AF Biographies

This database holds biographical information on Air Force leaders, active duty, Reserve and retired general officers; current senior executives; secretaries of the Air Force; and chief master sergeants of the Air Force. Air Force biographies may not have been prepared for some general officers before retirement. If a name is not listed, an Air Force biography is not available. For biography changes and updates please send an unencrypted e-mail to Air Force Biographies from a .mil e-mail address. 

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070228-F-JZ504-404 LIEUTENANT GENERAL BARTON KYLE YOUNT
Retired   July 01, 1946   Died  July 11, 1949
General Yount was born in Troy, Ohio, in January 1884. After attending Ohio State University for one year, he was appointed to the Military Academy from Ohio in 1903 and upon graduation in 1907 was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry. SERVICE Shortly after graduating from West Point, General Yount sailed for Cuba, where he joined the 27th
2/28
2007
120131-F-JZ016-527 JOSEPH D. "DEAN" YOUNT

Mr. Joseph D. "Dean" Yount, a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Special Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. His position and organization provides advice to the Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR on formulating policy
8/31
2007
070228-F-JZ504-410 BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES D. YOUREE JR.
Retired   August 01, 1977
Brigadier General Charles D. Youree Jr., is deputy chief of staff, operations plans, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He is responsible to the commander in chief, MAC, for all matters pertaining to war planning to include general, special, and service planning, disaster preparedness and contingency planning. His
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD A. YUDKIN
Retired   February 01, 1970   Died  December 13, 2004
Maj. Gen. Richard A. Yudkin is director of doctrine, concepts and objectives, Deputy Chief of Staff/Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. General Richard A. Yudkin was born in Derby, Conn., in 1919. Upon graduation from college, General Yudkin was commissioned as a Reserve officer in the Infantry. His acceptance of a scholarship for
12/16
2004
Official portrait - Maj Gen. Sarah Zabel MAJOR GENERAL SARAH E. ZABEL

Maj. Gen. Sarah E. Zabel is the Director of Information Technology Acquisition Process Development, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.
11/10
2015
Maj Gen Timothy Zadalis official photo MAJOR GENERAL TIMOTHY M. ZADALIS
Retired   October 01, 2017
Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Zadalis is the Vice Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
12/15
2015
090224-F-JZ032-234 STEVEN J. ZAMPARELLI

Steven J. Zamparelli, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Contracting, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He manages AFMC contracting policy, processes, people and technology. The 3,600-person AFMC contracting workforce executes $52 billion annually to procure emerging
2/26
2009
100810-F-JZ024-936 MAJOR GENERAL MARK R. ZAMZOW
Retired   July 01, 2012
Maj. Gen. Mark R. Zamzow is the Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa, and Vice Commander, 3rd Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, with duty at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. As the commander of the Air Component for U.S. Africa Command, he has responsibility for all Air Force activities in the Africa theater spanning 54 countries, 11 million
9/28
2005
Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER GENERAL FELIX J. ZANIEWSKI
Retired   March 25, 1979   Died  January 01, 2006
Brigadier General Felix J. Zaniewski is the staff judge advocate, Strategic Air Command, with headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. In this capacity, he is legal adviser to the staff and commander in chief of SAC. General Zaniewski was born in 1920, in New Haven, Conn., where he graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1938. He graduated from
4/23
2003
100202-F-JZ027-444 PATRICIA J. ZARODKIEWICZ

Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7/13
2014
080228-F-JZ511-896 MICHAEL W. ZEHNER

Michael W. Zehner, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy General Counsel, International Affairs Division, Office of the Air Force General Counsel, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for providing legal advice to the Secretary of the Air Force, Assistant Secretaries, General Counsel, and officials of the Secretariat and Air Staff on
4/23
2003
110405-F-JZ021-809 BRIGADIER GENERAL FREDERICK A. ZEHRER III
Retired   August 01, 1992
Brigadier General Frederick A. "Rick" Zehrer III is commander, Standard Systems Center, Gunter Air Force Base, Ala. The center provides centralized management for the acquisition and life-cycle support of Air Force standard computer systems. With its subordinate units, the center designs, develops, acquires, produces, maintains and manages computer
4/23
2003
030929-F-JZ509-444 LIEUTENANT GENERAL MICHAEL E. ZETTLER
Retired   January 01, 2004
Lt. Gen. Michael E. Zettler is Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Zettler is responsible to the Chief of Staff for leadership, management and integration of Air Force civil engineering, communications operations, services, supply, transportation, maintenance, and munitions
4/23
2003
110628-F-JZ020-787 DR. DARRELL F. ZIMBELMAN

Dr. Darrell F. Zimbelman, a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, is Director, Electro-Optical Imagery Satellite Systems, National Reconnaissance Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Space, Chantilly, Va. He provides executive direction in the planning, coordination and management of a broad and complex range of
6/28
2011
Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER GENERAL DON Z. ZIMMERMAN
  Died  May 11, 1983
General Zimmerman was born in 1903, in Eugene, Ore. He received bachelor of arts, master of arts and a commission as a second lieutenant in the reserve of the U.S. Army while at the University of Oregon where he entered at the age of 15 in 1919 after graduation from Eugene High School, was a graduate assistant in the Department of Geology and
4/23
2003
110405-F-JZ021-834 MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH D. ZINK
Retired   July 01, 1983   Died  May 16, 2013
Major General Joseph D. Zink is military executive, Reserve Forces Policy Board. The board is a statutory body which serves as principal policy adviser to the secretary of defense on matters relating to the reserve components. It is located in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. General Zink was. born in 1922, in Newark, N.J.
4/23
2003
Zobrist MAJOR GENERAL SCOTT J. ZOBRIST

Maj. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist is Commander, 9th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Ninth Air Force is composed of eight active-duty wings and three direct reporting units in the Southeastern U.S. with more than 400 aircraft and 29,000 active-duty and civilian personnel. Ninth Air Force is also responsible for the
3/03
2015
070228-F-JZ504-409 MAJOR GENERAL JOHN LEWIS ZOECKLER
Retired   August 01, 1969   Died  February 19, 2007
Major General John Lewis Zoeckler is deputy chief of staff for systems, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. He is responsible for all Air Force systems including aircraft, missiles, electronics and limited warfare such as are being developed and used in Southeast Asia. Born in Davenport, Iowa, in 1915, General Zoeckler graduated
4/23
2003
070228-F-JZ504-408 BRIGADIER GENERAL VIRGIL L. ZOLLER
Retired   January 01, 1963   Died  August 28, 2005
Virgil Lee Zoller was born in Marion, Ill., in 1914. He graduated from the Marion Township High School in 1932 and entered the U.S. Army as a private that same year. Two years later he received a congressional appointment to the U.S. Military Academy and graduated in June 1938. The young second lieutenant's first assignment was to pilot training
9/01
2005
070228-F-JZ504-407 EUGENE M. ZUCKERT
  Died  June 05, 2000
Served as Air Force secretary from  Jan. 23, 1961 to Sept. 30, 1965.Eugene M. Zuckert was the seventh secretary of the Air Force. He was born in New York City in 1911. He attended public elementary and high schools of suburban New York, received preparatory education at the Salisbury School, Salisbury, Conn. and obtained his bachelor of arts degree
4/23
2003
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