Colonel Abel Ramos is the Deputy Commander of the 924th Fighter Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. He is responsible for assisting the Commander in leading a 500+ personnel Unit Equipped Fighter Group in support of AFRC’s only hybrid classically and actively associated A-10C Formal Training Unit.
Col. Ramos is a 1997 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas and A-10A initial qualification training at Davis-Monthan Air Force, Base, Ariz. He served 11 years in the regular Air Force in multiple assignments in the A-10. Col Ramos joined the Air Force Reserves in 2008 as an Air Reserve Technician with the 303d Fighter Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. He joined the 924th Fighter Group in July 2016. Prior to his current position, Col Ramos was the Commander, 924th Operations Support Flight, and the Commander, 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
Col. Ramos is a command pilot with over 3800 total hours, including more than 3600 hours in the A-10. He has flown over 420 combat hours in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
1997 Bachelor of Science in Management, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
1999 Joint Firepower Controller Course, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
2001 Fighter Electronic Combat Officer Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (Top Third Graduate)
2012 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2016 United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa., by correspondence
2016 Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
1. May 1997 - December 1997, Student, U.S. Air Force Academy Language Immersion Program (Spanish), U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
2. January 1998 - February 1999, Student Pilot, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
3. March 1999 - May 1999, Student Pilot, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph AFB, Texas
4. June 1999 - November 1999, Student Pilot, A-10A Formal Training Unit, 357th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
5. December 1999 - December 2000, A-10A Fighter Pilot and Battalion Air Liaison Officer, 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
6. January 2001 - September 2001, A-10A Fighter Pilot and Assistant Chief of Scheduling, 75th Fighter Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
7. September 2001 - September 2002, A-10A Flight Lead and 23d Fighter Group Electronic Combat Pilot, 23 Operational Support Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
8. October 2002 - December 2003, Assistant Weapons Officer and 23d Fighter Group Officer in Charge Functional Check Flight Program, 75th Fighter Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
9. January 2004 - June 2006, A/OA-10 Upgrading Instructor Pilot, Assistant Chief of Scheduling and Flight Commander, 357th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
11. July 2006 - July 2008, Active Duty Advisor and Force Absorption Program Flight Commander, 303d Fighter Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
12. Aug 2008 - June 2016, Mission Planning Cell Chief and Assistant Director of Operations, 303d Fighter Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
14. July 2016 - November 2016, A-10C Upgrading Instructor Pilot, 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
15. November 2016 - October 2017, Commander, 924th Operations Support Flight, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
16. November 2017 - November 2019, Commander, 47th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
17. November 2019 - Present, Deputy Commander, 924th Fighter Group, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with twelve oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,800
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38A, AT-38B, A/OA-10A, and A-10C
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant May 28, 1997
First Lieutenant May 28, 1999
Captain May 28, 2001
Major December 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel December 1, 2013
Colonel August 1, 2020
(Current as of Aug 2020)