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NEWS | Dec. 29, 2021

Colorado Air National Guard commander promoted to brigadier general


FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021

CONTACT: 140th Wing Public Affairs, 720-847-9435,

BUCKLEY SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Col. D. Micah Fesler, former commander of the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing, will be promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Buckley Space Force Base, Dec. 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

Currently Fesler is the Chief of Staff-Air for the Colorado Air National Guard and serves as Deputy Commander of the Colorado Air National Guard.

Fesler has served in operational, educational, training and staff assignments including multiple tours in the F-15C Eagle, F-22A Raptor and F-16C Falcon aircraft. Fesler has commanded at both the squadron and wing level. He has participated in numerous joint and coalition exercises and has flown in combat in the F-15C and F-22A over Iraq and Syria. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the 140th Wing Commander.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small, socially-distanced group of CONG leaders and invited guests will observe the ceremony which will also be broadcast live via Zoom.