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COLONEL KENNETH LOZANO

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Col. Kenneth Lozano is Commander of the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee. As leader of the ANG's primary Force Development center, he is responsible for delivering Enlisted Professional Military Education and Professional Continuing Education to more than 11,000 in-resident service members annually, as well as 50,000 more via blended or distributed learning methodologies. He is also responsible for the development and delivery of high-quality media and strategic messages through the TEC television production studios and the Warrior Network satellite broadcast system, which reaches all global ANG locations.

Colonel Lozano commissioned in 1996 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Puerto Rico. He earned a Defense Financial Management Level III certification and served in financial management disciplines at the squadron, wing, numbered Air Force, and National Guard Bureau Joint Staff. He deployed to CENTCOM in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, serving as Deputy Disbursing Agent and Paying Agent, respectively. Prior to assuming his current position, the colonel was Director, Diversity and Inclusion for the ANG, where he was principal advisor to the Director, ANG, Chief, NGB, and Commander, ANG Readiness Center on issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

EDUCATION
1996 Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2004 Master of Business Administration, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Reserve Components National Security Course, Fort McNair, D.C.
2013 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2017 Master of Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.
2018 Professional Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management, Georgetown University, D.C.
2018 Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organization, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass.
2019 USAF Commander's Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1996–September 1997, Cost Analyst, Standard Systems Group, Gunter AFB, Ala.
2. October 1997–July 1998, Financial Analysis Officer, Standard Systems Group, Gunter AFB, Ala.
3. July 1998–June 1999, Deputy Budget Officer, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
4. June 1999–August 2000, 7th Air Force Budget Officer, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
5. September 2000–July 2002, Chief, Financial Services, Charleston AFB, S.C. (April 2001–September 2001, Deputy Disbursing Agent, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia)
6. August 2002–July 2004, Chief, Financial Analysis, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
7. August 2004–October 2008, Wing Budget Officer, 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico
8. November 2008–September 2010, Wing Executive Officer, 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz ANGB, Puerto Rico
9. October 2010–April 2014, Commander, 156th Security Forces Squadron, Muñiz ANGB, Puerto Rico
10. April 2014–July 2016, Chief, Program Analysis, National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, the Pentagon, D.C. (February 2016–July 2016, Executive Officer to the Director, Programs and Resources/Comptroller, National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, the Pentagon, D.C.)
11. August 2016–June 2017, Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.
12. June 2017–May 2019, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
13. May 2019–present, Commander, I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tenn.

JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 2014–July 2016, Chief, Program Analysis, National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, the Pentagon, D.C. (February 2016–July 2016, Executive Officer to the Director, Programs and Resources/Comptroller, National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, the Pentagon, D.C.), as a lieutenant colonel.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and two oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1993 Civil Air Patrol General Carl A. Spaatz Award
2015 Air Force Association National Guard Bureau Action Officer of the Year Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 4, 1996
First Lieutenant Sept. 4, 1998
Captain Sept. 4, 2000
Major Dec. 1, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel Feb. 27, 2012
Colonel May 17, 2017

(Current as of October 2019)