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Brig. Gen. Rick L. Mutchler

Chief of Staff - Air

Brigadier General Rick L. Mutchler is the Chief of Staff, Oklahoma Air National Guard. He is the principle advisor to The Adjutant General for all Oklahoma Air National Guard matters. General Mutchler additionally is responsible for the combat readiness and operational effectiveness for all Oklahoma Air National Guard units and over 2,300 airmen in two wings positioned to support community, state, and federal missions.

General Mutchler received his commission in 2000 through the Academy of Military Science in Knoxville TN after serving 16 years in the enlisted force, all in Logistics. He has deployed in support of numerous operations including Provide Promise, Joint Forge, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his current position, General Mutchler served as the Vice Commander, 137th Special Operations Wing in Oklahoma City, OK.

Educational Degrees
1994 - Associate Degree in Logistics, Community College of the Air Force
2001 - Bachelor of Liberal Studies, University of Oklahoma
2002 - Squadron Officers School, correspondence
2002 - Supply Officers Course in residence, Lackland AFB, TX
2003 - Logistics Readiness Officer Course, correspondence
2007 - Air Command and Staff College, correspondence
2009 - Force Support Officers Course in residence, Keesler AFB, MS
2014 - Air War College, correspondence
2017 - Master’s Degree, Administrative Leadership, University of Oklahoma
2017 - Reserve Component National Security Course in residence
2017 - USAF Mission Support Group Commanders Course in residence
2019 - Joint Task Force Commander Training Course (JCTC 19-03) in residence
2019 - Dual Status Commander Orientation Course (DSC 20-01) in residence

1. Dec 1984 – Mar 2000: Enlisted member in Logistics; Blytheville AFB, AR & Will
Rogers ANG Base OK
2. March 2000 – April 2004: Chief of Supply, Will Rogers ANG Base OK
3. April 2004 – Dec 2005: Installation Deployment Officer, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
4. Dec 2005 – Jan 2007: 137th LRS Operations Officer, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
5. Jan 2007 – May 2008: Logistics Division Chief, 137th LRS, Will Rogers ANG Base
6. May 2008 – September 2010: Director, 137th FSS, Will Rogers ANG Base OK
7. September 2010 – April 2012: Commander, 137th FSS, Will Rogers ANG Base OK
8. September 2011 – March 2012: Commander, 405th Expeditionary Force Support
Flight, Southwest Asia
9. April 2012 – January 2016: Deputy Commander, 137th MSG, Will Rogers ANG Base,
10. January 2016 – May 2019: Commander, 137th SOMSG, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
11. May 2019 – July 2021: Vice Commander, 137th SOW, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
12. July 2021 – Present: Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Oklahoma National
Guard, Oklahoma City, OK

Awards and Decorations
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal with one device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service with five devices
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass device
Air Force Training Ribbon with One Oak Leaf Cluster
Alfred P. Murrah Service Medal
Oklahoma Governor’s Distinguished Unit Award Ribbon

Effective Dates of Promotion
Second Lieutenant, June 1, 1994
First Lieutenant, June 1, 1996
Captain, June 1, 1998
Major, Aug. 31, 2004
Lieutenant Colonel , Jan. 9, 2010
Colonel Oct. 29, 2015
Brigadier General Jan. 1, 2021

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Oklahoma (Lifetime Member)
Logistics Officers Association
Will Rogers ANG Retiree Association (Lifetime Member)