Colonel Stephen A. Mizak is dual-hatted as the Commander, Headquarters Air National Guard Readiness Center Detachment 41, and Air National Guard Advisor to the Commander, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. As commander, he is administratively responsible for the Guardsmen fulfilling the Air Reserve Personnel Center mission to provide personnel support to 1.3 million Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Regular Air Force, and retired members. As advisor, he informs the Air Reserve Personnel Center’s leadership on the impact of Personnel programs and
policies on the 107,100 Air National Guard members in fulfilling their Federal and state missions.
Colonel Mizak enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1991 and was assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. In 1994, he was selected to work alongside and train Kansas Air National Guard personnel on the B-1B aircraft being transferred from the Active to the Reserve Component. He subsequently joined the 184th Bomb Wing as a drill-status member where he earned his commission as a supply officer. In 2003, Colonel Mizak was assigned to the National Guard Bureau A-Staff as a manpower officer where he helped carry out the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure organizational actions. He returned to the 184th Intelligence Wing in 2008 to take command and manage the merging of the mission support and services flights into the force support squadron. In 2011, he took command of the comptroller flight where he oversaw the implementation of the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System at the wing.
Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Mizak served as the Chief, Manpower, Organization, and Resources Division, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
1995 Bachelor of Science with honors, Total Quality Management, Friends University, Wichita, Kan.
2005 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2007 Air Command and Staff College, Air Reserve Component Seminar, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2012 Air War College, by correspondence
2015 Master of Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Penn.
1. September 1991 – September 1995, B-1B Electro-Environmental Journeyman, 384th Operations Support
Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base (AFB), Kan.
2. September 1995 – April 1997, Information Mgt. Apprentice, 184th Mission Support Flight, McConnell AFB, Kan.
3. May 1997 – September 2003, Mgt. & Systems Officer, 184th Logistics Readiness Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
4. October 2003 – September 2008, Manpower Staff Officer then Chief, Combat Air Forces Requirements
then Chief, Organization Branch, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.
5. October 2008 – June 2011, Commander, 184th Force Support Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
6. July 2011 – June 2014, Commander, 184th Comptroller Flight, McConnell AFB, Kan.
7. July 2014 – June 2015, Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Penn.
8. July 2015 – March 2016, Executive Officer, 184th Intelligence Wing, McConnell AFB, Kan.
9. March 2016 – June 2016, ANG Advisor to the Commander, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San
10. July 2016 – December 2017, Director, National Guard Bureau Office of Equal Opportunity, Arlington, Va.
11. January 2018 – October 2018, Chief, Manpower, Organization, and Resources Division, Joint Base Andrews,
12. November 2018 – Present, Commander, Headquarters Air National Guard Readiness Center Detachment 41
and Air National Guard Advisor to the Commander, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley AFB, Colo.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Kansas National Guard Commendation Ribbon
Kansas National Guard Achievement Ribbon
Kansas National Guard Service Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States, Life Member
Army War College Foundation, Life Member
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 1, 1997
First Lieutenant May 1, 1999
Captain May 1, 2001
Major May 4, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel June 6, 2009
Colonel March 21, 2016
(Current as of March 2019)