Lt. Col. Randy D. Fasig is the commander of the 182nd Operations Support Squadron, Peoria Air National Guard Base, Peoria, Illinois. He commands the majority of the 182d Operations Group fulltime staff providing training, tactics and mission planning, current operations, intelligence, aircrew flight equipment, airfield management and aviation resource management support.
Lt. Col. Fasig began his military career in 2001 by enlisting in the Illinois Air National Guard as a security forces specialist. In 2007, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield and was also selected for navigator training by the 169th Airlift Squadron. He graduated from undergraduate navigator training at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, in 2009. Lt Col. Fasig served as a drill-status guardsman until 2013, when he transitioned to fulltime military service. Lt. Col. Fasig quickly progressed through upgrade training as a lead navigator/mission commander, instructor navigator and evaluator navigator in the C-130H Hercules while serving in roles including chief of current operations, tactics Officer and wing OPSEC manager.
Lt. Col. Fasig brings extensive tactical airlift experience from six deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Freedom's Sentinel and Inherent Resolve. He played key roles in wing operations, including 182nd Airlift Wing deployed forces commander for the U.S. European Command State Partnership Program – Poland, Operation Capitol Response airlift team lead and participation in Operation Coronet Oak. Prior to his current position, the lieutenant colonel was the chief of current operations and assistant director of operations for the 169th Airlift Squadron, Peoria, Illinois.
2005 Associates of Science, Criminal Justice, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill.
2005 Airman Leadership School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield
2008 Academy of Military Science, McGee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn.
2009 Undergraduate Navigator Training, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
2010 Navigator Initial Qualification Training, Air Education and Training Command, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
2013 Navigator Instructor Qualification, Air Education and Training Command, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
2014 Signature Management Course, 39th Information Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2015 Combat Aircrew Studies (CATS)\Mobility Electronic Combat Officer Course (MECOC), Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center, St Joseph ANGB, Mo.
2016 Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2020 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1. March 2001–September 2008, Security Forces Specialist, 182nd Security Forces Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
2. September 2008–January 2011, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Little Rock AFB, Ark.
3. January 2011–October 2013, C-130H Mobility Navigator, 169th Airlift Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
4. October 2013–October 2016, C-130H Instructor Navigator, 169th Airlift Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
5. October 2016–October 2018, C-130H Instructor Navigator/Assistant Flight Commander, 169th Airlift Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
6. October 2018–May 2022, C-130 Evaluator Navigator/Assistant Director of Operations, 182nd Operations Support Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
7. May 2022–Present, Commander, 182nd Operations Support Squadron, Peoria, Ill.
Rating: senior navigator
Flight hours: more than 2,500
Aircraft flown: T-34, C-130E, C-130H
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air and Space Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with “10” device
2010 Distinguished Graduate, Navigator Initial Qualification Training
2012 Friends of Magellan Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
National Guard Association of the Illinois (lifetime member)
National Guard Association of the United States (lifetime member)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 19, 2008
First Lieutenant Sept.19, 2010
Captain May Sept. 19, 2012
Major Dec. 2, 2016
Lieutenant Colonel July 14, 2021
(CURRENT AS OF JUNE 2022)