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Loyola alumna is commander of the 944th Mission Support Group at Luke Air Force Base

Colonel Anne B. Gunter, A'87, is the commander of the 944th Mission Support Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. As commander, she oversees support planning and resource management activities for an 850-person fighter wing, to include 555th Red Horse Squadron at Nellis AFB. She leads, directs and manages four squadrons/flights, with more than 300 assigned personnel with the following responsibilities: civil engineering, explosive ordnance disposal, readiness, fire protection, supply, transportation, fuels, logistics readiness, security and law enforcement, combat arms, military personnel, family readiness, lodging and food service support, mortuary affairs, communication and information systems, and computer support.

Colonel Gunter was commissioned in 1988 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Tulane University, New Orleans, La. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the Deputy Director, A1, Manpower, Personnel and Services at Fourth Air Force. Colonel Gunter is a traditional reservist at the numbered Air Force and a federal civil service employee with the Warfighter Readiness Research Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory in Mesa, Ariz.

1987 Bachelor's degree in Communications and Political Science, Loyola University, New Orleans, La.
1995 Master's degree in Business Administration, Webster University, Albuquerque, N.M.
1997 Squadron Officer School, non-residence
2002 Air Command and Staff College, seminar
2007 Air War College, non-residence

1. January 1989 - May 1992, public affairs officer, 1606th Air Base Wing, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2. May 1992 - October 1993, public affairs officer, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
3. October 1993 - September 1996, civil engineer readiness officer, 81 TRW, Keesler AFB, Miss.
4. September 1996 - September 2000, administrative support officer, squadron executive officer and services flight OIC, 403rd Airlift Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
5. September 2000 - September 2003, mission support squadron executive officer and mission support squadron commander, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. September 2003 - August 2005, performance planner and C-5 conversion program manager, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. April 2005- August 2005, mission support group commander during deployment of MSG commander, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. August 2005 - July 2006 maintenance group executive officer, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
9. July 2006 - May 2008, mission support flight commander, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
9. May 2008 - May 2010, deputy director, A1, Headquarters Fourth Air Force, March ARB, Calif.
10. June 2010 - November 2010, inspector general, Headquarters Fourth Air Force, March ARB, Calif.
11. December 2010 - present, commander, 944th Mission Support Group, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award with two oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Training Ribbon

Second Lieutenant Sept. 11, 1988
First Lieutenant Sept. 11, 1990
Captain Sept. 11, 1992
Major Aug. 28, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 11, 2003
Colonel Apr 1, 2010

(Current as of 9 Dec 2010)