Colonel Phil Stewart is the Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, CA. He is responsible for approximately 7,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel. Col Stewart is also responsible for the Air Force's entire high-altitude reconnaissance fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk and U-2 Dragonlady aircraft as well as the Air Force's tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance fleet of MC-12 Aircraft. The 9th Reconnaissance Wing is comprised of five groups and five overseas operating locations which execute worldwide missions in support of all six geographic combatant commanders with an annual flying allocation of more than 22,000 hours.

Colonel Stewart was commissioned in 1992 through ROTC after graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has earned master's degrees in Military Studies and Operational Planning, both from the Marine Corps University, as well as a master's in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Additionally, Colonel Stewart attended the School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW) at the Marine Corps University in Quantico VA. He has served as an instructor and evaluator pilot, flight commander, and operations officer as well as commander of the USAF's first MC-12 squadron. His staff duties include tours at 19th Air Force as the commander's Aide-de-Camp, Chief of the Fighter-Bomber Assignments Branch, and Executive Officer to the Commander, Headquarters Air Combat Command. Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Stewart was the Vice Commander of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing.

Colonel Stewart is a command pilot with more than 2,500 hours in the F-15C, AT-38, T-38, T-37, RQ-4, U-2 and MC-12. He has over 500 hours of combat time and has flown 107 combat missions.

1992 Bachelor of Management, The Georgia Institute of Technology
1998 Squadron Officer School
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence
2005 Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Residence
2005 Masters of Military Studies, Marine Corps University
2006 School of Advanced Warfighting, Quantico, VA
2006 Masters of Operational Studies, Marine Corps University
2007 Air War College, Correspondence
2011 U.S. Army War College, Residence
2011 Masters of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College

1. 1993-1994, Student Pilot, Columbus AFB, MS
2. 1994-1995, F-15C Student Pilot, Tyndall AFB, FL
3. 1995-1997, F-15C Pilot, Electronic Combat Pilot, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
4. 1997-1999, AT-38 Instructor Pilot, Chief, Weapons & Tactics, Flight Commander, 435th Flying Training Squadron Randolph AFB, TX
5. 1999-2000, Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, Nineteenth Air Force
6. 2000-2003 Flight Commander, 18th OG Chief, Stan Eval, F-15C Evaluator Pilot, Kadena AB, Japan.
7. 2003-2004 Chief, Fighter Bomber Assignments Branch, ACC Headquarters, Langley AFB, VA
8. 2004-2005 Student, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, VA
9. 2005-2006 Student, School of Advanced Warfighting, Quantico, VA
10. 2006-2008 Operations Officer, 1st Operations Support Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
11. 2008-2009 Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA
12. 2009-2010 Commander, 362d Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, Joint Base Balad, Iraq
13. 2010-2011 Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA
14. 2011-2012 Vice Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale AFB, CA
15. 2012-present Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale AFB, CA

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: 2,500+, Combat Hours 500+
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, AT-38, F-15C, MC-12, RQ-4, U-2

Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with five oak leave clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award with valor device and three oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal

Second Lieutenant June 6, 1992
First Lieutenant June 6, 1994
Captain June 6, 1996
Major March 30, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel December 12, 2006
Colonel October, 1 2010

(Current as of May 2012)