Biography - Kevin Long


Kevin Long

Lieutenant Kevin B. Long is currently serving as a pilot in the 25th Fighter Squadron located at Osan AB, South Korea. The 25th Fighter Squadron belongs to the 51st Fighter Wing, which is the most forward deployed wing in the world. There the squadron uses A-10C Thunderbolt IIs to conduct day and night flying operations on air strike control, close air support, interdiction, and combat search and rescue missions in the defense of the Republic of Korea.

Originally from Naperville, IL, Lieutenant Long is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In May 2014, he received his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 005 as a Distinguished Graduate.

EDUCATION
2014 Bachelor of Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
2016 Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, TX
2016 Distinguished Graduate, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Sheppard AFB, TX
2017 A-10C FTU, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. September 2014 – July 2016; Student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training and Intro to Fighter Fundamentals, Sheppard AFB, TX
  2. July 2016 – March 2017; Upgrading Pilot, A-10C FTU, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
  3. March 2017 – Present; Pilot, 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, South Korea

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Training Ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant July 16, 2014
First Lieutenant July 16, 2016

(Current as of March 2017)