Colonel Ronald (Ron) L. Pieri is the Commander of the 325th Mission Support Group, 325th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The group provides support to the 325th Fighter Wing, First Air Force (Air Forces Northern), 601st Air Operations Center, 53d Weapons Evaluation Group, AFCEC, 337th Air Control Squadron and Silver Flag. The wing provides support to more than 23,000 Airmen, civilians, contractors and their families in more than 1,700 facilities on 29,000 acres.

The group is responsible for civil engineering, security, communications, manpower, personnel, services, contracting, supply, fuels, logistics, and transportation support for 23,000 active duty guard, reserve, civilian, contractor, dependent and retired personnel.

Colonel Pieri entered the Air Force as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. After receiving his commission, he received a Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Florida in 1998. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado. Colonel Pieri has extensive deployment experience. He has served in Iraq four times, Afghanistan twice and performed airfield pavement evaluations and RED HORSE projects throughout Europe, the Gulf States and Africa. 

1992 Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1998 Master of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
2008 Air War College (Correspondence)

1.  August 1992 - July 1994, MCP/BRAC Program Manager, Altus AFB, Okla.
2.  August 1994 - July 1997, 823d RED HORSE Project Engineer, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
3.  August 1997 - December 1998, Student, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
4.  January 1999 - March 1999, Student, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
5.  April 1999 - March 2000, Chief, Base Development, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kunsan AB, ROK
6.  April 2000 - June 2002, Instructor of Civil Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
7.  July 2002 - May 2003, Executive Officer to the Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
8.  June 2003 - November 2005, Chief, Airfield Pavement Evaluation Section, AFCESA, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
9.  December 2005 - August 2008, Commander, 15th Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
10. September 2008 -- June 2010, Commander, 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
11. July 2010 -- June 2011, Commander, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Kuwait
12. July 2011 -- June 2013, Engineer Programs Deputy Division Chief, AFGSC, Barksdale AFB, La.
13. June 2013 - July 2015, Commander, 819th RED HORSE Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
14. August 2015 - Present, Commander, 325th Mission Support Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.

Airman's Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal one silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

Second Lieutenant, May 1992
First Lieutenant, May 1994
Captain, May 1996
Major, December 2002
Lieutenant Colonel, January 2008
Colonel, February 2014

(Current as of March 2015)