Major Gary R. Jennings, 707th Maintenance Squadron commander


Maj. Gary Jennings is the commander of the 707th Maintenance Squadron, 307th Maintenance Group, 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Together with the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,as part of a Total Force Integrated team, Maj Jennings oversees all aspects of maintenance operations on 28 assigned B-52 aircraft, while managing the Air Force Reserves only nuclear capable maintenance and munitions function in support of the 20th, 96th, and 343rd Bomb Squadrons conventional and nuclear deterrence mission.

In June 2006, Maj. Jennings commissioned from Oklahoma State University. He then was assigned to Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota where he held various back shop and flight line positions in support of the B-1B enterprise. In May 2011, he transitioned to the Air Force Reserve Command and was assigned at McConnell AFB, Kansas. While there, he served as an aircraft maintenance unit officer in charge of overseeing KC-135 Stratotanker maintenance operations as well as the early stages of the KC-46 Pegasus conversion. He also completed two deployments in support of the NATO Tanker Task Force, Operation Enduring Freedom and Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. Additionally, he was the 931st Maintenance Group executive officer. In 2018, Maj. Jennings deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, providing support to U.S. and United Kingdom MQ-9 Reaper, EC-130 Compass Call, C-17 Globemaster II and various other coalition aircraft.

As a civilian, Maj. Jennings is a Firefighter-II Paramedic for the Collinsville Fire Department, Collinsville, Oklahoma where he serves as a line firefighter, paramedic, fire service instructor as well as a rescue and HAZMAT technician. He also serves as needed with Creek County Emergency Medical Services in Sapulpa, Oklahoma as a line medic. 



2006     Bachelor of Education, Aviation Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater,  

2006     Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

2006     Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officers Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2008     ACC Combat Wing Maintenance Officer Course, Langley AFB, Va.

2008     Jet Engine Mishap Investigation Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2009     NIMS (FEMA) ICS-300 / ICS-400 Course, Rapid City, S.D.

2010     South Dakota Law Enforcement Academy, Pierre, S.D.

2012     Squadron Officer School, by correspondence

2016     Associates of Science, Paramedicine, Rogers State University, Claremore Okla.

2020     AFGSC Strategic Deterrence Basic Course, Barksdale AFB, La.

2020     Maintenance Officers Intermediate Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas



  1. August 2006 – June 2007, Accessories Flight Commander, 28th Maintenance Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
  2. June 2007 – January 2009, Maintenance Flight Commander, 28th MXS, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
  3. January 2009 – July 2009, Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Unit Officer in Charge, 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
  4. July 2009 – May 2010, Avionics Flight Commander, 28th MXS, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
  5. May 2010 – May 2011, Individual Ready Reserve, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver Colo.
  6. May 2010 – August 2011, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 931st MXS, McConnell AFB, Kansas
  7. August 2011 – December 2016, AMU OIC, 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kansas (Aug 2012 – Nov 2012, Maintenance Officer, 90th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, NATO Tanker Task Force, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey), (May 2013 – December 2013, Detachment OIC, 8th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Operational Location Charlie, Thumrait, Oman)
  8. December 2016 – September 2017, Executive Officer, 931st Maintenance Group, McConnell AFB, Kansas
  9. September 2017 – January 2021, Maintenance Operations Officer, 707th MXS, Barksdale AFB, La. (July 2018 – February 2019, Maintenance Operations Officer, 386th MXG, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait)
  10. January 2021 – Present, Commander, 707th MXS, Barksdale AFB, La.



Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal



Second Lieutenant May 31, 2006

First Lieutenant May 31, 2008

Captain April 1, 2011

Major April 4, 2018


(Current as of February 2021)