Col. Leo J. Kamphaus, Jr., is the Tenth Air Force Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. He is responsible for oversight and guidance to aircraft and munition maintenance, aerial port, supply, logistic plans, civil engineering, and security force activities. Colonel Kamphaus provides support to 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. Tenth Air Force’s mission is to provide mission-ready Reserve Citizen Airmen to fly, fight and win in every domain.
Col. Kamphaus enlisted in the Air Force in 1985, earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management through Geneva College and was commissioned through direct appointment. He has held multiple command positions at the squadron and group level. Prior to his current assignment, he was the 920th Maintenance Group Commander and Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
1992 Associate degree in armament system technology, Community College of Air Force
1994 Bachelor of Science degree in human resource management, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa.
1998 Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1998 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Maintenance Officer Intermediate Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas.
2011 Master of Science degree in Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Group Commanders Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. January 1998 – October 1998, Aircraft Munitions Officer, 93rd Fighter Squadron, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.
2. October 1998 – March 2000, Sortie Generation Officer, 93rd Fighter Squadron, Homestead ARB, Fla.
3. March 2000 – April 2002, Maintenance Officer, 939th Maintenance Squadron, 939th Rescue Wing, Portland, Ore.
4. April 2002 – January 2003, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 302nd Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
5. January 2003 – May 2005, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
6. May 2005 – February 2006, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 944th Maintenance Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
7. February 2006 – November 2006, commander, 944th Maintenance Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
8. November 2006 – June 2007, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 301st Maintenance Squadron, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas
9. June 2007 – September 2008, Commander, 301st Maintenance Squadron, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
10. September 2008 – August 2010, Commander, 301st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
11. August 2010 – January 2011, Commander 917th Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
12. January 2011 – June 2013, Commander 307th Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
13. June 2013 – June 2015, Chief Aircraft Maintenance Branch, Tenth Air Force, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
14. June 2015- Feb 2018, Commander 307th Maintenance Group, Barksdale AFB, La.
15. February 2018 – July 2020, Commander 920th Maintenance Group, Patrick AFB, Fla.
16. July 2020 – Present, Tenth AF Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
AF Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
Air Force Longevity Service
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship
Air Force Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait
Second Lieutenant March 12, 1998
First Lieutenant March 12, 2000
Captain October 1, 2002
Major April 15, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel August 15, 2013
Colonel February 12, 2018
(Current as of August 2020)