Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Slaughter is the Commander, 725th Air Mobility Squadron, Naval Station Rota, Spain. The squadron executes all en route maintenance, and command and control functions supporting the United States Transportation Command's Defense Transportation System. The 725th Air Mobility Squadron generates, launches, and recovers mobility aircraft and manages Air Mobility Command missions transiting Naval Station Rota. Additionally, the squadron oversees and provides functional expertise and technical support to Air Mobility Command geographically separated units at Moron Air Base, Spain and Naval Station Sigonella, Italy.
Lieutenant Colonel Slaughter entered the Air Force in 2005 as a graduate of AFROTC at the University of North Texas. He began his flying career in the C-130H at Dyess AFB, TX. Lieutenant Colonel Slaughter has held a number of positions at the squadron, group and Headquarters Air Force level, serving most recently as the, Chief of Strategic Basing and Force Structure, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. He is a Weapons Officer/Senior Navigator with more than 1,980 flight hours, and numerous combat deployments. Lieutenant Colonel Slaughter is a graduate of Air Mobility Command's Phoenix Mobility Program, and the C-130 Weapons School.