Colonel Matthew R. Glynn

Col. Matthew Glynn is the incoming Vice Commander of the 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands ANGS, CA. He is also the Commander of the 146th Maintenance Group where he commands and directs the administration, training and employment of two squadrons and two maintenance support elements, employing eight C-130J aircraft. Col. Glynn is a C-130J instructor pilot, a Modular Aerial Firefighting System pilot, and an Air Force Academy Admissions Liaison Officer.
Col. Glynn was commissioned by the US Air Force Academy in 1998. He graduated from Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training in 2000 and F-16 qualification training in 2001. During his first F-16 tour to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany he deployed in support of Operations NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM. In his subsequent assignment as an Air Liaison Officer with the 101st Airborne Division, he again deployed in support of IRAQI FREEDOM, earning the Bronze Star for meritorious service in combat. Colonel Glynn’s subsequent assignments included Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, where he was the Wing Flight Safety Officer and 36 FS Assistant Director of Operations. For his final active duty assignment, he returned to Spangdahlem Air Base, and again deployed in support of IRAQI FREEDOM. He was instrumental in the merging of two career fields as the wing’s first Aircrew Flight Equipment Officer, and the 52nd Fighter Wing’s Chief of Advanced Programs. Meanwhile, he earned his Global Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and was dual qualified as a European and Latin American Foreign Affairs Officer. In 2010 Colonel Glynn transitioned to the California Air National Guard, and was the distinguished graduate of his C-130J initial qualification training. As a C-130J instructor pilot, he deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and as the 737 EAS Director of Operations for INHERENT RESOLVE.  He also deployed in support of several C-130 Aerial Firefighting operations and was the 115th Airlift Squadron lead for support of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In his previous positions, Colonel Glynn served as the commander of the 146th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the deputy commander of the 146th Maintenance Group.
Col. Glynn is a pilot for a major U.S. airline. In previous positions, he was a project manager for two leading Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies, managing a multibillion dollar portfolio of research and development projects. He was instrumental in the launch of an innovative biotech product that was later acquired by a major company for over $2 billion. He and his family live in Agoura Hills, CA. 
1997, French Air Force Academy Semester Exchange, Salon de Provence, France
1998 Bachelor of Science, Foreign Area Studies, French/Spanish Minors, USAF Academy, Colo.
2000 Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2001 F-16 Basic Operational Training Course, Luke AFB, Ariz.
2003 Flight Safety Officer Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2004 Basic Airborne Course, Fort Benning, Ga.
2004 Air Liaison Officer Qualification Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2005 Squadron Officer School (correspondence and residence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Global Master of Business Administration, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, M.d.
2008 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 C-130J Basic Operational Training Course, Little Rock, Ark.
2015 C-130J Instructor Pilot Course, Little Rock, Ark.
2017 Accelerated Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2018 Air War College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. July 1998-February 1999, Assistant Scheduler, 6th Operations Support Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), Fla.
2. February 1999-August 2000, Student Pilot, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. August 2000-May 2001, Student, F-16 Initial Qualification, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. May 2001-April 2004, F-16CJ Pilot, Mission Planning Officer, Squadron Scheduler, Squadron Chief of Safety, 23rd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany (April 2002-August 2002, F-16CJ Pilot, Incirlik AB, Turkey; February 2003-June 2003, F-16CJ Pilot, Al Udeid AB, Qatar)
5. April 2004-July 2006, Flight Commander, Air Liaison Officer, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Campbell, Ky. (September 2005-March 2006, Air Liaison Officer, 101st Airborne Division, FOB Speicher, Iraq)
6. July 2006-July 2007, F-16C Pilot, Assistant Director of Operations, Wing Flight Safety Officer, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, Korea
7. July 2007-July 2010, F-16CJ Pilot, Flight Commander, Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment Officer, Wing Chief of Advanced Programs, 23rd Fighter Squadron/52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany (January 2008-June 2008, F-16CJ Pilot, Balad AB, Iraq)
8. July 2010-March 2011, Student, C-130J Initial Qualification, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
9. March 2011-July 2015, C-130J Instructor Pilot, 115th Airlift Squadron, Channel Islands Air National Guard Station (ANGS), Calif. (August 2011-November 2011, C-130J Pilot, Bagram AB, Afghanistan)
10. July 2015-June 2018, Deputy Group Commander, 146th Maintenance Group, Channel Islands ANGS, Calif. (June 2016-August 2016, Director of Operations 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
11. June 2018-February 2020, Commander, 146th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Channel Islands ANGS, Calif.
12. February 2020-July 2021, Chief, Wing Plans, 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands ANGS, Calif.
13. July 2021-Present, Commander, 146th Maintenance Group, Channel Islands ANGS, Calif.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: 3,200 (550 combat)
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, AT-38, F-16, C-130J
Jump Wings: French Air Force, US Air Force, US Army
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
2000 Air to Ground Top Gun, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals Course
2005 Top Third Graduate, Squadron Officer School
2007 Air Force Association Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship, Global MBA, University of Maryland University College
2011 Distinguished Graduate, C-130J Initial Qualification
2018 California Air National Guard Field Grade Officer of the Year
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1998
First Lieutenant May 27, 2000
Captain May 27, 2002
Major Oct. 1, 2007
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 1, 2014
Colonel July 26, 2021
(Current as of January 2023)