Col. Chad Bondurant
United States Air Force
Colonel Chad B. BonDurant is the Commander of the 354th Mission Support Group, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. He leads six squadrons engaged to provide combat capacity, capability and mission-ready forces in direct support of U.S. national interests worldwide, to include RED FLAG-Alaska, Pacific Air Forces' premier multinational largeforce training exercise, as well as the future beddown of two F-35 squadrons at Eielson. His team also delivers robust services, base infrastructure support and world-class quality of life programs for the 9,000-strong Eielson “Iceman” community within Alaska’s interior, keeping the base “Ready to Go at 50 Below!”
Colonel BonDurant received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in May 1995. He has served as a civil design engineer, installation readiness and emergency management officer, base planner and programmer, construction manager, major command operations program manager, Air Staff joint engineer program manager, combatant command operations branch chief, squadron commander and deputy group commander. Colonel BonDurant has served multiple deployments to the Middle East supporting Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, Joint Task Force HORN OF AFRICA and INHERENT RESOLVE.