Colonel Michael Pietrucha, U.S. Air Force, was an instructor electronic warfare officer in the F-4G Wild Weasel and the F-15E Strike Eagle, amassing 156 combat missions and taking part in 2.5 SAM kills over ten combat deployments. As an irregular warfare operations officer, he has two additional combat deployments in the company of U.S. Army infantry, combat engineer, and military police units in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Articles by Michael Pietrucha

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Making Places, Not Bases a Reality

By Colonel Michael W. Pietrucha, U.S. Air Force Reserve
October 2015
The overseas basing structure isn’t what it used to be. Two major drawdowns, occurring after the end of the Vietnam War and the Cold War, have left the United States ...