Colonel Travis J. Crawmer is the Wing Commander of the 132d Wing, Des Moines Air National Guard Base, Iowa. The 132d Wing includes the 132d Operations Group flying MQ-9 Reapers, the 132d Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Group (Targeting), and the 132d Cyber Operations Squadron.

Colonel Crawmer began his career in 1989 enlisting in the Iowa Air National Guard. After completing his enlistment he gained his commission in 1995 as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Col Crawmer graduated from Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training in 1998 and F-16 FTU, Tucson AZ, ANG in 2000. Col Crawmer has held the following positions flying the F-16; B Flight Commander, Operations Support Flight Commander, DTOC Director of Operations. Following the mission conversion to the MQ-9 Reaper, Col Crawmer was the first 124th Attack Squadron Commander before becoming Commander for the 132d Operations Group. He also served as Vice Wing Commander prior to his current assignment.

Colonel Crawmer is a Command Pilot with over 2,500 hours in the F-16 A/B, F16 C/D, F-16 C+, RC-26 and MQ-9 and has flown over 400 combat hours in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.

Colonel Crawmer is married to Cheryl Crawmer and has two children Justin and Madison.


1993 Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Northern Iowa

2002 USAF Squadron Officer School, by correspondence

2007 USAF Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

2013 USAF Air War College, by correspondence


1. May 89 - May 95, Airman 132nd Services Flight, Des Moines ANGB, IA

2. Aug 95 - Aug 97, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 132nd Maintenance Group, Des Moines ANGB, IA

3. Aug 97 - Sep 98, Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, TX

4. Sep 98 - Feb 99, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph AFB, TX

5. Feb 99 - Mar 00, F-16 Fighter Training Unit, Tucson ANGB, AZ

6. Mar 00 – Nov 06, F-16 Fighter Pilot, Des Moines ANGB, IA

7. Dec 06 - Jul 08, Commander, F-16 B-Flight, Des Moines ANGB, IA

8. Jul 08 - Dec 10, Commander, 132nd Operations Support Flight, Des Moines ANGB, IA


9. Dec 10 - Oct 12, Director of Operations, Distributed Training Operations Center, Des Moines ANGB, IA

10. Oct 12 - Oct-15, Commander, 124th Attack Squadron Des Moines ANGB, IA

11. Oct 15 – Dec 17, Commander, 132nd Operations Group, Des Moines ANGB, IA

12. Jan 18 – Jan 21, Vice Commander, 132d Wing, Des Moines, ANGB, IA

13. Jan 21 – Present, Commander, 132d Wing, Des Moines, ANGB, IA


Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Aerial Achievement Medal, 5 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Combat Action Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, 8 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Combat Readiness Award, 6 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

National Defense Service Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Iraqi Campaign Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War On Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, 7 Oak Leaf Clusters

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 3 ‘M’ Devices

USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)

Air Force Training Ribbon, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Iowa Leadership Ribbon with Torch

Iowa National Guard State Service Ribbon with 5 devices


Second Lieutenant Sep 14, 1995

First Lieutenant Sep 14, 1997

Captain Sep 15, 1999

Major Oct 9, 2003

Lt Colonel Dec 21, 2007

Colonel Dec 15, 2015

(Current as of 07 January 2021)