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COLONEL BRADFORD R. EVERMAN

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Colonel Bradford R. Everman currently serves as Commander of the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. Prior to this assignment, Colonel Everman was the Operations Group Commander of the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard.

Upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1991, Colonel Everman received his commission. After graduating from Undergraduate Pilot Training at Williams Air Force Base, Phoenix, Arizona in 1993, Colonel Everman was transferred to Air Combat Command Headquarters, Directorate of Requirements, Langley Air Force Base for duty as a Staff Action Officer. He was then moved to an Executive Officer position for the Director. He was transferred to perform duties as an operations scheduler, assigned to the 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, VA. Colonel Everman was then returned to flying training pipeline, receiving T-38 requalification and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals training at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Upon graduation from F-16 training in the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, Arizona, his first operational assignment was the 80th Fighter Squadron, World Famous Juvats, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Extending the 12 month tour by four months, he served as the Chief of Scheduling. In 1998, Colonel Everman transferred to the 389th Fighter Squadron, part of the USAF’s only composite wing, at Mountain Home AFB, ID. He flew as an F-16CJ mission commander, instructor pilot, and Night Vision Goggle initial cadre before moving to the 366th Operations Group as a flight examiner. While assigned to the wing, he served three overseas tours of duty as a mission commander in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey in support of the no-fly zone patrols over Iraq.

In January 2001, Colonel Everman joined the 177th Fighter Wing as an instructor pilot and flight examiner. He was selected to attend the USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course shortly after his arrival. He served as the Wing Weapons Officer, 177th Operational Support Flight Commander, 119th Fighter Squadron Commander and Deputy Maintenance Group Commander. During this time, he served five overseas tours in support of combat operations, to include tours as an Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Commander in Iraq and Afghanistan. Colonel Everman is a command pilot with over 3,000 flying hours, including contingency and combat sorties in support of Operation Southern Watch, Operation Northern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

EDUCATION:
1991 Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering, US Air Force Academy, CO
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Correspondence
2007 Masters of Business Administration, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, PA
2011 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS:
May 1991 - Jan 1993, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 82nd Flying Training Wing, Williams AFB, AZ
Feb 1993 - May 1995, Executive Officer, Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Directorate of Requirements, Langley AFB, VA
June 1995 - Dec 1995, Student, T-38 Requalification and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph AFB, TX
Jan 1996 - Aug 1996, Student, F-16 Replacement Training Unit, Luke AFB, AZ
Sep 1996 - Dec 1997, Chief of Scheduling, F-16C Flight Lead, 80th Fighter Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea
Jan 1998 - Dec 2000, F-16 Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot, 389th Fighter Squadron, Flight Examiner, 366th Operations Group, Mountain Home AFB, ID
Jan 2001 - June 2001, F-16 Instructor Pilot, 119th Fighter Squadron; NJANG, NJ
Jul 2001 - Dec 2001, Student, F-16 Weapons Instructor Course, 57th Fighter Wing, NV
Jan 2002 - Aug 2006, Wing Weapons Officer, 177th Operations Group, NJANG
Sep 2006 - Apr 2009, Operations Support Flight Commander, 177th OSF, NJANG
Apr 2009 - Apr 2012, 119th Fighter Squadron Commander, 177th FW, NJANG
May 2012 - Mar2013, 177th Maintenance Group Deputy Commander, 177th FW, NJANG
Mar 2013 - Nov 2017, 177th Operations Group Commander, 177th FW, NJANG
Nov 2017 - Present, Commander, 177th Fighter Wing, NJANG

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 3000
Combat Hours: 469
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, F-16A/B/C/D

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Colonel                     10 Mar 2013
Lieutenant Colonel   16 Aug 2007
Major                        30 Aug 2001
Captain                     29 May 1995
First Lieutenant        29 May 1993
Second Lieutenant   29 May 1991