Colonel James E. Schieser

Colonel James E. Schieser is the 366th Maintenance Group Commander at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. He is responsible for timely, safe, reliable flightline and back shop maintenance and munitions for 67 F-15E and F-15SG aircraft valued at 3.1 billion dollars. Colonel Schieser ensures the organizing, training, and equipping of more than 1,500 maintenance personnel supporting lead wing power projection from four maintenance squadrons in support of two combat coded fighter squadrons, while also receiving and supporting visiting military aviation units.

Colonel Schieser entered the Air Force in 2001 as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. He served in various positions across seven Major Commands and is a graduate of the Logistics Career Broadening Program. He is also a three-time graduated squadron commander to include direct support to the President of the United States. Colonel Schieser’s experiences include on and off equipment maintenance experience on C-9A, AC & C-130E/H/U, F-16C/D, A-10C, HH-60G/W, VC-25A/B, C-32, F-35A/B/C, and F-15E/SG aircraft. He’s held positions at the squadron, group, wing, center, and headquarters levels to include qualifications in system program management, supply chain management, and heavy depot maintenance activities for a variety of C-130 type aircraft.

2001 Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Labor Relations, Cleveland State University, OH
2002 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL, (Top 3rd Graduate)
2008 Masters of Business Management and Leadership, Webster University, MO, (Honors Graduate)
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, (Correspondence Course)
2012 Defense Acquisition University, Program Management Level I, Life Cycle Logistics Levels I & II
2014 Masters of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, (Residence) Maxwell AFB, AL
2019 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, (Correspondence Course)

1. Dec 01 – Jan 05, 75th Airlift Squadron Assistant Squadron Maintenance Officer; 86th Fabrication/Propulsion Flight Commander; 37th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Asst OIC, Ramstein AB, GE
2. Feb 05 – Feb 06, 51st Maintenance Operations Squadron, Programs Resources Flight Commander, Osan AB, ROK
3. Mar 06 – Sep 09, 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit OIC; 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit OIC, Moody AFB, GA
4. Sep 09 – Aug 11, Air Force Logistics Career Broadening Officer, Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center, GA
5. Sep 11 - Jul 12, Executive Officer to the 402d Maintenance Wing Commander, Robins AFB, GA
6. Jul 12 – Jul 13, Commander, 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ
7. Aug 13 – Jun 14, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
8. Jul 14 – Jul 15, Commander, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Bagram AF, Afghanistan
9. Aug 15 – Jun 17, Chief of Logistics IG, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL
10. Jul 17 – Jun 20, Commander, Presidential Logistics Squadron (Air Force One), Joint Base Andrews, MD
11. Jul 20 – Jun 22, Deputy Group Commander, 23d Maintenance Group, Moody AFB, GA
12. Jul 22 – Jun 23, Director Global Fleet Support Operations Center, F-35 Joint Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
13. Jul 23 – Present, Commander, 366th Maintenance Group, Mountain Home AFB, ID

Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal, Seven Oak Leaf Clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal, Four Oak Leaf Clusters Air and Space Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award, One Oak Leaf Cluster
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award, Nine Oak Leaf Clusters National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Three Service Stars Iraq Campaign Medal, One Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Korean Defense Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Air and Space Campaign Medal
Air and Space Overseas Service Ribbon Short, One Oak Leaf Cluster Air and Space Overseas Service Ribbon Long
Air and Space Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, Two Oak Leaf Clusters Air and Space Longevity Service Award, Four Oak Leaf Clusters
Air and Space Training Ribbon NATO Medal, Two Service Stars

Second Lieutenant August 2001
First Lieutenant August 2003
Captain August 2005
Major October 2011
Lieutenant Colonel October 2016
Colonel October 2022

(Current as of September 2023)