OG deputy commander Panther of the Week
By , 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 10, 2014
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Name: Lt. Col. Bob Reeves, 460th Operations Group deputy commander
Length of Service: 20 years. Joined the Air Force in 1994 from University of Georgia ROTC
Hometown: Snellville, Georgia
Hobbies: Spending time with family at sporting events, running and riding motorcycles
Panther at a glance: Reeves and his wife, Dani, dated in college and married before he joined the Air Force. Their son, Will, attends Colorado Mesa University and is an avid rock climber and outdoorsman. Their daughter, Rae, is a senior in high school and just finished her final season on the varsity volleyball team.
Reeves currently serves as the deputy group commander for the 460th Operations Group. As a career space operations and missile launch officer, he served as missile combat crew commander and senior instructor crew commander at Malmstrom AFB, Montana. He then led space integration efforts as chief of space wargames at the Space Warfare Center. Upon graduating from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School in 2001, Reeves served as the Operations Officer for the 67th Information Warfare Flight, Air Mobility Command. Reeves returned to the Weapons School to instruct and serve as assistant director of operations for 328th Weapons Squadron Academics and chief of Weapons School Academics. After Nellis AFB, he served at Headquarters Air Force Space Command as the chief of weapons and tactics. Following a brief assignment as the chief of safety for the 21st Space Wing, Reeves returned to the weapons school as the commander of the 328th Weapons Squadron. Reeves has also led Air Force combat capabilities integration as both space and non-kinetic effects planner for Operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.
"Lt Col Reeves filled in as Operations Group commander and was a guiding hand preserving mission operations despite a catastrophic power loss," said Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander. "He ensured the coordination and mission success of alternate communications, mission and spacecraft state of health, and system recovery, working with multiple squadrons and operations crews. Further, he kept wing leadership in the loop with situational awareness to ensure higher headquarters status reporting was rock solid and that recovery speed could increase by utilizing wing and external resources."