Colonel Steven M. Hefferon

Col Steven M. Hefferon is the Mission Support Group Commander of the 107th Attack Wing, New York Air National Guard, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York. He leads the operations for the Civil Engineer Squadron, Security Forces Squadron, Force Support Squadron, Logistics Readiness Squadron, Communications Flight, and Contracting. His group of over 325 personnel ensure cohesive integration of functions and resources for all unit federal mission sets including two geographically separated units and all unit state Domestic Operations missions.

Col Hefferon entered the Active-Duty Air Force in September of 1986, attended enlisted Aircraft Maintenance Communications Specialist Technical School at Keesler AFB, Mississippi and graduated in May 1987. Col Hefferon was stationed at Charleston AFB, SC and transferred to the Air National Guard in 1988. Col Hefferon graduated with Cum Laude honors from the State University of New York at Cortland with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Secondary Social Studies and History in 1992 and was commissioned in 1994. Col Hefferon served as the 107 Air Refueling Wing Chief of Supply and Logistics Readiness Squadron Commander. Col Hefferon deployed in support Operation Enduring Freedom in June of 2009 and served as the Chief of Operations International Security Assistance Force, Allied Movement Coordination Center, Eindhoven Netherlands and forward deployed to Afghanistan. Col Hefferon was then tasked with the administration of all wing fiduciary responsibilities as the Comptroller Flight Commander. Prior to his current assignment Col Hefferon served as the Deputy Mission Support Group Commander.



1992 Bachelor Arts, Secondary Social Studies/History, SUNY Cortland, Cortland N.Y

1994 Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tenn.

1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2005 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2016 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2018 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y

 1.  May 1987 – August 1988, Aircraft Maintenance Communication Specialist, Charleston AFB, SC
 2.  August 1988 – April 1994, Aircraft Maintenance Comm/Nav Specialist, 107 FW, Niagara Falls ARS, NY
 3.  April 1994 – April 2000, Supply Officer, 107 ARW, Niagara Falls ARS, NY
 4.  April 2000 – October 2001, Chief of Supply, 107 ARW, Niagara Falls ARS, NY
 5.  November 2001 – February 2011, Commander, Logistics Readiness Squadron, 107 AW, Niagara Falls ARS, NY       
 6.  February 2011 – May 2015, Comptroller Flight Commander, 107 ATKW, Niagara Falls ARS, NY
 7.  May 2015 – September 2020, Deputy Mission Support Group Commander, 107 ATKW, Niagara Falls ARS, NY

 8.  September 2020 – Present, Mission Support Group Commander, 107 ATKW, Niagara Falls ARS, NY



1.  June 2009 – December 2009, Chief of Operations ISAF, Allied Movement Coordination Center, Air Force Base Eindhoven, Netherlands, as a Lieutenant Colonel


Defense Meritorious Service Medal                                                                                                                                                       

Meritorious Service Medal (3 Devices)
Air Force Commendation Medal

 Air Force Achievement Medal

Military Association of New York
Military Officers Association of America

Red Cross Support to Armed Forces Board


Second Lieutenant, April 21, 1994
First Lieutenant, June 25, 1996
Captain, September 23, 1998
Major, October 2, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel, December 5, 2006

Colonel, October 5, 2020

(Current as of June 2023)