Lieutenant Colonel Millard Matthews, III 93rd Bomb Squadron Commander

Lt. Col. Millard Matthews III is the commander of the 93rd Bomb Squadron, 307th Operations Group, 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. He is responsible for the development and execution of the B-52 Formal Training Unit, a Total Force Enterprise partnership with the 11th Bomb Squadron that trains all B-52 Stratofortress aircrew in the Air Force through initial qualification training, requalification training, instructor upgrade training, and senior officer training. As the commander, he leads the largest Formal Training Unit in the Combat Air Forces, supervising 48 reserve personnel and over 250 active duty students and instructors, while directing an annual operational schedule of over 640 sorties and 4,100 flying hours.

Lt. Col. Matthews graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2003 with a degree in Political Science and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, Det 115. After completing Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training and B-52H Initial Qualification Training, he was assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Continuous Bomber Presence, amassing 285 combat hours and 17 combat missions.  He is a Master Navigator with over 2,500 hours in the T-43A, B-52H, and T-1A.  


2003 Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, University of Conn., Storrs
2008 Air Education and Training Command Academic Instructor Course, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

2010 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2013 Combat Flight Instructor Course, Barksdale AFB, La.

2015 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2022 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence



  1. September 2004 - January 2008, Electronic Warfare Officer, Security Manager, PRP Monitor, 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
  2. January 2008 - May 2008, Upgrading Instructor Navigator, and Instructor Electronic Warfare Officer (T-43), 563rd Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas
  3. May 2008 - May 2009, Course Director, 563 FTS, Randolph AFB, Texas
  4. May 2009 - May 2010, Assistant Chief of Training, 479th Operations Support Squadron, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
  5. May 2010 - January 2011, Upgrading Instructor Combat Systems Officer (T-1A), 479 OSS, NAS Pensacola, Fla.
  6. January 2011 - March 2011, Scheduling Officer, 451 Flying Training Squadron, NAS Pensacola, Fla.
  7. March 2011 - January 2012, Flight Commander, 451 FTS, NAS Pensacola, Fla.
  8. January 2012 - May 2012, Executive Officer, 479 OSS, NAS Pensacola, Fla.
  9. May 2012 - November 2012, Upgrading Instructor Electronic Warfare Officer, 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
  10. November 2012 - November 2013, Unit Deployment Manager, 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
  11. November 2013 - November 2014, Chief, Training Flight, 11 BS, Barksdale AFB, La.
  12. November 2014 - May 2015, Chief, Student Flight Operations, 11 BS, Barksdale AFB, La.
  13. May 2015 - October 2015, Assistant Director of Operations, 11 BS, Barksdale AFB, La.
  14. October 2015 - January 2017, Division Chief, Bomber Operations, 608th Strategic Operations Squadron, Task Force 204, Barksdale AFB, La.
  15. January 2017 - June 2018, Division Chief, Strategic Mission Development, Joint Nuclear Operations Center, Barksdale AFB, La.
  16. June 2018 - January 2020 Chief, Ground Scheduling, 93 BS, Barksdale AFB, La.
  17. January 2020 - April 2021, Director of Staff, Executive Officer, 307th Operations Group, Barksdale AFB, La.
  18. April 2021 – January 2024, Director of Operations, 93 BS, Barksdale AFB, La.
  19. January 2024 – Present, Commander, 93 BS, Barksdale AFB, La.

Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: More than 2500, including 285 combat hours
Aircraft flown: T-43A, B-52H, T-1A

Meritorious Service Medal, with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal, with two Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal


Second Lieutenant: May 28, 2003
First Lieutenant: May 28, 2005
Captain: May 28, 2007
Major: November 1, 2013

Lieutenant Colonel:  October 1, 2020


(Current as of January 2024)