Col. Robert A. Barth is the Commander of the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. His former assignment was as the Deputy Commander of the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 944th ASTS consist of 32 officers and 99 enlisted Airmen providing En-Route Patient Staging System and Critical Care Air Transport Team missions. Advises the Commander on unit morale, training, budgetary, readiness and disciplinary issues. Provides additional duties to the unit as a Resource Advisor, Authorizing Official and as an Investigating Officer when called upon for commander directed investigations.

Col. Barth began his healthcare career in 1986 as a firefighter/paramedic then obtaining his registered nurse license in 1993. Colonel Barth was commissioned on 7 June 2002 through a direct commission to the Air Force Reserves.

Col. Barth has served more than 20 years in the Air Force Reserves as a critical care, emergency, and trauma nurse, and he has served in progressive leadership positions throughout his military career. He has deployed in support of Operation Unified Response as a CCATT nurse during the 2010 Haiti earthquake humanitarian crisis. Prior to his current position, Colonel Barth was the Interim Commander of the 944th ASTS, Interim Commander and Chief Nurse of the 944th Medical Squadron.

1988 Paramedic Program Graduate, Phoenix College, Ariz.
1992 Firefighter I & II, Flagstaff Fire Academy, Flagstaff, Ariz.
1993 Associate Science in Nursing, the University of the State of New York, Albany
1997 Bachelor of Science in Business Management, University of Phoenix, Ariz.
2003 Reserve Commissioned Officers Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2004 Critical Care Aeromedical Transport Team (Basic) Course, Brooks AFB, Texas
2005 Squadron Officer School, by distance learning
2007 Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, Ariz.
2007 Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Ariz.
2007 Critical Care Aeromedical Transport Team (Advanced) Course, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
2012 Air Command and Staff College, by distance learning
2015 Chief Nurse-4NOX1 Functional Manager Leadership Course, Robins AFB, Ga.
2021 Air War College, by distance learning
2022 Combined Senior Leadership Course, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.

1. June 2002 – Jan 2004, Critical Care and Emergency/Trauma Nurse, 944 ASTS, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
2. February 2004 – January 2012, CCATT Clinical Coordinator, 944 ASTS, Luke AFB, Ariz.
3. February 2012 – September 2012, Emergency/Trauma Nurse, 349 ASTS, Travis AFB, Calif.
4. October 2012 – January 2015, Medical Readiness Officer, 349 ASTS, Travis AFB, Calif
5. February 2015 – October 2017, Chief Nurse, 944 MDS, Luke AFB, Ariz.
6. November 2017 – April 2018, Interim Commander, 944 MDS, Luke AFB, Ariz.
7. May 2018 – March 2020, Deputy Commander and Chief Nurse, 944 MDS, Luke AFB, Ariz.
8. April 2020 – June 2020, Interim Commander and Chief Nurse, 944 MDS, Luke AFB, Ariz.
9. August 2020 – October 2021, Deputy Commander, 944 ASTS, Luke AFB, Ariz.
10. November 2021 – January 2022, Interim Commander, 944 ASTS, Luke AFB, Ariz.
11. January 2021 – February 2023, Deputy Commander, 944 ASTS, Luke AFB, Ariz.
12. February 2023 – present, Commander, 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf
National Defense Medal
Global War of Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass

Captain July 1, 2000
Major May 2, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel May 2, 2013 
Colonel Jan. 31, 2023

(Current as of June 2022)