Colonel Matthew R. Hummel

Col. Matthew R. Hummel is the Deputy Commander of the 192nd Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He is responsible for ensuring the readiness of more than 1,300 Airmen serving across eight missions: F-22 operations and maintenance, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, cyberspace operations, RED HORSE engineering, security force defenders, chemical and biological medical response team, and weather support for Army aviation.

Col. Hummel graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2000, commissioned as a second lieutenant, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Humanities. He is a career aircraft maintenance officer who has held maintenance positions supporting the F-15C, F-15E, F-16C and F-22A at both the wing and MAJCOM level. In 2006, he transitioned from active duty to the Virginia Air National Guard as a dual-status military technician and helped lead the transition of the then 192nd Fighter Wing to Langley Air Force Base as part of its Total Force Integration Classic Association with the 1st Fighter Wing. Prior to his current position, the colonel was the Commander, 192nd Maintenance Group, 192nd Wing, JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

EDUCATION
2000 Bachelor of Science in Humanities, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.
2005 Maintenance Officer Intermediate Course, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2016 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 National Guard Bureau Commander Development Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2000 – November 2002, 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Assistant Officer-in-Charge, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight Commander, 1st Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
2. November 2002 – November 2003, Chief, F-15 Sustainment, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
3. November 2003 – September 2006, 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Officer-in-Charge, 3rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Maintenance Flight Commander, 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4.September 2006 – October 2011, Operations Officer, 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
5. October 2011 – November 2012, Deputy Commander, 192nd Maintenance Group, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
6. November 2012 – June 2015, Commander, 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
7. July 2015 – June 2016, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2016 – February 2020, Deputy Commander, 192nd Maintenance Group, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
9. February 2020 – August 2023, Commander, 192nd Maintenance Group, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
10. August 2023 – Present, Deputy Commander, 192nd Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2009 192nd Fighter Wing Lt. Gen. Lew Allen Maintenance Trophy
2011 National Guard Bureau Lt. Gen. Lew Allen Maintenance Trophy
2011 Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award – Air Combat Command Nominee

(Current as of October 2023)