Det 8

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Detachment 8, Stuttgart, Germany
Services: EUCOM, AFRICOM, NATO, USAFE-AFAFRICA
Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CET)
Email: Eucom.stuttgart.eccs.mbx.rio-det-8@mail.mil
Phone: DSN - 314-430-5300 Commercial - 011-49-711-7080-0181
Mailing Address: HQ USEUCOM, Attn: ECRA, Unit 30400, APO, AE 09128-5000

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Announcement of the Award of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (JMUA) TO HQ EUCOM Per Joint Staff

Permanent Order Number J-ISO-0006-15, dated Jan. 14, 2015, under the provisions of DoD Manual 1348.33-V1, Nov. 23, 2010, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for exceptional meritorious service to HQ EUCOM to include the following subordinate activities: JAC, RAF Molesworth; Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe, Survey Section, Mons Belgium; Special Activities Supreme Allied Commander Division, Mon Belgium; and Special Operation Command Europe, Stuttgart, during the period of 1 September 2011 to 12 September 2014. Service units and individuals assigned to Service units in support of these organizations are not eligible for this award.

IMAs who were present at the time and directly participated in the service or achievement for 30 days or more shall be authorized to wear the JMUA ribbon. Members must be permanently assigned or attached by official orders.

For records update, attach source document(s) (i.e. official orders) and JS order through the vPC-GR. For more information please reference the DoDM cited above or contact the 786 FSS Det 1, Force Management section at det1786fss.fsmpm@us.af.mil.

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Det 8 Commander
 Colonel Meghann F. Allison 

Colonel Meghann Allison is the Commander, Readiness and Integration Orientation-Detachment Eight, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart. In this role, she is responsible to present 316 war-time ready Individual Reserve members to U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Africa and North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Colonel Allison is a Logistics Readiness Officer with over nineteen years of experience as an organizational leader, logistics management and plans specialist and joint qualified officer. She commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 158, University of South Florida, in 2003. Her assignments include squadron, group, major command and combatant command leadership roles in both the regular Air Force and the Air Force Reserve components. In 2009, she deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Recently, she served as the Future Operations Branch Chief, Logistics Directorate, U.S. Africa Command. In this position, she led the Command's participation in the Africa Distribution Network Forum, working with partners and allies to leverage transportation resources in support of shared objectives across the African continent. She also served as a lead planner for multiple Named Operations and Crisis Response activities.

Colonel Allison’s command experience includes leading 75 Airmen across 5 flights, as commander of the 908th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama. In this position, she was responsible for the training and readiness of 5 functional disciplines, including material management and distribution processes, base and expeditionary logistics plans, vehicle operations and maintenance, and fuel support for both ground and flying activities.

Colonel Allison’s civilian experience includes serving as the Chief of Logistics for U.S. Air Forces Europe- United Kingdom, where she oversaw Common User Logistics programs for UK-based U.S. Forces.

Prior to her current position, Colonel Allison attended the Eisenhower School, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C., where she studied National Resource Strategy with a concentration in NATO-Trans-Atlantic Security Cooperation and an Industry Study in Logistics and Transportation.

EDUCATION

2001 Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina.

2003 Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, Florida.

2004 Air and Space Basic Course, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

2007 Contingency Plans Warfighting Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

2011 Squadron Officers’ School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base. Alabama.

2017 Master of Military Operational Air and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base. Alabama.

2020 Reserve Component National Strategy Course, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.

2023 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Eisenhower School, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.

2023 Certificate, European Defense, NATO, and Transatlantic Cooperation, Eisenhower School, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.

2023 Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Feb 2004 – Feb 2005, Duty Officer, 60th Aerial Port Squadron, Travis AFB, California.

2. Feb 2005 Year – May 2006, Combat Readiness and Resources Flight Commander, 60th Aerial Port Squadron, Travis AFB, California.

3. Jun 2006 – Dec 2007, Executive Officer, 60th Mission Support Group, Travis AFB, California.

4. Dec 2007 – Dec 2008, Installation Deployment Officer, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom.

5. Dec 2008 – Dec 2009, Distribution Flight Commander, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Mildenhall United Kingdom.

6. Dec 2009 – Dec 2011, Logistics Action Officer, Directorate of Global Combat Support, DCS/Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

7. Dec 2011 - Jul 2013, Logistics Action Officer, Directorate of Logistics, DCS/Logistics, Installations & Mission Support, HAF Pentagon, Washington D.C.

8. Aug 2013 – Oct 2015, Operations Officer, 26th Aerial Port Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

9. Nov 2015 - Jul 2016, Commander, 908th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

10. Jul 2016 – Jun 2017, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

11. Jul 2017 - Jul 2020, Logistics Plans Officer, Logistics Directorate, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

12. Jul 2020 - Jul 2022, Chief, Future Operations Branch, Logistics Directorate, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

13. Jul 2022 – June 2023, Student, Eisenhower School, National Defense University. Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.

14. Jul 2023 – Present, Commander, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Readiness and Integration Organization, Detachment 8, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany.

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal, three oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal, one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

National Defense Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal, one service star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

AF Longevity Service Award, 4 Oak Leaf Clusters

Armed Forces Reserve Medal, 1 Hourglass Device

AF Training Ribbon

NATO Medal

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS

Second Lieutenant Dec 19, 2003

First Lieutenant Jan 17, 2006

Captain Jan 17, 2008

Major Mar 13, 2013

Lieutenant Colonel Aug 31, 2018

Colonel Jul 1, 2023

 

(Current as of November 2023)