Sumangil, Jose "Ed"

Senior Military Fellow, Center for Strategic Research


 Areas of Expertise: Military Strategy; Asia and the Pacific

Colonel Jose "Ed" Sumangil, USAF is an active duty Air Force officer. 

Colonel Jose E. Sumangil is currently a Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) Fellow detailed to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy.  Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellows, work directly for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force in career-broadening positions specializing in national military strategy, national defense policy and international relations to gain a breadth and depth in joint and interagency experience.  Fellows serve in lieu of group or vice wing commander duty.

Prior to his assignment as a CSAF Fellow, Col Sumangil served as a Senior Military Fellow at Stanford University’s Shorenstrein Asia-Pacific Research Center.  Col Jose E. Sumangil also served as Commander of the 9th Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.  He commanded a team of over 80 Airmen who are trained and ready to employ the B-1 aircraft on a moment’s notice, thereby delivering a large-scale global strike capability to combatant commanders worldwide.  The 9th Bomb Squadron is capable of delivering rapid, overwhelming, and decisive airpower as directed by command authority; anytime, anywhere throughout the spectrum of military conflict.

Col Sumangil graduated from Rutgers University in 1997 with a degree in History.  He received his commission as a Distinguished Graduate of the US Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.  Col Sumangil served in a variety of operational assignments as a Weapon Systems Officer and Instructor Weapon Systems Officer at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho and Dyess AFB, Texas.  He was also a joint staff officer at Headquarters United States Strategic Command at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.  Col Sumangil is a Master Navigator with over 2400 hours in T-34, T-1, T-39 and B-1 aircraft and over 940 combat hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve, and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Col Sumangil holds master’s degrees from Norwich University, Air Command and Staff College, and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.  He and his wife Jennifer have three children, Amelia, Aaron (A.J.) and Ryan.