Lieutenant Colonel MICHAEL R. LOY

Lieutenant Colonel Michael R. Loy is dual hatted as the Commander, Headquarters Air National Guard Readiness Center (ANGRC) Detachment 41 and Air National Guard Advisor to the Commander of Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado.

Lt. Col. Loy is the principal advisor for all Air National Guard matters and provides executive-level advice and functional expertise to the ARPC Commander, executive directors, and senior managers within the Reserve Personnel Center, Headquarters Air Force and National Guard Bureau. He is responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with the Air Staff, Headquarters Air Force, Major Command Staff, and Service Center Headquarters. Lt Col Loy serves as the primary point of contact for execution of the Memorandum of Agreement between ANGRC and ARPC and provides administrative control for all ANG members assigned to ARPC.

Prior to assuming command Loy was the Commander of the 217th Training Squadron, Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Where he was directly responsible to the Commandant, Officer Training School for the initial officer training of approximately 1,500 newly commissioned officers annually. Lt Col Loy previously was the Commander of the Maintenance Operations Flight, 120th Maintenance Group, 120th Airlift Wing, Montana Air National Guard. The 120th Maintenance Operations Flight is authorized 18 personnel and supports the C-130H mission for the entire 120th Airlift Wing through the maintenance of eight assigned C-130 Hercules aircraft. He is responsible to the 120th Maintenance Group Commander for oversight of the Maintenance Operations Areas of Plans, Scheduling and Documentation, Programs and Mobility, Engine Tracking, Maintenance Operations Center and Maintenance Training as well as Maintenance Group Orderly Room functions. He assumed command on 1 September 2017.

Loy enlisted in the United States Air Force in April 1995 and was assigned to Shaw AFB, SC as a Fire Suppression Apprentice. In 1999, Lt Col Loy separated from active duty and joined the Montana Air National Guard as a Fire Fighter. In 2006, he was selected to commission as a Second Lieutenant assigned to the 120th Force Support Squadron. He has deployed on two tours to Al Ali Salem Air Base, Kuwait and to support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan as well as CENTCOM’s SPARTAN SHIELD; OIR, IR in Doha Qatar..

Loy is a retired Fire Fighter Paramedic from the City of Great Falls Montana. Prior to assuming his current position, Lt Col Loy was the Squadron Commander for the 217 Training Squadron, Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama.

1993 Associates Degree, General Studies, Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va.
1995 USAF Basic Firefighting/Rescue Technical Training, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
1997 CCAF degree, Fire Suppression
1999 Noncommissioned Officer Prep Course, Correspondence
1999 Bachelor of Science, Human Resources, St. Leo College, St. Leo, Fla.
2003 Noncommissioned Officer Course, Correspondence
2006 Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson ANG, Tenn.
2007 Masters of Business Administration, Human Resources, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
2012 USAF Squadron Officer College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.
2016 Masters Military Science, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.

1. September 1995-April 1999, Firefighter Apprentice, 20 CE, Shaw AFB, S.C.
2. February 1997-May 1997, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia
3. November 1998-December 1998, Soto-Cono, Honduras
4. August 1999-September 1999, Curacao
5. October 1999-November 1999, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait
6. November 1999-April 2006, Fire Fighter, 120 CES, MTANG, Great Falls, Mont.
7. April 2006-January 2009, Student Flight Officer-in-Charge, 120 FSS, MTANG, Great Falls, Mont.
8. January 2009-May 2009, Kandahar, Afghanistan
9. May 2009-October 2011, Personnel flight officer-in-charge, 120 FSS, MTANG, Great Falls, Mont.
10. October 2011-July 2015, Operations Officer, 120 FSS, MTANG, Great Falls, Mont.
11. July 2015-June 2016, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 2016-September 2017, Operations Officer, 120 MXS, MTANG, Great Falls, Mont.
13. September 2017- February 2019, Commander, 120 MOF, MTANG, Great Falls, Mont
14. January 2019 – July 2019, Operations Officers, 479 MXS, Al Udeid AB, Doha Qatar
15. February 2019 – August 2021, Executive Officer NGB A5/8, Plans, Programs and Requirements, Andrews AFB, MD
16. August 2021 – January 2024, Commander 217 Training Squadron, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, AL
17. February – Present, Commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center Detachment 41, Dual hatted Air National Guard Advisor to Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Space Force Base, Colo.

Meritorious Service Medal with 3 devices Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 3 devices Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 2 devices National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Afghanistan Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
Air Force Longevity Service
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 2 ‘M’ devices Air Force Training Ribbon
NATO Medal

Montana Commendation Medal with 3 Device Montana Outstanding Unit Award
Montana Campaign Ribbon Montana Noble Eagle Ribbon
Montana Service Ribbon with 1 Devices
Montana Attendance Ribbon with 8 Devices

Second Lieutenant April 6, 1995
First Lieutenant February 6, 1997
Captain April 21, 2010
Major June 25, 2014
Lt. Col. August 16, 2020

(Current as of May 2024)