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Colonel Francisco J. Dominguez is the Vice Commander, 178th Wing. The wing has primary missions of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Operations and Cyber, Geospatial, Space, and Signals Intelligence. The Wing also hosts a full complement of expeditionary communications/Cyber and base operational support capabilities to support T-10 operations and domestic operations alongside our state and local partners.

Colonel Dominguez was commissioned through the Academy of Military Science in 1996. He has deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Additionally, he led Engineering Installation forces to relocate the cyberspace infrastructure for the Western Space Range and Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Colonel Dominguez has held various civilian roles as a traditional Air National Guardsman, including systems and services engineering, project management, first and second level supervisory roles, and enterprise and worldwide program management.

Prior to his current assignment, the Colonel was the Director of Staff for Air at the Ohio Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio.


1993 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2003 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence
2010 Air Command and Staff College, Distance Learning Masters Program
2010 Masters of Military Operational Art and Science with Highest Academic Distinction, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2011 Cyber 300, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2016 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence
2018 Cyber 400, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, DC
2022 Commander’s Leadership Course, National Capital Region


1. September 1996 – September 2001, Project Engineer, 272nd Engineering Installation Squadron (EIS), La Porte Air Guard Station (AGS), Texas
2. September 2001 – March 2006, Chief of Wire Section, 272nd EIS, La Porte AGS, Texas
3. March 2006 – October 2009, Installation Flight Commander, 272nd EIS, La Porte AGS, Texas
4. October 2009 – October 2013, Detachment Commander, 272nd EIS, Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base (JRB), Texas
5. October 2013 – August 2017, Commander, 272nd EIS, Ellington Field JRB, Texas
6. August 2017 – April 2019, Deputy Commander, 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group (CEIG), Springfield-Beckley ANGB, Ohio
7. April 2019 – March 2022, Commander, 251st CEIG, Springfield-Beckley ANGB, Ohio
8. March 2022 – April 2023, Director of Staff-Air, JFHQ, Beightler Armory, Ohio
9. April 2023 – present, Vice Commander, 178th Wing, Springfield-Buckley ANGB, Ohio


Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
AF Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal


USAF Winner of Major General Harold M. McClelland Award, Information Dominance/Cyberspace Large Unit of the Year, 2020
ANG Winner of Air Force Lieutenant General Harold W. Grant Award, Information Dominance/Cyberspace Small Unit of the Year, 2016
ANG Winner of DoD Chief Information Officer Annual Team of the Year, 2016
Chief of the National Guard Bureau Excellence in Diversity Award, Unit category, 2015


Second Lieutenant Sept. 19, 1996
First Lieutenant Sept. 19, 1998
Captain Nov. 5, 2000
Major Feb. 13, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 27, 2012
Colonel Dec. 21, 2017

(Current as of March 2023)