Colonel ABRAHAM D. SALOMON, JR.

Col Abraham D. Salomon, Jr., is the Vice Commander, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. He assists in directing the worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations of six ISR groups, supporting Combatant Commanders, Combined Forces Air Component Commanders, Numbered Air Force commanders and coalition forces.  The Wing is a total force enterprise composed of more than 6,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel.

Col Salomon enlisted in the Air Force on April 8, 1991, and his career spanned two specialties as a Reprographics Specialist and Imagery Analyst. In May 2000, Col Salomon was commissioned through the Officer Training School program. A career intelligence officer, he has held a variety of positions while assigned to numerous operational, staff, and joint assignments in Asia, the Middle East and the U.S.  Moreover, Col Salomon has provided direct support to numerous contingency operations to include OPERATION ALLIED FORCE and OPERATION DESERT FOX, and deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

Prior to his current assignment, Col Salomon was the Deputy Director, Readiness and Talent Management Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), & Cyber Effects Operations (CEO), Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Virginia.
 
EDUCATION
1991   Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Accounting), San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Philippines
1995   Associate of Applied Science Degree in Reprographics, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2001   Associate of Applied Science Degree in Communication Applications Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2006   Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2011   Master of Arts in Intelligence, American Military University, West Virginia
2013   Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University, Washington, D.C.
2015   Joint & Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Virginia
2020   Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island

ASSIGNMENTS
  1. 1991 - 1995, Reprographics Specialist and Base Copier Manager, 56th Tactical Training Wing (TAC) and 6th Air Base Wing (ACC), MacDill AFB, Florida
  2. 1995 - 1997, Base Copier Manager, 52d Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  3. 1997 - 1998, Student, Imagery Analysis Course, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  4. 1998 - 1999, Shift Noncommissioned Officer-in-Charge (NCOIC), Missile Analysis Center, North American Aerospace Defense Command-United States Space Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
  5. 1999 - 2000, Shift NCOIC, Strategic Forces Division, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
  6. 2000 - 2001, Student, Intelligence Officers Course, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  7. 2001 - 2003, Flight Commander and Senior Watch Officer, 324th Intelligence Squadron, Kunia Regional Security Operations Center (KRSOC), Hawaii
  8. 2003 - 2004, Flight Commander and Chief, J31 Air Operations, 324th Intelligence Squadron, KRSOC, Hawaii
  9. 2004 - 2005, Targeting Officer, Special Operations Command - Korea, Camp Kim, South Korea
  10. 2005 - 2006, Chief, Intelligence Plans & Exercises, 18th Operations Support Squadron, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan
  11. 2006 - 2007, Chief, Rescue Intelligence, 33rd Rescue Sq, 18th Wing (WG), Kadena AB, Japan (Feb-Jun 2006, Chief, Combat Rescue Intelligence, 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Sq, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), Kandahar Afld, Afghanistan)
  12. 2007 - 2008, Chief, Intelligence Analysis, then Flight Commander, 18th Operations Support Sq, 18 WG, Kadena AB, Japan (Jul - Oct 2007, Chief, Combat Rescue Intelligence, 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Sq, 455 AEW, Kandahar Afld, Afghanistan)
  13. 2008 - 2010, Strategic Plans Officer, then Executive Officer to the Director, Directorate for Plans, Requirements & Programs HQ Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA), Lackland AFB, Texas (Jul 2009- Jan 2010, Desk Officer, Joint Operations Center, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, Special Operations Command - Central, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar)
  14. 2010 - 2010, Chief, Force Development, Directorate for Operations (A3), HQ AFISRA, Lackland AFB, Texas
  15. 2010 - 2011, Chief, Intelligence Field Grade Officer Assignments, Directorate for Assignments (DPA), HQ Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC), Randolph AFB, Texas
  16. 2011 - 2012, Chief, Intelligence Officer Force Development, Directorate for Assignments, HQ AFPC, Randolph AFB, Texas
  17. 2012 - 2013, Graduate Student, National Intelligence University, Washington, D.C.
  18. 2013 - 2015, Action Officer, Battlespace Awareness Future Capabilities Division, Deputy Directorate for Battlespace Awareness, Directorate for Intelligence, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Virginia
  19. 2015 - 2016, Deputy Chief, Enterprise Integration Division, Deputy Directorate for Battlespace Awareness, Directorate for Intelligence, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Virginia
  20. 2016 - 2018, Commander, 17th Training Support Squadron, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  21. 2018 - 2019, Deputy Commander, 17th Training Group, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  22. 2019 - 2020, Graduate Student, U.S. Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
  23. 2020 - 2021, Chief, Military Intelligence Program Integration Team, then Chief, AI/ML & Data Branch, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, & CEO, Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Virginia
  24. 2021 - 2022, Deputy Director, Readiness and Talent Management Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR & CEO, Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Virginia
  25. 2022- present, Vice Commander, 480th ISR Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal      
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters      
Joint Service Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters      
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal 
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters       
Army Achievement Medal
 
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1995   John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida      
1996   United States Air Forces in Europe Communications and Information Professionalism Award  
2006   Top Third Graduate, Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2015   Director’s Writing Award Co-Recipient, Joint & Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Virginia 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant  May 26, 2000      
First Lieutenant  May 26, 2002      
Captain  May 26, 2004      
Major  December 1, 2009     
Lieutenant Colonel  May 1, 2015
Colonel  August 1, 2021

(Current as of July 2022)