Col. Shelby Dreyer serves as Commander of the 137th Special Operations Wing, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, Okla. The 137th SOW is a U.S. Air Force flying wing aligned under the Air National Guard with an enduring deployment/operational reserve construct. The wing provides manned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance support for Air Force Special Operations Command and provides Agile Combat Support in Acquisition, Engineering, Communications, Security, Cyberspace, Logistics, and Manpower. The 137th SOW is comprised of three groups, including 14 squadrons and flights and 10 staff offices with more than 1,200 personnel.

Col. Dreyer directs, trains, equips and maintains a diverse military force capable of short notice, world-wide deployments in response to Department of Defense approved war plans and contingencies and disaster relief as a multi-mission air wing.

Col. Shelby Dreyer joined the Air National Guard and commissioned in 2001 at the Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, TN. Her career includes over 19 years in the Intelligence Community, both within the Air National Guard and Army National Guard. Col Dreyer started her military career as an Intelligence Officer at the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa, OK, supporting F-16 flying missions. She then transferred to the 114th Fighter Wing, Sioux Falls, SD, as an Intelligence Officer, Deputy A2, and then transitioned to the South Dakota Army National Guard as the Deputy J2 for the South Dakota Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Rapid, Rapid City, SD. Col Dreyer later moved with her family back to Oklahoma and transferred to the 137th Air Refueling Wing, as an Intelligence Officer supporting KC-135 missions. Within the 137th Special Operations Wing, Col. Dreyer has performed in leadership positions to include Senior Intelligence Officer, Commander of the 285th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron, 137 SOW Chief of Staff, 137 Mission Support Group Commander and 137 SOW Deputy Commander.



1997 Associate of Arts, Bacone College, Muskogee, OK
1999 Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO
2000 Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, TN
2000 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery AL
2001 Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, TX
2002 F-16 Intelligence Formal Training Unit, Luke AFB, AZ
2008 Squadron Officer School, correspondence
2011 Military Intelligence Captain Career Course, Ft. Huachuca, Sierra Vista, AZ
2012 AMC Intelligence Formal Training Unit, St. Joseph, MO
2015 Air Command and Staff College, correspondence
2015 AFSOC Intelligence Formal Training Unit, Hurlburt Field, FL
2019 Joint Air Component Coordination Element, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
2020 Air War College, correspondence



1. June 2000 - Jan 2005: Intelligence Officer, 138 Fighter Wing, Tulsa ANG, OK
2. August 2001 - September 2001: Intel Ops Officer, 125 EFS, Southern Watch, Al Jaber, Kuwait
3. September 2002 - October 2002: Intel Ops Officer, 125 EFS, Northern Watch, Incirlik, Turkey
4. Jan 2005 - March 2006: Intelligence Operations Officer, 114th Fighter Wing, Sioux Falls, SD
5. March 2006 - August 2009: Intel Ops Officer/ Deputy Director A2, 114th Fighter Wing, Sioux Falls, SD
6. August 2009 - March 2012: Deputy Director J2, South Dakota Army National Guard, Rapid City, SD
7. Mar 2012 - Oct 2015: Intelligence Operations Officer, 137th Operations Group, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
8. Oct 2015 - Oct 2020: Commander, 285th Special Ops Intelligence Squadron, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
9. Jan 2020 - Apr 2020: Liaison, USAFE/AFAFRICA JACCE, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa
10. October 2020 - July 2021: Chief of Staff, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
11. Oct 2020 - Dec 2020: MC-12 Liaison, Embassy Fusion Intel Cell, U.S. Embassy Bogota,Colombia
12. July 2021 - Oct 2022: Commander, 137 SOMSG, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
13. Oct 2022 - Apr 2024: Deputy Commander, 137 SOW, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
14. Apr 2024 - Present: Commander, 137 SOW, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK


Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service with four Oak Leaf Clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass device
Air Force Training Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Oklahoma National Guard Long Service Ribbon with one device
South Dakota Distinguished Service
South Dakota Emergency Operations Ribbon



Second Lieutenant  June 2000
First Lieutenant  June 2002
Captain  June 2004
Major  September 2008
Lieutenant Colonel  May 2015
Colonel  May 2022

(Current as of April 2024)