Colonel Douglas E. Pierce is the Commander, 647th Air Base Group, 15th Wing, and Deputy Commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. In the 647th Air Base Group, he leads over 900 personnel and five squadrons to deliver the full range of mission support for base, theather and global air/joint operations as required by the Commander,U.S. Pacific Command and the Commander, Pacific Air Forces. He directly supports operation of the AF’s largest joint, dual-use airfield, leads base emergency operations, protects $6.5B in DoD assets, acquires $220M in support for theater missions and maintains/trains war fighting-ready forces for ongoing expeditionary combat support. As the Deputy Commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, he assists the Joint Base Commander with activating, integrating and guiding over 50 installation support functions for joint base operations supporting more than 38,000 personnel and families.