Col. Michael A. Hrynciw III is the Commander of the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, located at Camp Perry, Port Clinton, Ohio. The Squadron provides a self-sufficient mobile engineer and heavy construction capability for geographic combatant commanders and the Governor of Ohio. The Commander is responsible to organize, train, and equip the 410 person unit that is ready to deploy worldwide on short notice and operate in austere environments. In addition, the unit provides a highly-skilled emergency response force to include engineering, power production teams, and first responders such as emergency managers that support federal, state and local emergencies.

Throughout his career, he served in various command, engineering, and operations positions throughout the European, Pacific, and Middle Eastern regions. His previous leadership assignments include Director of Installations and Facilities for Joint Force Headquarters Ohio, deputy commander 200th RED HORSE Squadron, and Commander of the 809th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron. He has deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Jump Start, and Iraqi Freedom. Col. Hrynciw became a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio in 2003. Prior to assuming his current position, the Colonel was the Commander of the Civil Engineer Squadron, 180th Fighter Wing, Toledo, Ohio.


1989 Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas

1992 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management, University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio

1994 Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Toledo, Toledo Ohio

1995 Academy of Military Science, Commissioning Program, McGhee-Tyson ANGB, Tenn.

1996 Civil Engineer School, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

2011 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2013 Air Command and Staff College, Air Reserve Command Seminar Program, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2016 Master of Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.



  1. June 1995-June 2007, Engineering Flight Officer-In-Charge, 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Port Clinton, Ohio
  2. June 2002-October 2002, Detachment Commander, 200th Expeditionary RHS, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
  3. February 2005-September 2005, Convoy Commander, 557th Expeditionary RHS, Camp Taji, Iraq
  4. June 2007-April 2010, Operations Flight OIC, 200th RHS, Port Clinton, Ohio
  5. April 2010-September 2010, Commander, 809th Expeditionary RHS, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
  6. September 2010-August 2012, Operations OIC, 200 RHS, Port Clinton, Ohio
  7. August 2012-August 2013, Operations Flight Commander, 200th RHS, Port Clinton, Ohio
  8. August 2013-January 2014, Deputy Commander, 200th RHS, Port Clinton, Ohio
  9. January 2014-July 2015, Director of Installations and Facilities, Joint Force Headquarters, Columbus, Ohio
  10. July 2015-June 2016, Graduate Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
  11. July 2016-December 2018, Commander, 180th Civil Engineer Squadron, Toledo, Ohio
  12. January 2019-Present, Commander, 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Port Clinton, Ohio



    Bronze Star Medal

    Meritorious Service Medal with five bronze oak leaf clusters



    Air Force Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster

    Army Commendation Medal

    Air Force Achievement Medal



    Major General Greg Wayt Visionary Leadership Award, 2015, Ohio National Guard

    Second Lieutenant of the Year Award, 1996, Ohio National Guard



    National Guard Association of the United States

    Ohio National Guard Association, Life Member

    Air National Guard Civil Engineer Association, Life Member

    Army War College Foundation, Life Member

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2497, Life Member

    Professional Engineer, Ohio



    Second Lieutenant June 15, 1995

    First Lieutenant June 15, 1997

    Captain Oct. 22, 1999

    Major Oct. 22, 2006

    Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 22, 2013

    Colonel Dec.18, 2018


    (Current as of January 2019)

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