Lieutenant Colonel Corey L. Chance

Lieutenant Colonel Chance is the Commander of the 349th Mission Support Group, Travis AFB, California.  She provides leadership and management oversight to seven subordinate squadrons with nearly 807 personnel in support of the 349th Air Mobility Wing’s mission to provide airlift forces for Air Mobility Command’s global flying mission.  The group also provides agile combat support for all U.S. military services in times of peace, war and national emergency within the United States and abroad

Lieutenant Colonel Corey Chance was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin and received her commission from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in May 2007, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and was a Distinguished Graduate of the ROTC program.  Her career highlights include assignments on the Headquarters Air Force Civil Engineer staff, the European Command staff, and as the Commander for the 911th Civil Engineer Squadron.

Lieutenant Colonel Chance completed her Masters of International Construction Management through the University of Florida and earned her Project Management Professional certification and Professional Engineer license.  Her military education includes Air Command and Staff College (by-correspondence) and Squadron Officer School (in-residence) where she was the Commandant’s Excellence in Leadership Award and Outstanding Contributor recipient.  Her husband, Rob, is an Ohio native currently serving on active duty as Commander of the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron at Travis AFB.


2007    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI (Distinguished Graduate)

2007    Aerospace Basic School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2012    Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL (Distinguished Graduate)

2012    Master of International Construction Management with a Sustainable Design Certificate, University of Florida, FL

2017    Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence

Pres     Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, currently enrolled


1. August 2007 - October 2010, Facilities Engineer, Base Developer, 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, Hurlburt Fld, FL

2. July 2008 – January 2009, Project Manager, Joint Base Balad MILCON Manager, 332d Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Balad Airfield, Iraq

3. February 2010 – September 2010, Deputy J7, J7 Engineer, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

4. October 2010 – July 2012, Project Engineer, Demolition Team Officer in Charge, 554th RED HORSE Squadron, Andersen AFB, GU

5. July 2012 – December 2014, Operations Flight Chief, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron with duties at 19th Airlift Wing as Wing Executive Officer, Little Rock AFB, AR

6. August – November 2013, Site OIC, 577th Expeditionary Prime Beef Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE

7.  December 2013 – February 2014, Commander, 407th Civil Engineer Flight, Jordan

8.  December 2014 – July 2016, Deputy Chief, Installations and Resources Division, Air Force District of Washington, MD

9.  August 2016 – December 2016, Program Manager, European Reassurance Initiative, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

10. January 2017 – September 2018, Joint Engineer Officer, U.S. European Command, Patch Barracks, Germany

11. October 2018 – September 2020, MILCON Program Manager, Headquarters Air Force, Washington D.C.

12. September 2020 – October 2022, 911th Civil Engineer Squadron, Pittsburgh ARS, PA

13. November 2022 – Pres, 349th Mission Support Group, Travis AFB, CA


Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Headquarters Air Force A4C Civilian of the Year, 2021

19th Airlift Wing Company Grade Officer of the Year, 2013

19th Airlift Wing Major General Eugene A. Lupia Award, 2013

19th Airlift Wing Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award, 2013

Arkansas Business “20 in Their 20s” Award, 2013

19th Airlift Wing Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award, 2013

Air Mobility Command Federally Employed Women Meritorious Service Award, 2013

SOS Commandant’s Excellence in Leadership Award, #1 of 810 graduates, 2012

36th Contingency Readiness Group Company Grade Officer of the Year, 2011

13th Air Force Tuskegee Airmen Company Grade Officer of the Year, 2011

13th Air Force Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Award, 2011

Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Award, 2010

AFSOC Federal Engineer of the Year, 2009

332d Air Expeditionary Wing Company Grade Office of the Year, 2008

(Current as of Nov. 4, 2022)