Second Lieutenant 

  May 1995


 First Lieutenant 




  May 1999



   May 2005


 Lieutenant Colonel

    May 2012



   Feb. 2019




Colonel Spinelli is the Commander of the 932nd Medical Group. As Commander of the Medical Group he is responsible for leading, training, and deploying more than 350 medics around the world from the 932nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron and the 932nd Medical Squadron. He also ensures the 932nd Airlift Wing's 1100 members are medically qualified for worldwide deployment with services from the 932nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron. Under his command the 932d Medical Squadron and the 932d Aeromedical Staging Squadron were both awarded AFRC's Reserve Outstanding Unit Award.

As a fully trained pediatrician and flight surgeon, Col Spinelli also aids in the care and medical evaluations of the 932nd Airlift Wing's 1100 members. The 932nd Medical Squadron provides expeditionary medical care, to include humanitarian aid and disaster relief services, medical patient transit services, and can deploy a fully functioning medical treatment facility anywhere in the world, while the 32nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron facilitates patient movement through their enroute patient staging system facilitating logistic and medical needs along the way.

Col Spinelli was a helicopter mechanic and crew chief with the Missouri National Guard from 1989 through 1995. He was a part of the fire and crash response team and was the Non Commissioned Office in Charge over the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical team. He was a member of the 135th Engineering Unit, where he was tasked with mountainous and desert operations. His team also assisted the DEA in airborne counter-drug operations.

Col Spinelli received both Army and Air Force HPSP scholarships, and ultimately chose the Air Force. He completed his undergraduate degree from Truman State University and went on to attend Medical School at A.T Still University. Once he finished schooling, he then completed his Pediatric residency at Keesler Air Force Base. After graduation, he was assigned to Scott Air force base where he ultimately became the Chief of Pediatrics for over 6,000 empaneled children. Col Spinelli transitioned to the reserves in 2006, first as an IMA, then transitioning into pediatrics and flight medicine as a traditional reservist. In his civilian job, he practices pediatrics at a large health care organization.


1990 Helicopter Maintenance Course --UH1H
1991 Primary Leadership Development course
1993 Nuclear Biological Chemical NCO Course
1994 Bachelor of Science, Biology
1999 Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
2000 Keesler Medical Center Internship
2001 Combat Casualty Care Course
2002 Kessler Medical Center Residency
2002 Squadron Officer School, correspondence
2016 Aerospace Medicine (AMP) Course
2017 Air War College, Outstanding Graduate, correspondence
2020 Military Medical Humanitarian Course (MMHAC)
2020 AFRC Occupational Medicine Training Course
2020 Combined Senior Leader Course
2021 Medical Group Commanders Course
2021 AFRC Wing and Group Commanders Orientation Course
2022 Combined Senior Leader Course
2023 Joint Task Force Basic Course


1.April 1989 - June 1995, UH1H helicopter mechanic/Crew Chief, Missouri Army National Guard, Jefferson City,Missouri
2.June 1995 - July 1999, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri (IRR to attend medicalschool)
3.July 1999 - June 2002, Pediatric resident, 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
4.June 2002 - July 2006, Pediatrician, 375th Medical Group, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
5.July 2006 - April 2014, Pediatrician, IMA 375th Medical Group, Air Force Base, Illinois
6.April 2014 - April 2015, Flight Surgeon, 932nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
7.April 2015 - November 2018, Pediatrician/Flight Surgeon, 932nd Medical Squadron, Scott Air Force Base,Illinois
8.November 2018-February 2021, Commander, 932nd Medical Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
9.April 2020-February 2021, Acting Commander, 932nd Medical Group, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
10.February 2021-present, Commander, 932nd Medical Group, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois 



Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal