Colonel Michael Compardo is the Commander, 126th Medical Group, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As commander, he plans, implements, and directs the overall management of health service administrative activities to ensure mission accomplishment. He serves as the chief advisor to line commanders for medical issues, providing the 126th Air Refueling Wing with a medically qualified global force. Colonel Compardo is also responsible for planning and training for disaster preparedness in domestic operations, and for providing deployment ready medical personnel in support of any Air Force contingency operation.
Colonel Compardo first enlisted in 2000 as a Specialist in the 153rd Field Artillery Brigade, Arizona Army National Guard, Phoenix, Arizona. In 2002, Colonel Compardo transferred to the 126th Mission Support Group as an Information Manager. In 2006, he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps Officer, with the 126th Medical Group. Colonel Compardo has filled various positions including deputy commander, resource advisor, fitness monitor, wing inspection team member, and medical readiness officer. Colonel Compardo deployed to Chicago-land to support the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s response to the Corona Virus Disease-19 pandemic where he served on the executive team of the 3,000 bed alternate care site at McCormick Place.
In his civilian career, Colonel Compardo worked as both a director for medical group practice operations and supply chain at Barnes Jewish/Christian Healthcare, one of the largest nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery systems in the country. He’s also served as the acute dialysis hospital services director for DaVita Kidney Care, covering thirty-five hospitals across Missouri and Illinois. In August 2020, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer at Boone Center Inc, a nonprofit providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities in St. Peters, Missouri. Additionally, he holds an active license as a certified public accountant in Missouri where he owns a tax compliance service. Prior to assuming his current position, the colonel was the Chief Administrator, 126th Medical Group, Scott AFB, Illinois.
1999 Bachelor of Arts in Physiology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Ill.
2000 Army Basic Combat Training Course, Fort Benning, Ga.
2002 Master of Accountancy, University of Arizona, Tucson.
2007 Reserve Commission Officer Training, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2014 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2018 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
1. Feb 2000 – Oct 2002, Field Artillery Surveyor, 153rd Field Artillery Brigade, Phoenix, Ariz.
2. Nov 2002 – Sep 2006, Information Manager, 126th Mission Support Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
3. Oct 2006 – Aug 2008, Medical Readiness Officer, 126th Medical Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. Sep 2008 – Aug 2009, Medical Administrative Officer and Deputy Commander, 126th Medical Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
5. Sep 2009 – Present, Chief Administrator, 126th Medical Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Reserves Forces Meritorious Service Medal with device
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service with four oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two “M” devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with device
Air Force Training Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Illinois Military Medal of Merit
Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service with two devices
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with “8” devices
Illinois State Active Duty Service Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
1st Lieutenant Sep 27, 2006
Captain Oct 1, 2008
Major Oct 21, 2012
Lieutenant Colonel Dec 4, 2016
Colonel Nov 8, 2020