Colonel Timothy S. Danielson is Commander, 43d Air Mobility Operations Group, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. He leads a unique stand-alone group responsible for rapid strategic deployment of forces assigned to Joint Special Operations Command, the XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division. Comprised of over 900 Airmenand civilians, the 43d Air Mobility Operations Group also supports more than 2,600 Airmen assigned to Fort Bragg. TheGroup provides combatant commanders with Airborne Joint Forcible Entry, combat airlift, aeromedical evacuation, aerial port, command and control, and other enabling capabilities. Colonel Danielson entered the Air Force in February 1998 after receiving his commission through the ROTC program at the University of Alabama. He has been an aircraft commander, instructor, and flight examiner in the C-21,C-130, and the KC-135.
His deployments include service in staff and flying positions in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He is a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy. Prior to his current position, Colonel Danielson was Deputy Director U.S. Africa Command Liaison Office, Pentagon, Washington D.C., where his responsibility was to articulate, advocate and advance U.S. Africa Command’s strategic interests and operational requirements to the greater Washington D.C. interagency, international and non-governmental communities. Colonel Danielson is a command pilot with more than 3,900 flying hours in the C- 21, C-130, and KC-135.
1997 Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
2004 Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Air War College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.
1. November 1998 – November 1999, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. February 2000 – February 2003, C-21 Evaluator Pilot, 12th Airlift Flight, Langley AFB, Va.
3. August 2003 – May 2007, C-130 Evaluator Pilot, 40th Airlift Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
4. September 2007 – June 2009, KC-135 Instructor Pilot and Operations Officer, 100th Operations Support Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
5. June 2009 – June 2010, POLAD Fellow, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
6. June 2010 – June 2011, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. August 2011 – August 2012, Strategist, NATO Air Training Command – Afghanistan, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan
8. April 2013 – June 2015, Commander, 92d Operations Support Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
9. July 2015 – June 2016, Student, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.
10. June 2016 – June 2017, Branch Chief Iraq/Syria/D-ISIS, J-5 Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
11. June 2017 – May 2018, Deputy Director AFRICOM Liaison Office, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
12. May 2018 – Present, Commander, 43d Air Mobility Operations Group, Pope AAF, N.C.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,900
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-1, C-21, C-130E/H, KC-135R/T
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant January 16, 1998
First Lieutenant January 16, 2000
Captain January 16, 2002
Major July 1, 2007
Lieutenant Colonel December 1, 2011
Colonel March 1, 2018
(Current as of June 2018)