Colonel Paul J. Fiasconaro

Colonel Paul J. Fiasconaro is the 103d Maintenance Group
Commander, 103d Airlift Wing, Bradley Air National Guard Base,
East Granby CT. As the Group Commander he is responsible for
leading 255 Airmen maintaining 8, C-130H-3 aircraft overseeing a
3.2-million-dollar budget. His synchronization and coordination are
essential in leading, motivating and inspiring every aspect of C-130

Colonel Fiasconaro enlisted in the Air Force in 1994 and was
assigned to the 71st Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB as an F-15C
Crew Chief. Following his enlistment, he attended the University of
Connecticut as an ROTC cadet and earned a bachelor’s degree in
business administration.

Colonel Fiasconaro’s flying career includes tours as a C-130
Instructor and Evaluator Navigator in the 41st and 2nd Airlift
Squadrons, Pope AFB, the 50th Airlift Squadron and the 19th
Operations Group, Little Rock AFB. He has deployed 14 times in
support of Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Freedom
Sentinel, Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve attaining 1,100
combat flight hours.


2002 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Eastern Connecticut State University, CT
2004 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2009 Master of Science, Business Administration, American Military University, VA
2011 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2016 AMC Tactics, Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course, Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, MO
2021 Air War College, by correspondence
2022 Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course, Shepard AFB, TX


1. August 1994 – August 1998, F-15C Crew Chief, Langley AFB, VA
2. May 2002 – May 2003, Additional duty officer, UCONN DET 115, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB OK
3. May 2003 - May 2004, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph AFB TX
4. May 2004 – January 2007, 41st Airlift Squadron Operational Navigator, Pope AFB, NC
5. January 2007 – December 2007, Assistant Flight Commander, 41st Airlift Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, NC
6. December 2007 – January 2009, Assistant Flt Commander, 562nd Flight Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, TX
7. January 2009 – December 2009, Flight Commander, 562nd Flight Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, TX
8. December 2009 – November 2010, Executive Officer, 562nd Flight Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, TX
9. November 2010 – March 2011, Assistant Operations Officer, 50th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR
10. March 2011 – November 2011, Chief Navigator Group Stan/Eval, 19th Operations Group, Little Rock AFB, AR
11. November 2011 – September 2013, Deputy Chief, Group Stan/Eval Division, 19th Operations Group Little Rock
AFB, AR (Deployed Director of Operations, 386th EOSS, Ali Al Salem AB Kuwait)
12. September 2013 - November 2014, Chief, Contingency Response Branch, Expeditionary Center, JBMDL, NJ
13. November 2014 – December 2016, Instructor Navigator, 118th Airlift Squadron, CTANG
14. December 2016 – July 2018, Evaluator Navigator, Chief Group Stan/Eval, 103d Operations Group, CTANG (Deployed Director of Operations, 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
15. July 2018 – October 2020, Commander, 103d Operation Support Squadron, C-130H Evaluator Navigator CTANG (Deployed Commander, 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
16. October 2020 – June 2023, Commander, 103d Maintenance Squadron, C-130H Instructor Navigator, CTANG
17. June 2023 – Present, Commander, 103d Maintenance Group, C-130H Instructor Navigator, CTANG


Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: 3,500
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-1, T-43, C-130’s E/H1/H2/H2.5/H3


Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters


2009 Distinguished Graduate, Navigator Instructor School
2009 12th Flying Training Group, Company Grade Officer of the Year
2010 19th Airlift Wing, Company Grade Officer of the Year
2013 AMC’s Instructor Navigator of the Year


Second Lieutenant – May 29, 2002
First Lieutenant – May 29, 2004
Captain – May 29, 2006
Major – July 1, 2012
Lieutenant Colonel – October 1, 2018
Colonel – October 1, 2023

(Current as of 1 October 2023)