Colonel Bryan M. Bailey is the Commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. As commander of the Air Force Reserve’s largest wing, with more than 4,000 personnel, nine C-17As and 14 KC- 135Rs, he directs the support of worldwide airlift and air refueling operations. Colonel Bailey is also responsible for the daily operations of March ARB which supports active duty, National Guard and Reserve mission partners from the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines as well as Department of Homeland Security personnel with the Air and Marine Operations Center.

Col Bailey entered the Air Force through the United States Air Force Academy in 2001. He is a command pilot with more than 6,000 flight hours. He served three active-duty C-17 assignments in operations and training. Since transferring to Air Force Reserve Command, Col Bailey served as Director of Operations, a National Security Fellow, Headquarters Air Force Strategist and Operations Group Commander. Prior to his current position, he was the 911th Airlift Wing Commander leading 1893 military and civilian personnel.

Col Bailey is a veteran combat airlifter, instructed over 1,000 aircrew students, and deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, ODYSSEY DAWN, SPARTAN SHIELD, DEEP FREEZE and BRIGHT STAR.

2001 Bachelor of Science Degree in History, United States Air Force Academy, Colo. 2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Distinguished Graduate, C-17 Weapons Instructor Course, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev. 2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2014 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2015 Navy Strategy and War, Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, R.I.
2016 NATO Reserve Forces Integration Course, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
2016 Joint and Combined Warfighting School-Hybrid, National Defense University, NSA Hampton Roads, Va. 2017 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington D.C.
2019 National Security Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass
2022 NATO Senior Officer Policy Course, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany 2023 NATO Senior Reserve Officer Course, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany

1. September 2001 – February 2003: Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air force Base, Okla.
2. February 2003 – June 2007: Chief of Training, 7th Airlift Squadron, McChord AFB, Wash.
3. June 2007 – January 2010: Squadron Weapons Officer, 517th Airlift Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4. January 2010 – June 2012: Formal Training Unit Instructor Pilot, 97th Training Squadron, Altus AFB, Okla.
5. June 2012 – June 2013: Flight Commander, 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron, Altus AFB, Okla.
6. June 2013 – September 2016: Director of Operations, 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron, Altus AFB, Okla.
7. September 2016 – June 2018: Director of Operations, 89th Airlift Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. July 2018 – June 2019 – National Security Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass.
9. July 2019 – January 2021 – Air Force Reserve Liaison Officer to Air Force Strategy, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
10. January 2021 – July 2022 – Commander, 911th Operations Group, Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station, Pa.
11. May – June 2023 – Director of Mobility Forces, Chief of Air Mobility Division, 9AF (AFCENT) Shaw AFB, S.C.
11. July 2022 – March 2024 – Commander, 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station, Pa.
12. March 2024 - Present, Commander 452nd Air Refueling Wing, March ARB Calif.

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: more than 6,000 Combat Hours: 884
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-1, KC-135, C-17A.

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

Second Lieutenant May 30, 2001
First Lieutenant May 30, 2003
Captain May 30, 2005
Major Feb 1, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel Sep 13, 2016
Colonel April 15, 2021

(Current as of March 2024)