Colonel Kyle H. Goldstein is the Deputy Commander, 934th Airlift Wing located at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Air Reserve Station Minn. The Wing is comprised of nearly 1,600 Airmen across three groups and 12 squadrons and operates eight C-130H aircraft. As the installation deputy commander he also leads the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Air Reserve Station including providing support to the nearly 5,000 assigned Air National Guard, Army National Guard and Naval Operations Support Center.

Prior to his current position, Col. Goldstein was the commander, 340th Flying Training Group, United States Air Force Reserve, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He was responsible for the overall success of the Air Force Reserve Command's Reserve Instructor Program, which trains and provides experienced instructor pilots, jump masters, and Basic Military Training instructors to Air Education and Training Command's instructor force.

Additionally, Col. Goldstein has served as the Deputy A3/A5 Director, 22nd Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. Twenty-Second Air Force has command supervision of the Reserve's tactical air mobility operations and other vital mission sets, including distinguished visitor airlift, undergraduate pilot training, flight test operations, and a highly mobile civil engineering response force.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and earned his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Colonel Goldstein graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in 2000 and was assigned as an F-15C fighter pilot at the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In 2003, he deployed to Tabuk Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as an integral member of the 485th Air Expeditionary Wing. He executed critical missions supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, ensuring air superiority during strikes over Baghdad.

Colonel Goldstein is a command pilot with over 3,000 flying hours in the F-15C, T-38A/C, B-737, T-37 with over 60 of those in combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom.



1998 Bachelor of Arts in Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, AFROTC, Blue Ribbon Graduate

2000 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Top Academic Graduate

2000 Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Distinguished Graduate 2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL, Top Third Graduate

2009 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

2010 Masters of Business Administration, Trident University, Summa Cum Laude

2012 Leadership Today and Tomorrow, Washington D.C.

2013 Theater Security Decision Making, US Naval War College

2013 AFSO 21, Greenbelt Certified/ Six Sigma Academic Certified, JBSA-Randolph, Texas

2013 Advanced Command and Staff Course - Reserve, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom 2016 Air War College, by correspondence

2016 Reserve Component National Security Course, Washington D.C.


  1. Jul 1998 - Jan 1999, Squadron Executive Officer, 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
  2. Feb 1999 - Jun 2000, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
  3. Jun 2000 - Aug 2000, Student, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph AFB, Texas
  4. Sep 2000 - Jul 2001, F-15C Student Pilot, 95th Fighter Training Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
  5. Aug 2001 - Mar 2004, F-15C Fighter Pilot, 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
  6. Apr 2004 - Nov 2006, IFF T-38C Instructor / Eval Pilot, 435th Fighter Training Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.
  7. Dec 2006 - Mar 2008, IFF Instructor Pilot/ Chief of Flight Safety, 12th Flying Training Wing, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  8. Apr 2008 - Mar 2010, AETC Inspector General/ IFF Instructor Pilot, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  9. Apr 2010 - Sep 2014, Assistant Flight Commander/ Chief Instructor Pilot, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  10. Sep 2014 - Jan 2015, Flight Commander, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  11. Feb 2015 - Apr 2016, Director of Operations, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  12. May 2016 - Dec 2018, Commander, 39th Flying Training Squadron, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  13. Jan 2019 - Jun 2019, Deputy Commander, 12th Operations Group Commander, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  14. Jun 2019 - Nov 2020, Assistant Director of Operations, 340th Flying Training Group, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  15. Nov 2020 - Mar 2022, Deputy Director of Operations and Readiness, 22nd Air Force, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
  16. Mar 2022 – Mar 2024, Commander, 340th Flying Training Group, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
  17. Mar 2024 – Present, Deputy Commander, 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St Paul IAP ARS, Minn.


Rating: Command Pilot

Flight hours: 3039

Aircraft flown: F-15C, T-38A/C, T-37, T-50, M-346, T-2, T-45, B-737


Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters

Air Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

AF Outstanding Unit Award with 5 oak leaf clusters

Combat Readiness Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

AF Longevity Service with 4 oak leaf clusters

Air Force Special Duty Ribbon

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)

AF Training Ribbon