Colonel Joshua J. Imme is the Deputy Commander, 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, the "Home of Herk Nation." The wing is responsible for providing worldwide deployable C-130 aircraft, aircrew, support personnel, and equipment for Air Mobility Command and Air Expeditionary Force tasking’s while serving more than 10,000 personnel and families in the Little Rock community. As deputy commander, Col. Imme assists the commander in directing the combined efforts of all operations and support activities of the installation and the wing’s worldwide mobility mission that includes the operation and sustainment of 62 C-130 aircraft. He is responsible for ensuring the readiness and well-being of 10,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Air National Guard, and civilian personnel and their families. Col. Imme works in concert with the 314th Airlift Wing (AETC), the 189th Airlift Wing (ANG), the 913th Airlift Group (AFRC), and the 29th Weapons Squadron (ACC).

Col. Imme entered the Air Force in May 2000 through the United States Air Force Academy. He has served in various leadership positions at the Squadron, Group, and Wing level. He is a C-130J command pilot and led crews in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. He supported humanitarian and aeromedical evacuation missions in the Pacific and the United States. He served as a C-130 Weapons Officer and deployed as the Chief of Safety in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Prior to his current position he was the Senior U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Liaison Officer to U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

2000 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, USAF Academy, Colo.
2000 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Master of Arts, Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Mass.
2010 Graduate Certificate in Security Studies, University of Massachusetts, Lowell,
2010 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Air War College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

August 2000 – February 2001, Operations Duty Officer, 40th Helicopter Flight,
     Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
2.  February 2001 – October 2001, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training,
     37th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3.  October 2001 – Apr 2002, Student, Training Squadron 35, Corpus Christi, Texas
4.  May 2002 – October 2002, C-130 Formal Training, 53 Airlift Squadron, Little Rock
     AFB, Ark.
5.  October 2002 – June 2006, C-130 Pilot, Tactics Officer, Chief of Plans, 517th Airlift
     Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
6.  June 2006 – Sept 2010, C-130 Evaluator Pilot, Chief of Standardization and
     Evaluation, 50th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
7.  September 2010 – February 2011, Wing Weapons Officer, Chief of Tactics,
     19th Operations Group, Little Rock AFB, Ark. July 2010 –  December 2010,
     Student, 19th Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
8.  February 2011 – November 2012, Initial Cadre, C-130 Weapons Officer, Evaluator
     Pilot, Assistant Director of Operations, 537 Airlift Squadron, Joint Base
     Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
9.  November 2012 – October 2013, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 3rd
     Operations Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson,  Alaska
10. October 2013 – December 2014, Chief of Airdrop Operations, Headquarters
      Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
11. December 2014 – September 2015, Deputy Chief, Combat Operations
      Division, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
12. September 2015 – March 2016, Strategy Advisor, Directorate of Operations,
      Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
23. March 2016 – July 2017, Director of Operations, 43rd Operations Support
      Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, N.C.
14. July 2017 – August 2018, Chief of Safety, 43d Air Mobility Operations Group,
      Pope Army Airfield, N.C.
15. August 2018 – June 2020, Commander, 43rd Air Mobility Squadron, Pope
      Army Airfield, N.C.
16. July 2020 – May 2021, Student, Air War College, Air University, Maxwell
      AFB, Ala.
17. June 2021 – August 2023, Senior U.S. Transportation Command Liaison
      Officer to U.S. European Command, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany.
18. August 2023 – Present, Deputy Commander, 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock
      AFB, Ark.

1.  June 2021 – August 2023, Senior U.S. Transportation Command Liaison Officer to
     U.S. European Command, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany.

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 3,500 including over 800 combat hours
Aircraft Flown: T-37, C-12, C-130E, C-130H, C-130J

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

Second Lieutenant May 31, 2000
First Lieutenant May 31, 2002
Captain May 31, 2004
Major March 1, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 2015
Colonel September 1, 2021

(Current as of AUGUST 2023)