Colonel Mona E. Alexander is the Commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Operations School (EOS), U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The EOS is tasked to prepare over 40,000 total force Airmen and Joint partners annually, across the spectrum of skillsets needed to get our nation to the fight, with the capabilities to survive and operate in any environment. This is carried out through an outstanding cadre of Community College of the Air Force-accredited instructors and leaders with extensive mobility and expeditionary experiences. The unit is comprised of the 421st Combat Training Squadron, the 423d Mobility Training Squadron, the Dean of Academic Affairs, two geographically separated detachments, and Air Mobility Command’s Enterprise Learning Office.
Colonel Alexander, a native of Sun City, Kansas, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1998 with a degree in Environmental Engineering. She has deployed to the Middle East and South East Asia numerous times in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. She has held numerous squadron leadership positions, commanded the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, and has served in a variety of positions at the wing and combatant command levels. Colonel Alexander is a command pilot with over 4,000 flight hours including over 680 combat hours and over 240 combat support hours.
1998 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
2003 Air Mobility Operations Course, USAF Expeditionary Center, Fort Dix, N.J.
2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2007 Air Command and Staff College (by correspondence), Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2009 Masters degree in Business Administration, TUI University
2012 Advanced Study of Air Mobility (ASAM), USAF Expeditionary Center, Fort Dix, N.J.
2012 Master of Science degree in Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
2013 Maintenance Course for Operational Commanders, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2015 Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies, US Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2015 JMPE II, US Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2017 Contingency Response Mission Planner Course, USAF Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-
1.October 1998 – October 1999, Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, 71st Flying Training Wing,Vance Air Force Base, Okla.
2.December 1999 – December 2004, KC-10A Instructor and Evaluator Pilot, Chief of Safety, 2nd AirRefueling Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.
3.April 2005 – June 2007, T-6A Instructor and Evaluator Pilot, Flight Commander, Chief of Standardizationand Evaluations, 85thFlying Training Squadron, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
4. June 2007 – May 2009, T-6A Instructor Pilot, Wing Executive Officer, Wing Director of Staff, 47th Flying
Training Wing, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
5. May 2009 – May 2011, Director Combatant Commander Strategic Travel Team, Aide de Camp to the
Commander, NORAD & USNORTHCOM, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
6. May 2011 – June 2012, Advanced Study of Air Mobility student, Fort Dix, N.J.
7. June 2012 – May 2013, Operations Officer and KC-10A Instructor Pilot, 2nd Air Refueling Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
8. May 2013 – May 2014, Commander and KC-10A Instructor Pilot, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Dhafra AB, U.A.E.
9. July 2014 – July 2015, Naval War College Student, Newport, R.I.
10. July 2015 – July 2017, Chief, Global Mobility Planning, Strategic Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C
11. July 2017 – June 2018, Deputy Commander, 621st Contingency Response Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
12. June 2018 – Present, Commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Operations School (EOS), U.S. Air
Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
May 2009 – May 2011, Director Combatant Commander Strategic Travel Team, Aide de Camp to theCommander, NORAD & USNORTHCOM, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., as a Major
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 4,000
Aircraft KC-10A, T-6A
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award with 1 oak leaf cluster
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device with 11 oak leaf clusters
AF Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with one device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with 3 oak leaf clusters
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1998
First Lieutenant May 27, 2000
Captain May 27, 2002
Major Nov. 1, 2007
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 2011
Colonel Apr. 1, 2018
(Current as of September 2018)