Lt Col Leonard Sobieski is commander of the 916th Mission Support Group comprised of over 300 civil engineer, communications, force support, logistics readiness, and security forces Airmen on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
Lt Col Sobieski enlisted in the Regular Air Force in 1994 and received his commission through the Academy of Military Science in 2003.  His career has focused on personnel services delivery in a variety of levels and roles to include personnel support for contingency operations teams in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, DESERT THUNDER, and JOINT FORGE & GUARDIAN in 1996, 1998, and 1999, respectively.  Furthermore, Lt Col Sobieski deployed as section commander for the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron on Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2005.
1999       Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management, University of Maryland University College
2004       Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Young Reserve Officers Workshop, Vienna, Austria
2004       Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2004       Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2005       Military Personnel Flight Leadership Course, Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development, Alabama
2007       Reserve Component Junior Officers Professional Development Seminar, Washington, District of Columbia
2007       Master’s degree in International Relations, Troy University, Ala.
2007       International Junior Officer Leadership Development Course, Aviano AB, Italy
2009       USAF Strategies for Effective Leadership Program, University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education
2014       Air War College, by correspondence
2015       Air Force Reserve Leadership, Today and Tomorrow Course, Washington, D.C.
2021       Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
2022       Joint Task Force Staff Basic Course, LeMay Center for Doctrine, Development, & Ed., Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  1. April 1994 - August 1995:  56th Mission Support Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
  2. August 1995 - November 1995, United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  3. November 1995 - January 1997, 319th Mission Support Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
  4. February 1997 – February 1998, 8th Mission Support Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea
  5. February 1998 - February 2000, 36th Mission Support Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam
  6. February 2000 - January 2001, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron, Laughlin AFB, Texas
  7. January 2001 - September 2002, 134th Mission Support Flight, McGhee-Tyson ANGB, Tenn.
  8. September 2002 - November 2003, Headquarters Tennessee Air National Guard, Berry Field ANGB, Tenn.
  9. November 2003 - July 2004, 315th Mission Support Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
  10. July 2004 - June 2005, 315th Mission Support Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
  11. June 2005 - April 2006, 94th Mission Support Squadron, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
  12. April 2006 - May 08, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, Colo.
  13. May 2008 - July 2008. 514th Mission Support Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
  14. July 2008 - September 2009, Headquarters United States Air Force, Office of Air Force Reserve, Rosslyn, Va.
  15. October 2009 - April 2010, Joint Forces Directorate, Headquarters Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.
  16. April 2010 - April 2013, Detachment 810, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  17. April 2013 - July 2014, Detachment 2-19, Region II, Selective Service System, JBSA-Ft Sam Houston, Texas
  18. July 2014 - October 2014, Air Force Personnel Center, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  19. November 2014 - August 2015, Headquarters United States Air Force, Office of Air Force Reserve, JBAB, Washington D.C.
  20. August 2015 - May 2017, Headquarters United States Air Force, Office of Air Force Reserve, Pentagon, Virginia
  21. May 2017 – March 2019, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command & Force Generation Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
  22. March 2019 – October 2019, Air Force Reserve Command Force Generation Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
  23. October 2019 – September 2020, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
  24. October 2020 – January 2021, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
  25. January 2021 – November 2022, 919th Special Operations Mission Support Group, Duke Field, Fla.
  26. November 2022 – Present, 916th Mission Support Group, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
Meritorious Service Medal with six devices
Air Force Commendation Medal with four devices
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal one device
Air Force Achievement Medal three devices
Army Achievement Medal
2004       AFRC Base-Level, Junior Personnel Manager of the Year
2004       315 AW Company Grade Officer of the Year 
2006       ARPC Company Grade Officer of the Year
2006       AFRC General Horace M. Wade Innovation Award
2014       AFPC Reserve Personnel Field Grade Officer of the Year
2019       AFRC Commander’s Support Staff of the Year
Airman First Class January 3, 1994
Senior Airman November 3, 1995
Staff Sergeant June 1, 1999
Technical Sergeant May 4, 2002
Second Lieutenant April 18, 2003
First Lieutenant April 18, 2005
Captain April 18, 2007
Major April 22, 2013
Lieutenant Colonel August 31, 2018
(Current as of February 2022)