Colonel Don R. Bevis

Colonel Don R. Bevis is a Command Pilot, qualified Maintenance Officer, and has been a member of the National Guard for nearly 28 years. Colonel Bevis is currently the Senior Policy Advisor for the Air National Guard to the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. The Reserve Forces Policy Board serves as an independent adviser to the Secretary of Defense, providing advice and recommendations to the Secretary on strategies, policies, and practices designed to improve and enhance the capabilities, efficiency and effectiveness of the seven Reserve Components. He was hand selected by the Director of the Air National Guard and designated by the Secretary of Defense to serve as both the Air National Guard Advisor and as the Air National
Guard liaison to the Reserve Forces Policy Board

Colonel Bevis was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He began his military career in 1986 as an enlisted member in the Arkansas Air National Guard which is where he also earned his commission
in 1994. He has been assigned to numerous operational, staff, and command positions. Prior to his current assignment on the RFPB, he was an in-residence student at the U.S. Army War College where
he received a Master of Strategic Studies Degree. Prior to attending the U.S. Army War College,
he was the Commander of the Mission Support Group in the Delaware Air National Guard’s 166th Airlift Wing. He commanded a diverse Group that included over 385 Airmen serving in the
Logistics Readiness Squadron, Civil Engineering Squadron, Security Forces Squadron, Force
Support Squadron, and Communications Flight.

EDUCATION

1986 Imagery Production Specialist Qualification
1993 Bachelor of Business & Administration; Marketing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
1994 Academy of Military Science, McGee Tyson ANGS, TN
1995 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, TX
1998 C-130 Aircraft Commander School, Little Rock AFB, AR
1999 Aircraft Maintenance Officer School, Sheppard AFB, TX
2002 Squadron Officer School (Correspondence)
2005 Air Command and Staff College, (Correspondence)
2005 Legislative Fellow, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
2010 Air War College, (Correspondence)
2011 Air Force Incident Manager’s Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2012 Director of Mobility Forces Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2012 Joint Task Force Commander's Course, NORTHCOM, CO
2013 Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1986 – July 1994: Imagery Production Specialist (Enlisted), 123rd Reconnaissance
Technical Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR
2. August 1994 – August 1995: Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, TX
3. September 1995 – March 2002: Mobility Pilot, 154th Training Group, Little Rock AFB, AR
4. December 1997 – August 1999: Commander, 189th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Little
Rock AFB, AR
5. April 2002 – August 2004: Airlift Deployments Scheduler / Planner for C-130, Combat
Search and Rescue, and Intelligence Surveillance / Reconnaissance Aviation Packages, NGB
A3X, ANG Readiness Center, Andrews AFB, MD
6. September 2004 – December 2005: Legislative Fellow / Military Legislative Assistant to
Congressman Jim Gibbons (NV), House Armed Services Committee, Washington, D.C.
7. January 2006 – December 2006: Congressional Liaison, Secretary of the Air Force, Office
of the Legislative Liaison, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
8. January 2007 – June 2009: Chief of ANG Legislative Liaison Branch, National Guard
Bureau’s Office of Legislative Liaison, Arlington, VA
9. July 2009 – September 2010: Chief of Programs Division, National Guard Bureau’s Office
of Legislative Liaison, Arlington, VA
10. October 2010 – February 2011: Deputy Director, National Guard Bureau’s Office of
Legislative Liaison, Arlington, VA
11. March 2011 – June 2011: Chief of Plans and Integration Division, NGB A1X, ANG
Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, MD
12. July 2011 – July 2012: Commander, 166th Mission Support Group, 166th Airlift Wing,
New Castle, DE
13. August 2012 – June 2013: Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA
14. July 2013 – Present: Senior Policy Advisor for the Air National Guard to the Reserve Forces
Policy Board, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Pilot Wings: Laughlin AFB, TX August 1995
Aircraft: T-41, T-37, T-1, C-130E, C130H3, and C-38

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant August 4, 1994
First Lieutenant September 7, 1996
Captain September 19, 1998 191998
Major November 18, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel May 10, 2007
Colonel March 2, 2011

Bevis
Senior Policy Advisor Air National Guard