Colonel Amanda M. Sheets is the Commander, 916th Maintenance Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. She is responsible for an aircraft maintenance organization which includes the 916th Maintenance Squadron and the 916th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The group's mission is to provide combat-ready airmen and aircraft to support the 916th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135R Stratotanker operations involving aerial refueling, airlift of cargo and passengers, and aeromedical evacuations.
Colonel Sheets entered the Air Force in 1996 after being commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps from Kent State University in Kent, OH and earning a Bachelor of Art Degree in History. During her career, she has held various positions within the aircraft maintenance career field to include squadron and group command.
Colonel Sheets obtained experience on a variety of platforms to include B-52H, C-17, HH-60, F-15E, C-130E, KC-135, C-5A and C-40C aircraft. She joined the Air Force Reserve in 2010. Prior to her current position, Colonel Sheets was the Senior IMA to the Director, Agile Combat Support, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
1996 Bachelor of Art Degree in History, Kent State University, Ohio
1997 Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2000 Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, Kirkland AFB, N.M.
2001 Squadron Officer School in residence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Maintenance Officer Intermediate Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas.
2011 Air Command and Staff College by correspondence.
2013 Master of Aeronautical Management, Embry Riddle University.
2015 Air War College by correspondence
July 1996 – July 1998, OIC, Sortie Production, 11th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
July 1998 – January 1999, Accessory Flight Commander, 2d Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
Jan 1999 – June 1999, Fabrication Flight Commander, 2d Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
June 1999 – May 2000, Deputy Director, Aircraft Maintenance Management, 437th Logistics Group, Charleston AFB, S.C.
May 2000 – January 2002, Sortie Generation Flight Commander, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
January 2002 – January 2003, Maintenance Supervisor, 85th Maintenance Squadron, Keflavik NAS, Iceland
January 2003 – July 2005, Chief, Aircraft Maintenance and Safety Inspections, the Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
July 2005 – September 2007, Maintenance Operations Officer, 43d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
January 2010 – August 2010, Commander, 916th Maintenance Operations Flight, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
August 2010 – January 2014, Commander, 916th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
January 2014 – October 2015, Deputy Commander, 433d Maintenance Group, JBSA Lackland, Texas
October 2015 – October 2017, Commander, 932d Maintenance Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
October 2017 – September 2018, Senior IMA to the Director, Agile Combat Support, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
September 2018 – Present, Commander, 916th Maintenance Group, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 1996
First Lieutenant June 1998
Captain June 2000
Major June 2006
Lieutenant Colonel August 2012
Colonel July 2017
(CURRENT AS OF SEPTEMBER 2018)