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COLONEL DANIEL W. HARLOW
Director of Staff - Air, LANG
Colonel Daniel W. Harlow is presently assigned as the Director of Staff - Air, Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Col Harlow graduated the United States Air Force Academy in May 1998 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his commission from the Air Force Academy and completed technical school as a logistics planner at Lackland AFB, Texas in July 1998. Col Harlow began his military career in the 18th Logistics Support Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan from 1998 to 2001. While there, he served as the Chief of Deployments, Chief of Plans and Programs, and deployed to Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia as part of the Joint Task Force-South West Asia in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. In 2001, he transferred to Andrews AFB, Maryland to become the Functional Manager for logistics plans as part of the ANG Readiness Center. During this tour, Col Harlow assisted in standing up the ANG Crisis Action Team in support of the Global War on Terrorism. In May 2003, Col Harlow separated from active duty and joined the 159th Maintenance Squadron, Louisiana ANG as a maintenance officer. Upon arrival, Col Harlow was detailed to the Logistics Readiness Flight to get the wing ready for the upcoming inspection. In April 2004, he transferred to the 159th Logistics Readiness Squadron as the Installation Deployment Officer. During the Katrina activation, Col Harlow served in the J4 supporting the relief operation at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. After Katrina, he went back to preparing the wing for the upcoming Phase 1 Operational Readiness Inspection in March 2008. In May of 2008, Col Harlow deployed to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. There he served as the Operations Officer of the 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. Upon his return from the deployment in November of 2008, Col Harlow was assigned as the 159th Fighter Wing Executive Officer. He served in this position until September of 2009 when he was selected as the Project Officer for the Phase 2 Operational Readiness Inspection. Col Harlow led the wing to the culmination of that inspection in April of 2010. In May of 2010, Col Harlow assumed command of the 159th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. During this time, he led the squadron through numerous deployments overseas and stateside to include AEF deployments.
1998 United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2001 Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence
2013 Air War College, Correspondence
1. August 1998 - May 2001, Chief of Deployments, 18th Logistics Support Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
2. May 2001 - May 2003, Functional Manager, logistics plans, ANG Readiness Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
3. May 2003 - November 2008, Installation Deployment Officer, 159th Logistics Readiness Squadron, NAS JRB New Orleans, La.
4. November 2008 - May 2010, Wing Executive Officer, 159th Fighter Wing, NAS JRB New Orleans, La.
5. May 2010 - August 2015, 159th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander, NAS JRB New Orleans, La.
6. August 2015 - July 2017, 159th Maintenance Group Commander, NAS JRB New Orleans, La.
7. July 2017 - Present, Vice Commander, 159th Fighter Wing, NAS JRB New Orleans, La.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award with three oak leaf clusters
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Louisiana War Cross
Louisiana Legion of Merit
Louisiana Emergency Service Medal
Louisiana Longevity Medal with two fleur-de-lis
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant, May 1998
First Lieutenant, May 2000
Captain, May 2002
Major, June 2006
Lieutenant Colonel, June 2010
Colonel, October 2016