Lieutenant Colonel Joseph D. Langan
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph D. Langan is Commander, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. He is responsible for over 650 maintenance personnel across nine specialties and all aspects of sortie generation, repair and maintenance for the squadron that provides direct support of INDOPACOM’s only F-35 warfighting capability and for RED FLAG-ALASKA, the Pacific Air Force’s premier multinational large-force training exercise.
Lt. Col. Langan was commissioned in 2006 from the University of Virginia, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. He is a distinguished graduate of the aircraft
maintenance and munitions course, Sheppard AFB, Texas, as well as the Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He earned a master’s in diplomacy from Norwich University. As a maintenance officer, he has served in a variety of leadership positions and supported diverse missions and multiple contingency operations with several airframes, including the F-15C, F-16, KC-135, B-1B, C-17, F-22, and F-35. Lt. Col. Langan has also managed General Officer Professional Military Education courses at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.