Colonel Marty Hughes is the commander of the 94th Mission Support Group. He is responsible for the leadership and management of agile combat support squadrons, flights and staff agencies for a wing that consists of 8 C-130H3 aircraft and more than 2,100 traditional Air Force Reservists, Air Reserve Technicians, Active Guard Reservists, federal civil service employees and host base contractors.
The 94th Mission Support Group consists of the Civil Engineer/Host Base Civil Engineer, Aerial Port (2), Communications, Logistics Readiness, Security Forces and Force Support Squadrons as well as Emergency Management, Contracting and Bio-Environmental Engineering Flights. The 94th MSG also provides direct support to area partners that include the Navy, Marines and National Guard.
Colonel Hughes was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC Program in 1989. He served as a missile launch officer for four years before leaving active duty and moving to the Air Force Reserve. In 1993, Colonel Hughes joined the ranks of the Air Force Civil Engineers. He has held leadership and command positions at the squadron, wing, major command, and Headquarters Air Force levels. Before coming to the 94th Airlift Wing, he served as the commander of the 302nd Mission Support Group.
1989 Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Valdosta State University, Ga.
1992 Master of Arts degree in Management, Webster University, Mo.
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety, East Carolina University, N.C.
2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Master of Arts degree in Military Science, Air Command and Staff College, Ala.
2008 Leadership Today and Tomorrow Course, Washington, D.C.
2009 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2010 AFSO21 Leadership Course, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
2014 Executive Leadership Development Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
November 1989 - March 1990, Student, Undergraduate Missile Training, Vandenberg AFB, Cali.
April 1990 - October 1991, Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
October 1991 - April 1992, Deputy Flight Commander, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
April 1992 - October 1993, Missile Combat Crew Commander, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
October 1993 - August 1996, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley AFB, Colo.
August 1996 - November 1998, Command Readiness Engineer, HQ U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
November 1998 - January 2003, Expeditionary Engineering Program Manager, HQ USAF, Washington, D.C.
November 1998 - January 2003, Environmental Engineer, Offutt AFB, Neb.
January 2003 - May 2005, Chief, Current Operations and Plans Branch, HQ AMC, Scott AFB, Ill.
May 2005 - June 2006, Chief, Strategic Plans Branch, HQ AMC, Scott AFB, Ill.
May 2006 - June 2007, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
July 2007 - December 2010, Deputy Commander, 556th RED HORSE Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
December 2010 - July 2012, Commander, 560th RED HORSE Squadron, Joint Base, Charleston, S.C.
July 2012 - January 2013, Commander, 556th RED HORSE Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
January 2013 - November 2015, Commander, 302nd Mission Support Group, Peterson AFB, Colo.
November 2015 - Present, 94th Mission Support Group, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with one N Device
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one M device
2005 - AMC/A7 Field Grade Officer of the Year
2009 - AFRC Outstanding CE Manager of the Year (ARC Officer Category)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Second Lieutenant Aug. 21, 1989
First Lieutenant Aug. 21, 1991
Captain June 13, 1996
Major April 20, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel April 20, 2008
Colonel Feb. 22, 2013
(Current as of June 2016)