Colonel Michael T. Hinman is Vice Commander of the 115th Fighter Wing, Truax Field, Madison Wisconsin.

The 115th Fighter Wing operates the F-16C "Fighting Falcon" as its primary weapons system, as well as the RC-26B aircraft in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission. Truax Field is home to over 1,000 personnel authorized in direct support of these global missions.

Colonel Hinman received his commission in 1986 after graduating from the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Course, Detachment 905, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.


1986 Bachelor of Art, Architecture, University of Idaho
1986 Air Force Reserve Officers Training Course, Washington State University
1991 Reserve Forces Air Base Combat Engineering Course
1993 Squadron Officer School (Correspondence)
1995 Air Force On-Scene Commander Course
1997 Maintenance Officer Course
1998 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
1998 Covey Facilitation Workshop
1999 Advanced Logistics Officer Course
2001 Deployed Air Reserve Components Operations and Law Course
2001 Supply Operations Officer Course
2001 United States Air Force Air War College (Correspondence)


1. October 1976 - December 1976, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. December 1976 - February 1977, Aircraft Maintenance Specialist Training, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
3. February 1977 - October 1978, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist, George Air Force Base, California
4. October 1978 - April 1980, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist, Kadena Air Base, Japan
5. April 1980 - October 1980, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
6. March 1981 - September 1982, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist, Idaho Air National Guard, Idaho,
7. September 1982 - August 1984, Engineering Assistant Specialist, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington
8. August 1984 - May 1986, Cadet, Reserve Officers Training Course, Detachment 905, Washington State University, Washington
9. July 1986 - July 1990, Bioenvironmental Engineer, Architect, Air Force Office of Medical Support, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas
10. October 1990 - July 1993, Civil Engineer, 115th Civil Engineering Squadron, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin
11. July 1993 - November 1996, Quality Management Officer, 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin
12. November 1996 - June 1998, Deputy Commander, 115th Maintenance Squadron, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin
13. June 1998 - October 2000, Commander, 115th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin
14. October 2000 - October 2002, Commander, 115th Logistics Squadron, Truax Field, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin
15. October 2002 - June 2003, Director, Wing Readiness Programs, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin
16. June 2003 - February 2008, Commander, 115th Mission Support Group, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin
17. February 2008 - Present, Vice Commander, 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin


Meritorious Service Medal, two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal, one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal


Airman Basic 21 October 1976
Airman 28 April 1977
Airman First Class 3 November 1977
Senior Airman 5 May 1978
Sergeant 17 June 1979
Staff Sergeant 21 September 1982
Second Lieutenant 16 May 1986
First Lieutenant 13 June 1988
Captain 16 May 1990
Major 17 February 1996
Lieutenant Colonel 28 June 2000
Colonel 27 February 2004

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