Colonel Jordan Murphy

Colonel Jordan E. Murphy is the Commander of the 439th Maintenance Group, 439th Airlift Wing, Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts. As the senior Air Reserve Technician, Colonel Murphy leads approximately 550 Airmen and Department of the Air Force civilians in supporting the wing’s missions. The Maintenance Group’s role is to ensure operational readiness of eight C-5M aircraft and associated equipment enabling global mobility operations. He is responsible for retention and career motivation of personnel, also equipment, environmental programs and budget.

Colonel Murphy graduated from the Air Force ROTC program at Daniel Webster College in 1996. He has held a variety of positions in munitions, aircraft and missile maintenance at the squadron, group and center levels. He transitioned to the Air Force Reserve in 2011 and was a student in the Air War College’s 2019 graduating class.

1996       Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management, Daniel Webster College, Nashua, New Hampshire.
2001       Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
2006       Air Command and Staff College (non-resident), Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
2010       Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida.
2019       Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama


1. July 1996 – October 1999, Officer in Charge, Combat Munitions Team, 5th Maintenance Squadron; Armament Systems and Conventional Munitions Flight Commander, 5th Munitions Squadron; Officer in Charge, Quality Assurance Division, 5th Bomb Wing; and Assistant Squadron Maintenance Officer, 23d Bomb Squadron, Minot AFB, North Dakota
2.October 1999 – October 2002, Munitions Flight Commander and Maintenance Supervisor 28th Munitions Squadron; then Quality Assurance Flight Commander, 28th Logistics Group, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
3. October 2002 – June 2005, Facilities Flight Commander, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron; then Resources Flight Commander, 90th Maintenance Operations Squadron, Francis E. Warren AFB, Wyoming
4. July 2005 – October 2006, Maintenance Operations Officer, 39th Maintenance Squadron, Incirlik AB, Turkey.
5. October 2006 – June 2010, Director, Field Support Section and Deputy for Logistics Operations, 708th Nuclear Sustainment Squadron, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
6. June 2010 – December 2011, Director of Operations, 704th Munitions Support Squadron, Ghedi Air Base, Italy.
7. January 2012 – August 2012, Chief, Quality Assurance, 307th Maintenance Group, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
8. August 2012 – May 2014, Individual Mobilization Augmentee; Munitions, Missiles and Nuclear Weapons Division, Directorate of Logistics, Headquarters Air Force, The Pentagon
9. May 2014 – December 2015, 21A & 21M Career Field Managers’ Action Officer, Directorate of Logistics, Headquarters Air Force, Washington D.C. 
10. December 2015 – July 2018, Commander, 439th Maintenance Squadron, Westover ARB, Massachusetts
11. July 2018 – June 2019, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
12. July 2019 – October 2022, Commander, 302d Maintenance Group, Peterson SFB, Colorado
13. November 2022 – Present, Commander, 439th Maintenance Group, Westover ARB, Massachusetts

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Humanitarian Service Medal

28th Munitions Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2000
28th Bomb Wing Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Jan – Apr 2002
90th Space Wing 2004 Lew Allen Trophy recipient
39th Air Base Wing Company Grade Maintenance Officer of the year, 2005
52d Munitions Maintenance Group Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award, 2011

Second Lieutenant, May 11, 1996
First Lieutenant, June 10, 1998
Captain, June 10, 2000
Major, July 01, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel, October 01, 2012
Colonel, June 01, 2019

(Current as of November 2022)