Colonel William B. Annie is the Vice Commander of the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, Eastern Regional Airport, Martinsburg, West Virginia a strategic airlift unit flying the C-17A Globemaster III airplane. He assists the Commander in the training and equipment of over 1,100 military members and the execution of world-wide missions in support of National and State Taskings.
Col. Annie entered service as an enlisted Airman October 14,1995, as a Security Policeman. After attaining the rank of staff sergeant in 1999, Col. Annie attend the Academy of Military Science where he was Commissioned as a second lieutenant on May 5, 2000. Prior to his present assignment Colonel Annie held command positions as the 167th Force Support Squadron Commander and as the 167th Mission Support Group Commander. Col. Annie has been mobilized for Operation Noble Eagle in 2001 and deployed in 2009 supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition, he has participated in Operation Team Spirit and Operation Foal Eagle South Korea.
1999 Bachelor of Science degree West Virginia State College
2005 Master of Science degree Mountain State University
2006 Squadron officers School by Correspondence
2007 Air National Guard Academic Instructors Certification
2010 Air Command and Staff College by Correspondence
2013 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2014 Air War College by Distance Learning Academic Excellence Award
2016 Federal Emergency Management Agency Master Exercise Practitioner Certification
2019 Reserve Component National Security Course Fort McNair Washington, D.C.
2022 Joint Task Force Commanders Course Peterson AFB, Colo.
1. October 1995–May 2000 Security Police Journeyman 130th Security Forces Squadron, Charleston, W.Va.
2. June 2000–October 2003 Transportation Officer 130th Airlift Wing, Charleston, W.Va.
3. November 2003–November 2005 Logistics Readiness Officer 130th Airlift Wing, Charleston, W.Va.
4. December 2005–April 2009 Plans Officer, Headquarters, West Virginia Air National Guard, Charleston, W.Va.
5. May 2009–January 2010 Coalition Joint Plans Officer Multi-National Force Iraq-Baghdad Iraq
6. February 2010–July 2015 Plans Officer, Headquarters, West Virginia Air National Guard, Charleston, W.Va.
7. August 2015–June 2017 A-7 Installations and Security, Headquarters, West Virginia Air National Guard, Charleston, W.Va.
8. July 2017–May 2020 Force Support Squadron Commander 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va.
9. June 2020–August 2022 Mission Support Group Commander 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va.
10. September 2022–Present Vice Wing Commander 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W.Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal with Service Star
Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with Silver and Bronze Star Devices
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
AF Overseas Ribbon Short with Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass and 2 'M' Devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with Bronze Star Device
AF Training Ribbon with Bronze Star Device
NATO Medal with Service Star
United States Army Combat Action Badge
United States Army Former Wartime Service Identification Badge Multi-National Corps Iraq
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
West Virginia Distinguished Unit Award 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
West Virginia National Guard Minuteman Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster
West Virginia Service Ribbon 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
West Virginia State Service Ribbon 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
West Virginia Emergency Service Ribbon 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
West Virginia Achievement Ribbon
West Virginia Commendation Medal
DC National Guard Presidential Inauguration Service Ribbon
National Guard Association West Virginia Life Member
National Guard Association United States Life Member
Reserve Officers Association Life Member
Veterans of Foreign War Life Member Post 8363
1997 Dulugas Top Cop Award
2006 National Guard Association of West Virginia Officer of the Year
2013 Air Force Academy Tallman Pin Award
“The Effects of Social Media on OPSEC,” NDU Press, Joint Forces Quarterly, April 2013
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
2nd Lieutenant, 5 May 2000
1st Lieutenant, 5 May 2002
Captain, 25 May 2004
Major, 7 June 2008
Lieutenant Colonel, 7 June 2012
Colonel, 3 June 2020
(Current as of October 2022)