Col. Dean D. Sniegowski is the Vice Commander, Tenth Air Force, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Tenth Air Force is one of three numbered air forces in Air Force Reserve Command, and is responsible for command supervision of 17 units and over 19,000 total force Airmen. The mission sets of Tenth Air Force operate across multiple domains that include all fighter, bomber, special operations, rescue, airborne warning and control, fighter and bomber flying-training missions, combat air operations battle staff, remotely-piloted aircraft, space and cyber units in the Air Force Reserve Command. When mobilized or used in a full-time capacity, these units provide capability across a broad spectrum specifically to Air Combat Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Force Space Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Education and Training Command and the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency.
Colonel Sniegowski entered the Air Force in 1995 after commissioning through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training program at Eastern Michigan University. He has been qualified as a Deputy Crew Commander for the Peacekeeper ICBM and Navigator and Radar Navigator on the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft.
He has served for more than 25 years in a variety of flying, staff and command assignments at the flight, group and wing level Commander. Colonel Sniegowski is a Navigator with more than 1,100 flying hours, including 17 combat sorties in the B-52 in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the commander, 310th Space Wing, Schiever AFB, Col.
1994 Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich.
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Master’s degree in military arts and science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. May 1995 - July 1996, Assistant Regional Director of Admissions, 645th Detachment, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
2. July 1996 - January 1997, Student, Undergraduate Space and Missile Training and Peacekeeper Initial Qualification Training, 392th Training Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
3. January 1997 - July 1998, Peacekeeper ICBM Assistant Flight Commander, 400th Missile Squadron, FE Warren AFB, Wyo.
4. July 1998 - December 1999, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.
5. December 1998 - May 2002, B-52H Radar Navigator/Navigator, 96th Bombardment Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
6. June 2002 - June 2003, Flight Commander, Scheduling, 23rd Bombardment Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
7. June 2003 - January 2004, Flight Commander, Combat Plans, 5th Operations Support Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
8. January 2004 - January 2005, Chief of Deployment and Training Branch, 5th Operations Support Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
9. January 2005 - December 2006, Air Force Space Aggressor, 26th Space Aggressor Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
10. May 2006 - December 2009, Plans Flight Commander, 26th Space Aggressor Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
11. December 2009 - January 2013, Assistant Director of Operations, 26th Space Aggressor Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
12. January 2013 - January 2014, Director of Operations, 380th Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
13. January 2014 - June 2016, Commander, 380th Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
14. June 2016 - February 2017, Individual Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Training, Weapons and Tactics, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. February 2017 - November 2018, Commander, 610th Command and Control Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
16. November 2018 – August 2020, Commander, 310th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
17. August 2020-Present, Vice Commander, Tenth Air Force, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
Flight Hours: 1,107 including more than 228 combat hours
Aircraft: B-52H, T-39, T-1A, T-34C
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 7, 1995
First Lieutenant May 7, 1997
Captain May 7, 1999
Major June 3, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 23, 2011
Colonel July 1, 2016
(Current as of August 2020)