Colonel Michael P. Campos is Commander of the 374th Maintenance Group, 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base Japan. The group consists of two squadrons providing total maintenance support, including organizational and intermediate-level maintenance, for all assigned C-130J, UH-1N, and C-12J aircraft in the Department of Defense's only airlift wing in the Pacific theater. As the Western Pacific airlift hub, Yokota Air Base provides mission ready forces and base operating support to guarantee U.S. forward presence and crisis response.

Colonel Campos entered the Air Force in 1999 as a Personnel Officer, receiving his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a Personnel Officer, he held key duties in two Military Personnel Flights and served as Squadron Section Commander in three diverse units.

In 2004, Colonel Campos voluntarily cross-trained into the Aircraft Maintenance Officer career field and has experience leading maintenance activities at the squadron, group, and Major Command levels, mainly in special operations. 


1998 Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Magna cum Laude, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL 2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence

2011 Master of Arts in National Security Studies, American Military University, Charles Town, WV

2016 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence

2017 Enterprise Logistics Course, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2019 Joint Logistics Course, Ft Lee, VA 2019 Advanced Program in Logistics & Technology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

1. February 1999 – February 2000, Chief of Career Enhancements, 437th Mission Support Squadron, Charleston AFB, SC

2. February 2000 – February 2001, Squadron Section Commander, 437th Supply Squadron, Charleston AFB, SC

3. March 2001 – August 2002, Squadron Section Commander, 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa,Japan

4. August 2002 – July 2003, Chief of Customer Support, 18th Mission Support Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan; (November 2002 – June 2003, PERSCO Team Chief, 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, Seeb AB, Sultanate of Oman)

5. July 2003 – November 2004, Squadron Section Commander, 353d Maintenance Squadron, 353d SpecialOperations Group, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

6. November 2004 – March 2005, Student, Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, TX

7. March 2005 – October 2006, Maintenance Flight Commander, 43d Maintenance Squadron, Pope AFB, NC; (May2006 – October 2006, Maintenance Operations Officer, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Ali Al SalemAB, Kuwait)

8. October 2006 – July 2008, Maintenance Operations Officer, 43d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Pope AFB, NC support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, and INHERENT RESOLVE. Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Campos was the Commander of the 352d Special Operations Maintenance Group at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom.

9. July 2008 – April 2009, Maintenance Operations Officer, 7th Component Maintenance Squadron, Dyess AFB, TX

10. April 2009 – July 2010, Maintenance Operations Officer, 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Dyess AFB, TX

11. July 2010 – July 2011, Commander, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait

12. July 2011 – June 2013, Commander, 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL; (April 2012–July 2012, Commander, 1st Expeditionary Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, Data Masked);(September 2012 – October 2012, Maintenance Mission Commander, Air Force Special Operations Detachment, Data Masked)

13. July 2013 – July 2014, Chief, Maintenance Management Branch, Logistics Directorate, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL

14. July 2014 – February 2016, Chief, Weapons Systems Branch, Logistics Directorate, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL; (July 2015 – January 2016, Director of Logistics (J4), Joint Special Operations Air Component – Central, Data Masked)

15. February 2016 – July 2016, Chief, Support Systems Branch, Logistics Directorate, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL

16. July 2016 – July 2018, Commander, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM

17. July 2018 – July 2021, Deputy Commander, 352d Special Operations Maintenance Group, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom

18. July 2021 – June 2023, Commander, 352d Special Operations Maintenance Group, RAF Mildenhall, UnitedKingdom

19. June 2023 - Present, Commander, 374th Maintenance Group, Yokota Air Base, Japan


AC-130U, AC-130W, MC-130H, MC-130P, MC-130J, C-130E, C-130H, C-130J, EC-130H, B-1B, C-12J, C-17A, CV-22B, C-146A, MQ-1, and UH-1N aircraft


Legion of Merit Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

NATO Medal

Second Lieutenant Jan 13, 1999
First Lieutenant Jan 13, 2001
Captain Jan 13, 2003
Major Aug 01, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel Feb 01, 2014
Colonel Apr 01, 2020