Lieutenant Colonel Todd Pierce

Lt Col Todd D. Pierce is the Vice Wing Commander, 132d Wing, Des Moines Air National Guard Base, Iowa. The 132d Vice Commander is responsible for the wing staff and providing support to the Wing Commander.

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Lt Col Pierce began his career in 1996 enlisting in the Iowa Air National Guard.  He graduated from Basic Military Training in February 1997 as an Honor Graduate. After basic training he attended technical schools at Lackland AFB, Texas and Sheppard AFB, Texas to become an F-16 Flightline Avionics Technician. In 1998 he was selected to become a pilot with the 124th Fighter Squadron and received his commission from the Academy of Military Science. Lt Col Pierce graduated from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas in January 2001 and from F-16 RTU in November that same year with the Ohio Air National Guard in Springfield, Ohio. Lt Col Pierce has held the following positions at the 132nd; Chief of Scheduling, Chief of Safety, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation and commander of the Distributed Training Operations Center. Prior to his current assignment, Lt Col Pierce served as the commander of the 132d Operations Support Squadron.


Lt Col Pierce is a Command Pilot with over 2,500 hours in the T-37, T-38, F-16, MQ-9, and RC-26 and has flown more than 650 combat hours in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and Operation COPPER DUNE.




1996 Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, University of Iowa, Iowa City

2005 USAF Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence

2009 USAF Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2021 USAF Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence




  1. November 1996 - May 1999, 132d Maintenance Group, Des Moines Air National Guard Base, Iowa
  2. June 1999 - December 1999, 132d Operations Group, Des Moines ANGB, Iowa
  3. January 2000 - January 2001, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
  4. February 2001 - April 2001, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph AFB, Texas
  5. May 2001 - November 2001, F-16 Fighter Training Unit, Springfield ANGB, Ohio
  6. December 2001 - February 2008, F-16 Fighter Pilot, Des Moines ANGB, Iowa
  7. March 2008 - September 2011, CHIEF OF SCHEDULING, Des Moines ANGB, Iowa
  8. October 2011 - September 2013, CHIEF OF SAFETY, Des Moines ANGB, Iowa
  9. October 2013 - October 2014, CHIEF OF STANDARDIZATION AND EVALUATION, Des Moines ANGB, Iowa
  10. November 2014 - April 2015, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, Distributed Training Operations Center, Des Moines ANGB, Iowa
  11. May 2015 - January 2018, COMMANDER, Distributed Training Operations Center, Des Moines ANGB, Iowa
  12. February 2018 - November 2022, COMMANDER, 132nd Operations Support Squadron, Des Moines ANGB, Iowa
  13. November 2022 - Present, VICE COMMANDER, 132nd Wing, Des Moines ANGB, Iowa




Rating:  command pilot

Flight hours:  more than 2,500

Aircraft flown:  T-37B, T-38A, AT-38B, F-16A/B, F-16C/D, MQ-9, RC-26




Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster


Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters


Aerial Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters


Air Force Commendation Medal


Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Combat Action Medal


Basic Military Training Honor Graduate






Second Lieutenant              June 18, 1999

First Lieutenant                    June 18, 2001

Captain                                  June 18, 2003

Major                                      June 19, 2007

Lieutenant Colonel              Dec. 20, 2013


(Current as of 1 January 2023)