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Col Joshua L. Hendrix


Colonel Hendrix is Commander, 126th Maintenance Group, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As Commander, he is the senior logistics officer responsible for aircraft maintenance for an Illinois Air National Guard Wing of 9 KC-135R aircraft. This Wing executes Air Mobility Command's worldwide mobility operations, including both air refueling and airlift missions that support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Pacific Command. The Wing also incorporates over 200 Total Force Integrated Activity Duty personnel attached to the 906th Air Refueling Squadron, and supports a wide range of conventional and nuclear plans.

Colonel Hendrix began his military career in 1985 and served five years as an enlisted Security Forces member. He was selected for commissioning in 1990. Colonel Hendrix deployed in December 2003 and served as the 363d Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Flight Commander in support of Operation Southern Watch enforcing the southern Iraq "No Fly/ No Drive Zone".

In 2007 and 2010 he deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, where he served as the 455th C-130 Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit commander and was responsible for the forward deployment of C-130 maintenance activities at Bagram. He has served in many capacities throughout his career including Expeditionary Maintenance Group Commander, Wing Operations Center. He has participated in broad missions such as Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, missions that support NATO, the Theater Security Package for the Pacific Command, and Illinois State Active Duty.

1981 University of Alabama, Business Administration
1985 Illinois Central College Associates Degree in Business Administration
1987 Illinois State University, Normal, Ill, Bachelor of Science in Education
1990 Air National Guard Academy of Military Science
1996 U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell, AFB, Ala.
2010 U.S. Air Force Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1. 1985-1990, Enlisted
2. 1990, Non-Rated Air Liaison Officer, 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
3. 1996, Executive Officer, 182d Security Forces Squadron, 182d Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
4. 1998, Executive Officer, 182d Mission Support Group, 182d Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
5. 1999, Commander, 182d Security Forces Squadron, 182d Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
6. 2003, Chief of Supply, 182d Logistics Readiness Squadron, 182d Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
7. 2004, Commander, 182d Logistics Readiness Squadron, 182d Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
8. 2005, Commander, 182d Maintenance Squadron, 182d Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.
9. 2015, Commander, 126th Maintenance Group, 126th Air Refueling Wing, Scott AFB, Ill.

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award with 5 oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 3 "M" devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
NATO Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with 10 devices
Illinois Long and Honorable Service Medal with 4 devices
Illinois State Active Duty

Second Lieutenant, April 4, 1990
First Lieutenant, April 6, 1992
Captain, October 8, 1998
Major, October 23, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel, November 6, 2006
Colonel, July 9, 2015

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