February 18, 1965 - August 21, 2021

U.S. Veteran

Our family wishes to honor Wade in the manner to which he so well deserves, but due to the severity of the pandemic we have decided to postpone the celebration of his life for the near future.

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We sadly announce the passing of Wade Alan Krieger, of Merritt Island, FL, on 21 August 2021 due to complications related to COVID-19. He was born to George L. Krieger and Minnie Ann Coleman Krieger on 18 February 1965 in Memphis, TN. Wade is survived by his wife, Brenda Hudson Krieger and children: Sydney Wade Krieger, Aaron M. Vickers, and Joseph R. Vickers, and his brother Carey Krieger.
Wade received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at Memphis State University in 1988, followed by his attendance at the United States Air Force Special Investigation Academy in 1989. Wade went on to Squadron Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base in 1996 and completed Air Command and Staff College in 2004. In 2019 Wade graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Session 276.
Wade was a peaceful man, loved and respected by many, as is evident in the outpouring of care and concern he had for others. He was dedicated to his family and provided guidance to all who needed it. Wade has shared his wisdom with family and friends through the years, and those who have embraced his advice have found themselves better for it.
He was a natural born leader in civilian life as well as in his career in the United States Air Force. Lieutenant Colonel Wade A. Krieger was the individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) to the Commander, 3rd Field Investigations Squadron, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Lackland Air Force Base, TX. Lieutenant Colonel Krieger received his Commission via the Air Force ROTC program in 1988 and served on active duty until December 1998. In January 1999, he entered the Air Force Reserves.
As a civilian, Lieutenant Colonel Krieger was a Special Agent for the NASA Office of Inspector General at the Kennedy Space Center, FL. His duties included conducting felony white-collar criminal investigations pertaining to NASA and acting as an agency firearms instructor. Wade worked with some of the most revered aerospace experts at NASA in solving crimes involving falsifications of metallurgy testing of metals used directly on military and NASA rockets.