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Colonel Harold D. Bugado is the commander, 60th Mission Support Group, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. As commander, he directs 2,200 personnel in six squadrons responsible for civil engineer, communications, contracting, logistics readiness, personnel, security, and services, supporting a base community of 135,000 personnel. He controls an annual budget of over 100 million dollars and resources exceeding five billion dollars.

Bugado was commissioned in 1990 following his graduation from the United States Air Force Academy. He began his career as a supply fuels officer at March Air Force Base, Calif., and was later selected to cross flow as an Aircraft Maintenance officer at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Bugado has commanded the 437th Supply Squadron, the 437th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., and the 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron at Bagram, Afghanistan. He has also deployed as the Deputy Commander of the 447th Air Expeditionary Group at Sather Air Base, Iraq, and served in a joint billet as the Commander, Defense Energy Support Center-Middle Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

1990 Bachelor of Science Degree, USAF Academy, Colo.
1991 Supply Operations Officer School, Lowery AFB, Colo.
1994 Fuels Operations Officer School, Lackland AFB, Texas
1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1997 Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, Kirkland AFB, N.M.
2000 Joint Petroleum Officer Course, Fort Lee, Va.
2001 Masters of Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2001 Advanced Supply Management Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
2002 Air Command and Staff College (Seminar), Scott AFB, Ill.
2004 Air Force On-Scene Commander's Course, Scott AFB, Ill.
2007 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk Naval Station, Va.
2008 Air War College (Seminar), Hickam AFB, Hawaii
2011 Masters of National Security Studies, Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, R.I.
2012 Life Cycle Logistics Level I Certification, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

1. 1990-1991, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. 1991-1995, Flight Chief, Materiel Storage & Distribution/Flight Chief, Combat Operations Support/ Flight Commander, Materiel Management/Flight Commander, Fuels Management, 22d/722d Supply Squadron, March AFB, Calif.
3. 1995-1996, Flight Commander, Fuels Management/Flight Commander, Management & Systems, 374th Supply Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
4. 1996-1998, Flight Commander, Sortie Support/Flight Commander, Sortie Generation/36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
5. 1998-1999, Chief, Maintenance Quality Assurance, 374th Operations Group, 374th Logistics Group, Yokota AB, Japan
6. 1999-2001, Chief, Combat Aircraft Support/Chief, Agile Sys Support/Chief, Weapon Systems Ops Branch, HQ AMC, Scott AFB, Ill.
7. 2001-2002, Chief, Strategic Weapon Systems Support, AMC Regional Supply Sq, Scott AFB, Ill.
8. 2002, Commander, 437th Supply Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
9. 2002-2003, Ops Officer, 437th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
10. 2004, Commander, 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
11. 2003-2005, Commander, 437th Logistics Readiness Sq, Charleston AFB, S.C.
12. 2005-2008, Commander, Defense Energy Support Center - Middle Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
13. 2008-2010, Deputy Commander, 436th Mission Support Group, Dover AFB, Del.
14. 2009, Deputy Commander, 447th Air Expeditionary Group, Sather AB, Iraq
15. 2010-2011, Student, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
16. 2011- 2012, Chief, Repair Network Integration/High Velocity Maintenance Division, HQ AFMC/A4, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
17. 2012-present, Commander, 60th Mission Support Group, Travis AFB, Calif.

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
AF Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
AF Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and five oak leaf clusters
AF Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star
Iraq Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one oak leaf cluster
Second Lieutenant May 1990
First Lieutenant May 1992
Captain May 1994
Major August 2001
Lieutenant Colonel July 2006
Colonel January 2012

(Current as of January 2014)

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