Colonel Brock E. Lange

Col. Brock E. Lange is the Commander of the 192nd Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He is responsible for the readiness of more than 1,400 Airmen in the execution of multiple federal and state missions to include the F-22 Raptor, intelligence (distributed common ground system), cyber operations, civil engineering (RED HORSE), security forces, and Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear and Explosive Response Force Package (CERFP).

Col. Lange was commissioned in 2002 after graduating from the University of Colorado as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He earned his pilot wings at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, and went on to fly the F-15C/D at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Following that assignment, he transitioned to the F-22 and has held a variety of flying assignments at the squadron and group level, including as the Chief of Standardization and Evaluation in the 1st Fighter Wing. In August 2013, Col. Lange transitioned to the Virginia Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Squadron as a Drill Status Guardsman. He served in the United States Air Force Legislative Liaison Office in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He also served as the Chief of Programs for the ANG, responsible for annual programming of $13B to organize, train, and equip the primary combat reserve of the USAF. The colonel has commanded at the squadron and group level. He served as the NGB’s A3/10 senior enlisted leader where he provided leadership for nine divisions within the ANG Operations Directorate. He oversaw organization, training, and equipment for 45 AFSCs across 90 wings and 54 states and territories. He was also the key ANG enlisted operations representative to Headquarters Air Force, the office of the Chief of the NGB, the Director of the ANG’s office, and the major commands.

In his civilian capacity, Col. Lange is a first officer with a major airline. Prior to his current position, he was the Director, Chief’s Action Group, Office of the Chief, NGB, where he was responsible for strategic planning, communications, and travel coordination for the Chief of the NGB.

EDUCATION
2002 Bachelor of Arts, Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
2008 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2010 Master of Applied Science, Environmental Policy and Management, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2019 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2002 – October 2002, Casual Status, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho
2. November 2002 – May 2003, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Moody AFB, Ga.
3. May 2003 – December 2003, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
4. February 2004 – May 2004, Student, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Moody AFB, Ga.
5. June 2004 – January 2005, Student, F-15C Basic Course, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
6. February 2005 – October 2007, F-15C Flight Lead, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
7. November 2007 – January 2008, Student, F-22 Transition Course, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
8. January 2008 – July 2018, F-22 Instructor and Evaluator Pilot, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
9. February 2014 – August 2014, Congressional Liaison Officer, Washington, D.C.
10. January 2016 – August 2017, Chief, Mobilization and Deployments Branch, Air National Guard Readiness Center, JB Andrews, Md.
11. July 2018 – May 2019, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 2019 – January 2021, Commander, 185th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Hampton, Va.
13. January 2021 – February 2022, Commander, 192nd Operations Group, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
14. February 2022 – November 2022, Chief, Programs Division, ANGRC, JB Andrews, Md.
15. November 2022 – September 2023, Director, Chief’s Action Group, Office of the Chief, National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
16. September 2023 – Present, Commander, 192nd Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 1,800
Aircraft Flown: T-6, T-38A/C, F-15C/D, F-22

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with “C” device
Air and Space Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

(Current as of October 2023)