air Force's most diverse flying wing. The wing flies and maintains more than 130 aircraft of the following types: A-10, F-15C/D, F-15E, F-16C/CG/CJ, F-22A, F-35A and
6/08
2018
Bio photo of Chief Master Sergeant Thomas J. Bathe Chief Master Sergeant Thomas J. Bathe

Chief Master Sergeant Thomas J. Bathe is the Superintendent of the 820th RED HORSE Squadron (Rapid Engineers Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers), Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The 820th RED HORSE Squadron is a combat engineer unit specializing in heavy construction and contingency battle-damage repair operations, which provides
10/28
2016
General Burt entered the Air Force in 1991 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Her career has included numerous satellite operations and staff positions in Air Force Space Command and U.S. European Command.  Brig. Gen. Burt has commanded the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, the 460th Operations Group, and was the Director, Commander’s Action Group, Air Force Space Command.  She is a graduate and former instructor of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. Prior to her current assignment, General Burt was the Commander, 50th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Schriever AFB, Colorado. Brigadier General DeAnna M. Burt

Brig. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt is Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAFWC's mission is developing innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic, and relevant Air Force and Joint testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. The center
7/28
2017
Colonel Davis graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1995.  A career logistician, his past assignments include a variety of wing, headquarters and joint positions.  Colonel Davis has participated in multiple Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH and DESERT FOX deployments with conventional and special operations forces.  He and his wife Kristi have two children, Jackson, 16, and Emma, 13. Colonel Michael T. Davis

Colonel Mike Davis is Vice Commander, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. In this position, he supports the installation command authority for Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases and the 2.9 million-acre Nevada Test and Training Range. He is responsible for all installation support, providing communications, contracting, engineering, environmental, law enforcement, logistics, medical, security, services, supply, transportation and mission support for more than 12,000 assigned service members and 313,000 family members, retirees and veterans. In addition, the 99th ABW supports the United States Air Force Warfare Center, 53rd Wing, 57th Wing, 432nd Wing, 505th Command and Control Wing, the NTTR, more than 250 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft assigned to Nellis and nearly 1,500 visitors and temporary-duty personnel conducting business daily across the installation.
8/24
2017
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