Colonel Leonard J. Kosinski is the vice commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California. As vice commander he serves as assistant to the commander for the combined efforts of all operations and support activities associated with the worldwide air mobility mission. The C-5, KC-10, and C-17 assigned aircraft participate in air, land and aerial refueling taskings responding to Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed combat operations and supporting U.S. State Department-sponsored humanitarian relief efforts worldwide. In the absence of the commander, Colonel Kosinski is responsible for ensuring the readiness and well being of nearly 26,100 active duty, Reserve and civilian personnel and their families.
Colonel Kosinski was commissioned upon graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in operations research. He served in operational assignments in the KC-135 and C-17, is an Olmsted Scholar and is a distinguished graduate of the Defense Language Institute. Colonel Kosinski has also served in major USAF operations including Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, Operation ALLIED FORCE, Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation UNITED RELIEF. He was also the commander of the Heavy Airlift Squadron at Pápa Air Base, Hungary, where he helped stand up a 12-nation Strategic Airlift Capability C-17 consortium in order to provide worldwide C-17 airlift and airdrop in support of the European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, United Nations and other international requirements.
- Going Multinational in Defense: A Theory of Integration and Knowledge in Military Strategic Alliances
Fields of Study
- International Security Studies