Tuesday, June 2, 2015


June 1, 2015 
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement congratulating Colonel Ryan Rogers after he took command of the 55th Electronic Combat Group (ECG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DM).
“I congratulate Colonel Rogers on taking command of the 55th ECG, which plays a pivotal role in securing our national defense,” said Rep. McSally. “Members of the 55th ECG carry out crucial electronic attack missions and are highly relied upon by combatant commanders due to the specialized and sophisticated capabilities they perform. Colonel Rogers’ experienced leadership with electronic warfare and from multiple deployments makes him an excellent choice to lead this unit. I also thank Colonel Reynolds for his service and leadership as he commanded the 55th ECG, and wish both commanders all the best in their new assignments.”
As commander of the 55th ECG, Colonel Rogers is responsible for organizing, training and equipping five squadrons of over 850 Airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The group provides combat-ready EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, aircrew, and maintainers for worldwide expeditionary deployment.
Colonel Rogers completed Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training at Randolph AFB, Texas, and Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla, in September 1995. After follow-on Joint Electronic Warfare training at NTTC Corry Station, Fla, he was assigned to the 343d Reconnaissance Squadron at Offutt AFB, Neb in January 1996. He served as a RC-135 RIVET JOINT Electronic Warfare Officer, Instructor/Evaluator EWO, and Tactical Coordinator. During his tour he deployed in support of Operations DESERT FOX, SOUTHERN WATCH, DECISIVE ENDEAVOUR, and DETERMINED FALCON. Colonel Rogers transitioned back to the RIVET JOINT and Offutt AFB where he served as an Assistant Director of Operations in the 338th Combat Training Squadron and deployed in support of Operations ENDURING/IRAQI FREEDOM. He also served as the 55th Wing Deputy Director of Staff. In 2007 he was assigned to United States Strategic Command as an Information Operations Planner, Joint Functional Component Command (JFCC) Global Strike and Integration J39. Colonel Rogers returned to the 55th Wing in May 2009 as Commander of the 38th Reconnaissance Squadron, leading over 200 aviators in conducting worldwide RC-135 RIVET JOINT tactical and strategic reconnaissance operationsi.
Rep. McSally has led a bipartisan effort to protect the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft stationed at DM. She successfully offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act prohibiting retirement of any Compass Call next year. She also recently returned from a Congressional delegation to the Middle East and Afghanistan, where she met with members of the 55th ECG deployed overseas.  
iSource: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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