Lt Col Monique C. "Sherry" Graham
Lieutenant Colonel Monique C. "Sherry" Graham is the commander of the 55th Force Support Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. She oversees 70 facilities and 550 employees, with an Appropriated Fund budget of $20M annually and Nonappropriated Fund revenues exceeding $8M annually. She is responsible for providing vital mission support through manpower and personnel, services sustainment, force development, Airman and family services, community services along with mortuary affairs, honor guard and installation readiness. The Force Support Squadron supports more than 57,000 military, civilian, family members, and retirees, plus 50 associate units including United States Strategic Command and the 557th Weather Wing.
Lieutenant Colonel Graham was born in Harlingen, Texas and is a 1994 graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas; subsequently attending Dallas Institute of Funeral Service graduating in 1996. After five years in the private sector, she entered the United States Air Force through ROTC at Texas Christian University and was commissioned in 2002. She is a career Force Support Officer with experience as Military Personnel Flight Commander, Section Commander, Chief of Officer Assignments, Liaison for Personnel Programs and Officer Assignments, Manpower Analyst, Squadron Operations Officer, Deputy and Commander. Her deployments include the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Afghanistan.
1994 - Bachelor of Science Degree, Texas Christian University, Honors Graduate
1996 - Mortuary Science Degree, Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Salutatorian
2005 - Master of Arts Degree, Webster University, Honors Graduate
2015 - Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College
2016 - Air War College (DL)
2002 - 2004, Military Personnel Flight/Section Chief, 22d Mission Support Squadron, McConnell AFB, KS
2004 - 2006, Aircraft Maintenance Squadron/Section Commander, 22d Maintenance Squadron, McConnell AFB, KS
2006 - 2007, Assistant Secretary of the Joint Staff, HQ EUCOM, Stuttgart, GE
2007 - 2008, Chief of Officer Assignments and Personnel Program’s Liaison, HQ EUCOM and HQ AFRICOM, Stuttgart, GE
2008 - 2010, Manpower Analyst, 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
2010 - 2012, Military Personnel Flight Chief, 72d Force Support Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
2012 - 2014, Deputy Director, 10th Force Support Squadron, United States Air Force Academy, CO
2014 - 2015, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2015 - 2017, Commander, 423d Force Support Squadron, RAF Alconbury, UK
2017 - Present, Commander, 55th Force Support Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE
Major Awards and Decorations
United States Air Force Academy Lt. Gen. Norm Lezy Award, 2013
United States Air Force Academy Personnel Manager of the Year/FGO, 2012
Company Grade Officer of the Year 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron/CGO, 2009
EUCOM’s Personnel Manager of the Year/J1/CGO, 2008
22d Air Refueling Wing’s Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award/CGO, 2006
Company Grade Officer of the Year 22 AMXS, 2005
22d Air Refueling Wing/Air Mobility Command’s Unit Personnel Manager of the Year/CGO, 2004
Company Grade Officer of the Year 22d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 2004
Company Grade Officer of the Year 22d Mission Support Squadron, 2003
22d Air Refueling Wing’s Personnel Manager of the Year/CGO, 2003
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Effective Dates of Promotion
Second Lieutenant - 1 June 2002
First Lieutenant - 1 June 2004
Captain - 1 June 2006
Major - 1 June 2012
Lieutenant Colonel - 1 April 2017
(Information current as of July 2017)
Thomas C. Fahrer, GS-13
Mr. Thomas C. Fahrer is the Deputy Director of the 55th Force Support Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Along with the Commander, he oversees a Force Support Squadron comprised of 70 facilities, 550 employees, with an Appropriated Fund budget of $20M annually and Nonappropriated Fund revenues exceeding $8M annually. Offutt’s Force Support activities include a 220K SF Fitness Center; 18-Hole Golf Course with Pro Shop and Restaurant; Collocated Club; 210-Room Lodging operation, 2 large Child Development Centers, a Youth Center operation; Community Activity Center; Outdoor Recreation with Marina and Family Camping operations; Auto Hobby Shop; Frame & Design; Aero Club; Resource Management section; APF and NAF Civilian Personnel Offices; Airman & Family Readiness Center; Marketing Office and more.
Mr. Fahrer entered into federal service in October 1982 after earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska. He is a career Force Support professional who has served as the Director of Services at Arnold AFB, Tennessee and the Deputy Director of Services at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyoming and at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. He also served as a staff officer for the MWR Directorate, Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
During his tenure at Spangdahlem AB, Germany he directed the 52d Services Squadron during Operation Allied Force where the first combat missions were flown from Germany since WWII. While at F. E. Warren AFB, he served as the Logistics Chairman for Operation Diligent Warrior, $2M Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) multi-national nuclear weapons accident exercise. Mr. Fahrer was awarded the Air Force Civilian Achievement Medal for his role during this exercise. While at Offutt AFB, he garnered Air Staff level approval to lease privatized housing for TLFs until new construction can be completed.
1983 Bachelor of arts degree in physical education, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
1986 Recreations Supervisors School, Keesler AFB, MS
1992 Chief Morale, Welfare, and Recreation School, Keesler AFB, MS
1993 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
1999 AFIT Services Leadership School, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
1999 AFIT Mortuary Affairs School, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2010 Enrolled in ACSC Masters Program
1. October 1982 – March 1985, Sports Program Director, 3902nd Air Base Wing, Offutt AFB, NE.
2. March 1985 – February 1987, Asst Athletic Director, 3902nd Air Base Wing, Offutt AFB, NE.
3. February 1987 – November 1987, Community Center Director, 3902nd Air Base Wing, Offutt AFB, NE.
4. November 1987 – November 1989, MWR Staff Officer, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, NE.
5. November 1989 – May 1992, Chief of Recreation Services, 509th Services Squadron, Whiteman AFB, MO.
6. May 1992 – January 1996, Community Support Flight Chief, 509th Services Squadron, Whiteman AFB, MO.
7. January 1996 – December 1997, Family Programs Flight Chief, 90th Services Squadron, F. E. Warren AFB, WY.
8. December 1997 – August 1998, Family Programs Flight Chief, 52nd Services Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany.
9. August 1998 – November 2000, Deputy Director of Services, 52nd Services Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany