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Lt. Col. John P. Cappella Zielinski

Lieutenant Colonel John P. Cappella Zielinski is the Commander of the 60th Force Support Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California. He is responsible for providing vital mission support through Airman and family services, community services, force development, manpower and personnel programs, sustainment services, mortuary affairs, Honor Guard, and installation readiness.  He oversees a squadron comprised of 734 personnel in 71 facilities among 41 activities with an appropriated fund budget of $5.2M annually and non-appropriated fund revenues exceeding $12.1M annually. The Force Support Squadron supports 26,500 Active Duty, Reserve, and civilian personnel and their families.

Lt Col Cappella Zielinski graduated from Marian University Summa cum Laude with Honors in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Sociology. He earned a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree, 1993 and 1998 respectively, both in Anthropology/Archaeology from the State University of New York. He earned a Master of Arts degree in 2012 in National Security Studies from the Naval Post-Graduate School. He is also a former Fulbright Fellowship Scholar to Greece.

Lt Col Cappella Zielinski earned his commission in 1999 as a Distinguished Graduate of Officer Training School, receiving the Jefferson Award for Academic Excellence and the Webster Briefing Award. He holds a Senior Personnel Badge, Basic Operations Support and Communications Badges, and Special Experience Identifiers for Personnel Support for Contingency Operations, and Manpower-Personnel Systems. He is also a qualified International Affairs Officer as a Political Affairs Strategist.


Deputy Commander


 Mr. Brian S. Floyd

Mr. Brian S. Floyd is currently the Deputy Commander of the 60th Force Support Squadron. In this capacity, he assists the Commander in planning and managing a comprehensive program of activities to meet the physical, recreational, lodging, personnel, manpower, mortuary, and social needs of 7,063 military, 12,948 dependents, 1,908 civilians, 3,078 Air Force Reservist personnel, and 48,000 retirees that constitute the customer base of the largest Force Support Squadron in AMC.

He began his Air Force career as a Youth Program and Sports Specialist at the Air Force Academy in 1980.  In 1986 he became the Youth Director at Wright Patterson Air Force Base managing a program that serviced the needs of over 10,000 youth.  In 1987 he was selected as the Community Center Director at Lackland AFB and played a major role in helping Lackland win the coveted Curtis E. Lemay award as the best Morale, Welfare and Recreation squadron in the Air Force.  His other assignments include Community Center Director, Lindsey Air Station, Germany; Deputy MWR Director, Soesterberg AB, The Netherlands; Family Member Support Flight Chief, Spangdahlem AB, Germany; Family Member Support Flight Chief, Ramstein AB, Germany; Business Flight Chief, Beale AFB, CA; Business and Community Support Director, Bolling AFB, Washington D.C.  In 1992, while stationed at Soesterberg, he won the Meritorious Award as the best Services Director in USAFE.  In 2009 he once again won the Meritorious Award, this time as the AMC Senior Civilian of the year as the Deputy FSS at Travis.

He has been the acting commander for several services squadrons and held many air staff level positions including Chief, Resources and Requirements; Chief, Business and Community Operations, and Services Audit Review Director.  As a member of Air Staff, he played a key role in getting Secretariat support to earmark $50M in BRAC dollars for future non-appropriated fund and DeCA projects.  He also procured Chief of Staff of the Air Force approval for the FY01 NAF Facilities Construction program resulting in the construction of 20 projects totaling $49.5M.

He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College and is a Certified Recreational Professional by the National Recreation and Parks Association.