Col Robert Maness

Col Robert Maness

Dates of Service: Nov 1978 - Dec 2011
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  • Sgt Sep 81
  • SSgt Oct 82
  • 2d Lt Jan 86
  • 1st Lt Jan 88
  • Capt Jan 90
  • Maj Nov 97
  • Lt Col Dec 02
  • Col Jan 07
Commissioning Source:  OTS, Jan 1986

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Retired Colonel Rob Maness enlisted in the USAF at age 17 & worked his way up from the enlisted ranks to full colonel, he retired from active duty in 2011, ending military service of 32+ years. Following military retirement Rob returned to Louisiana to work as an executive in a Fortune 500 energy corporation. He is currently the owner of Iron Liberty Group and lives in Madisonville, Louisiana.

Military Experiences

Jul 2007 - Apr 2010
Deputy Director
1st Deputy Director A5/8, Planning and Programming. Built A5/8 Strategic Plan and POM Teams. Supervised/Developed 25 Year Strategic Plan, supervised/created/implemented 1st Program Objective Memorandum
Sep 1992 - Jul 2006
Weapon Systems Officer (WSO)
Squadron Commander, Flight Commander, Instructor, Evaluator, Weapons Officer, Flight Scheduler


(1 year, 7 months)
Dec 2004 - May 2005
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Commander of B-1 Bomber Squadron. This deployment supported both OIF and OEF
Mar 2004 - Apr 2004
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
B-1 Bomber Squadron Director of Operations
Mar 2003 - Jun 2003
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
B-1 Bomber Squadron Director of Operations
Aug 1991 - Jan 1992
Southwest asia ribbon
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Tanker Navigator supported Desert Shield and Storm during this time

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Apr 2003

Accident Investigation Board President Course

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher