Colonel Curtis R. Hafer is Commander, 325th Maintenance Group, 325th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The wing consists of more than 4,000 personnel who train and prepare F-22 Raptor pilots, intelligence officers, maintainers, and other support specialties for worldwide assignment to combat air force units. The 325th Fighter Wing is host to First Air Force (Air Forces Northern), 601st Air Operations Center, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, AFCEC, AFRL, 337th Air Control Squadron and Silver Flag. The wing provides support to more than 23,000 Airmen, civilians, contractors and their families.

Colonel Hafer received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991. He graduated from the Aircraft/Munitions Maintenance Officer Course at Chanute AFB, Ill., in December 1991. He has held aircraft maintenance positions in Air Mobility Command, United States Air Forces in Europe, Air Force Material Command, Air Combat Command, Air Education and Training Command, Pacific Air Forces and has served on the Air Staff. He has been in charge of both on and off equipment maintainers supporting C-141B, KC-135R, F-16C, F-15C, F-15E and F-22A aircraft. His duties have taken him on numerous worldwide deployments, to include Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch.

1991 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1996 Masters of Aeronautical Science Degree, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft McNair, Washington, D.C.

1. August 1991 - December 1991, Student, Aircraft/Munitions Maintenance Officer Course, Chanute AFB, Ill.
2. December 1991 - July 1992, Propulsion Flight OIC, 438th Component Repair Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
3. August 1992 - November 1994, Red Aircraft Maintenance Unit OIC, 438th Aircraft Generation Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
4. December 1994 - May 1996, Quality Assurance OIC, 100th Logistics Group, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
5. June 1996 - October 1997, Maintenance Supervisor, 100th Aircraft Generation Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
6. November 1997 - November 1999, USAF Logistics Career Broadening Officer, San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly AFB, Texas
7. December 1999 - July 2000, Executive Officer, Propulsion Directorate, San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly AFB, Texas
8. August 2000 - March 2001, Squadron Maintenance Officer, 22nd Air Refueling Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
9. April 2001 - September 2002, Squadron Maintenance Officer, 389th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
11. October 2002 - April 2004, Director, Aircraft/Munitions Maintenance Officer Courses, Sheppard AFB, Texas
12. May 2004 - June 2005, Commander, 362d Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
13. July 2005 - June 2006, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
14. June 2006 - July 2008, Commander, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
15. August 2008 - July 2010, Chief, Maintenance/Logistics/Civil Engineering/Security Forces Colonel Assignments, Pentagon
16. July 2010 - June 2011, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft McNair, Washington, D.C.
17. July 2011 - Present, Commander, 325th Maintenance Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.

Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
2003 AETC Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award, Field Grade Maintenance Manager
2006 Distinguished Graduate, Air Command and Staff College

Second Lieutenant May 29, 1991
First Lieutenant May 29, 1993
Captain May 29, 1995
Major April 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2006
Colonel August 1, 2011

(Current as of October 2012)