Lieutenant Colonel John Sarvis, 307th Operation Support Squadron commander

Lt. Col. John M. Sarvis is commander of the 307th Operations Support Squadron, 307th Operations Group, 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. As commander, he is responsible for the overall administration of the squadron, oversight and safe operations of the Claiborne Bombing and Electronic Warfare Range, operations mission planning, flight records, combat crew communication, and aircrew flight equipment support for the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit. Lt. Col. Sarvis is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of Intelligence support for the 307th BW, including Intelligence support to the B-52 FTU and the Intelligence Oversight Program. He also coordinates with active-duty counterparts in support of the B-52 FTU.

Lt. Col. Sarvis is from Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1999. In 2002, he earned his commission from Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. In 2004, he earned his wings from Joint Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training (JSUNT). Prior to his current assignment, Lt. Col. Sarvis served as director of operations at the 307th Operations Support Squadron, as the 307th Bomb Wing executive officer, as the 93rd Bomb Squadron assistant director of operations, as ROTC Instructor at Montana State University, as a 343d Bomb Squadron assistant director of operations and as an instructor and evaluator Electronic Weapons Officer for the 338th Combat Training Squadron, 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

He has deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and operations for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Lt. Col. Sarvis has over 1,250 flight hours in the B-52H Stratofortress. Additionally, he has 2000 hours in RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft, including 1000 combat hours.

EDUCATION

1999 Bachelor of Science, Education, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pa.

2003 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2017 Master of Science, Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2017 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2024 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

 

ASSIGNMENTS or CAREER CHRONOLOGY

  1. Nov 2002 - Student Navigator, Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
  2. May 2004 - Student, 338th Combat Training Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
  3. June 2005 – RC-135 Instructor Tactical Coordinator Electronic Warfare Officer,38th Reconnaissance Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
  4. September 2008 –Chief of Integration and Exercises, 55th Operations Support Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
  5. February 2010 – Instructor Tactical Coordinator, 338th Combat Training Squadron Offutt AFB, Neb. 
  6. October 2012 - Assistant Director of Operations, 343d Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
  7. May 2016 – Associate Professor Aeronautical Studies, ROTC Detachment 450, Montana State University, Bozeman Mt.
  8. June 2018 – Instructor EWO, Assistant Director of Operations, 93 Bomb Squadron, Barksdale, AFB, La.
  9. November 2022 – Director of Operations, 307th Operations Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
  10. 1 June 2024 – Present, Commander, 307th Operations Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating: Master Navigator

Flight Hours: More than 3000, including 1000 combat hours.

Aircraft Flown: RC-135 V/W and B-52H.

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air and Space Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant Nov. 8, 2002

First Lieutenant Nov. 8, 2004

Captain Nov. 8, 2006

Major April 1, 2013

Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 1, 2019

 

(Current as of Jun 2024)