Col Jeremy C. Meartz is the Commander of the 166th Mission Support Group, 166th Airlift Wing, New Castle Delaware. In this capacity, Col Meartz directs the sustainment of flying operations through the management of base security, engineering, communications, force support, logistics, and contracting.
Col Meartz earned his commission through the United States Air Force Academy and received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a Command Pilot with over 3,500 flight hours, including 695 combat hours, in addition to humanitarian relief support. He has deployed in support of numerous operations such as IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL. While assigned to the Delaware Air National Guard he also served as Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Chief Pilot for the 142d Airlift Squadron, and Chief of Safety for the 166th Airlift Wing. Prior to his current assignment he served as the 166th Civil Engineer Squadron Commander.
2001 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. 2010 C-130 Pilot Instructor School, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
2014 Aircraft Mishap Investigations Course, Kirtland AFB, NM 2015 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2017 Air Force Civil Engineer Basic Course, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 2021 Air War College, by correspondence
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air and Space Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with three bronze stars)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 30, 2001
First Lieutenant May 30, 2003
Captain May 30, 2005
Major January 26, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel January 26, 2018
Colonel December 1, 2022
(Current as of December 2022)