Colonel Col. Brian Carloni

Col. Brian Carloni is the Commander for the 157th Operations Group, 157th Air Refueling Wing, Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire. As a KC-46A Instructor and Evaluator Mobility Pilot and 133 Air Refueling Squadron Initial Cadre, he is a key component for the training and evaluation of the KC-46 In-Flight Refueling crew force.

Col Carloni began his Air Force career after receiving his commission from Norwich University in 2002. Upon graduation he attended Initial Air Battle Manager School at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL where he graduated as a Distinguished Graduate. In 2003 Col Carloni was assigned to Robins AFB, GA, where he became a Flight Commander and E-8 JSTARS Air Battle Manager Instructor. In 2008, Col Carloni left Active Duty and joined the New York Air National Guard at Griffiss IAP in Rome, NY. While at Griffiss, Col Carloni worked as an Air Weapons Officer for the North East Air Defense Sector where he oversaw the air defense of all airspace in the Eastern United States. In 2009, Col Carloni applied and was selected for a pilot position with the New Hampshire Air National Guard. In 2010, Col Carloni graduated UPT as a Distinguished Graduate and went on to Altus AFB, OK for KC-135R Initial Co-Pilot School. In 2013 Col Carloni worked as Chief of Mission Development and was vital to the NHANG debut of the PEX system.  In 2014 he joined the North East Tanker Task Force where he was a detail planner; in this role he planned tanker support for Coronet missions supporting the Total Force, Combatant Commanders, and Coalition Forces.  He then became the Chief of Training in 2015 highlighted by a year where the NHANG achieved the highest aircraft utilization rate in the Enterprise. Col Carloni was selected as the Director of Operations in 2018 and served in that role until his selection as the 157th Operations Support Squadron Commander in 2020. On 5 June, 2022 Col Carloni assumed command of the 157th Operations Group overseeing the operations of 12 x KC-46 assigned aircraft and four operational squadrons.  Throughout his career in the 157th, Col Carloni spent time in key roles in addition to supporting Operations Inherent Resolve, Enduring Freedom, and Noble Eagle and numerous other operations.


Col Carloni has served on Active Duty in the United States Air Force. He has also served on traditional drill status, as a Federal Technician, and as a full time (AGR) member of the Air National Guard.



Graduate, Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, Norwich University


Graduate, 2003 Initial Air Battle Manager School, Tyndall AFB, Florida


Graduate, Squadron Officer School Non-Residence, Air University


Graduate, Undergraduate Pilot Training,  Vance AFB, Oklahoma


Graduate, KC-135R Central Flight Instructor Course, Altus AFB, Oklahoma


Graduate, Masters Degree in Military Operational Arts and Science, Air University


Graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Non-Residence, Air University


Graduate, KC-46A Pilot Initial Qualification Course, Altus AFB, Oklahoma


Graduate, Air War College, Non-Residence, Air University



  1. July 2009- Present, Pilot, 133rd Air Refueling Squadron, Pease ANGB, NH
  2. April 2008-April 2009, Air Battle Manager, 174th Combat Training Squadron (NEADS), Griffiss, NY
  3. May 2003-April 2008, Air Battle Manager, 330th Combat Training Squadron, Robins AFB, GA




Rating: Command Mobility Pilot

Flight hours: More than 2723 including 450+ Combat Aircraft flown: E-008C, KC-135R, KC-135T, KC-46A





Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

AF Organizational Excellence Award

Combat Readiness Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with one oak leaf cluster Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and oak leaf

AF Longevity Service with two oak leaf clusters

    Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 3 'M' Devices

    AF Training Ribbon




Second Lieutenant May 29, 2002

First Lieutenant May 29, 2004

Captain May 29, 2006

Major Dec 5, 2012

Lieutenant Colonel June 28, 2018

Colonel November 30, 2022




157th Operations Group Cuddihee Winner 2019

Distinguished Graduate UPT Class 10-13 2009

Distinguished Graduate ABM Class 03-01 2003


(Current as of January 2023)