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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031211-F-JZ509-357 CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT OF THE AIR FORCE PAUL WESLEY AIREY
Retired   August 01, 1970   Died  March 11, 2009
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Paul Wesley Airey was adviser to Secretary of the Air Force Harold Brown and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. John P. McConnell on matters concerning welfare, effective utilization and progress of the enlisted members of the Air Force. He was the first chief master sergeant appointed to this ultimate
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-087 CHAPLAIN (BRIGADIER GENERAL) JOHN F. ALBERT
Retired   January 08, 1972   Died  August 01, 1989
Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) John F. Albert, deputy chief of chaplains, U.S. Air Force, assists the chief of chaplains, U.S. Air Force, in establishing and maintaining an effective chaplain program for Air Force personnel and their families. He recommends basic plans, policies, programs and requirements for the chaplaincy and performs a continuing
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN G. ALBERT
Retired   October 01, 1981
Lieutenant General John George Albert is commander, Air Force Acquisition Logistics Division, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. General Albert was born in Dansville, N.Y., in 1923, and graduated from Dansville High School in 1941. He attended Cornell University for 18 months prior to enlisting in the Army Air
4/23
2003
080227-F-JZ511-940 BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM E. "ED" ALBERTSON
Retired   May 20, 2002
Brig. Gen. William E. "Ed" Albertson is the mobilization assistant to the Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. General Albertson is a 1969 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army's Engineer Officer Candidate School, Fort Belvoir, Va. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the intelligence branch and served as an automated
2/27
2008
110412-F-JZ021-653 BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES P. ALBRITTON
Retired   September 01, 1980
Brigadier General James P. Albritton is deputy director for long-range planning, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Readiness, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Albritton was born in Jackson, Miss., in 1930, but calls Jacksonville, Fla., where he spent most of his youth, his hometown. He graduated from the University
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL LOUIS O. ALDER
Retired   September 01, 1975   Died  January 22, 2001
Major General Louis O. Alder is deputy chief of staff, data automation (Assistant for Advanced Logistics Systems), Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. General Alder was born in Preston, Idaho, in 1922. He graduated from North Gem High School, Bancroft, Idaho, in 1940. He attended Boise Junior College and the
4/23
2003
110412-F-JZ021-652 MAJOR GENERAL THOMAS A. ALDRICH
Retired   April 01, 1978
Major General Thomas A. Aldrich is commander, Twenty-second Air Force, Military Airlift Command, with headquarters at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Born in 1923, General Aldrich is a native of San Angelo, Texas. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in business administration from The George Washington University. He
4/23
2003
070313-F-JZ504-176 LIEUTENANT GENERAL DONALD O. ALDRIDGE
Retired   June 01, 1991
Lieutenant General Donald O. Aldridge is vice commander in chief, Headquarters Strategic Air Command Offutt Air Base, Neb. General Aldridge was born in Solo Mo., in 1932. He received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Nebraska and studied international relations at Creighton University Graduate School. He completed Squadron
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-060 EDWARD C. ALDRIDGE JR.

Edward C. Aldridge was the 16th secretary of the Air Force. He was born in Houston in 1938 and spent his youth in Shreveport, La. He received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University in 1960, and a master of science degree, also in aeronautical engineering, from the Georgia Institute
8/19
2005
Aldridge MR. RICHARD T. ALDRIDGE

Richard T. Aldridge, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems and Director of the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Alabama.
4/25
2016
060609-F-JZ507-086 BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL H. ALEXANDER
Retired   May 01, 1986
Brigadier General Michael H. Alexander is the joint program manager for the Worldwide Military Command and Control System Information System (WIS), Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the assistant for WIS, Deputy Chief of Staff, Research, Development and Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.General Alexander was
4/23
2003
070313-F-JZ504-175 LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBERT M. ALEXANDER
Retired   October 01, 1994
Lieutenant General Minter Alexander is the deputy assistant secretary of defense for military manpower and personnel policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. General Alexander was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 1940. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1962 and a master's degree in physics
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD H. ALEXANDER
  Died  November 14, 1978
Edward Harrison Alexander was born at Watseka, Ill., in 1902. In June 1926, while attending the University of Illinois, he was appointed a second lieutenant in the Air Corps Reserve. A year later he graduated from the university with a bachelor of arts degree and in August 1927 served a brief tour of duty with the Sixth Field Artillery Brigade.In
4/23
2003
AliFeb2015 DR. AZAR S. ALI

Dr. Azar S. Ali, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Chief Scientist for Pacific Air Forces. He is the senior science and technology adviser to the PACAF Commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
2/10
2015
Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER GENERAL DARR HAYES ALKIRE
Retired   November 01, 1956   Died  August 01, 1977
Brigadier General Darr Hayes Alkire was born in Fay, Nev. He graduated from high school at Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1913, and attended the University of Utah for two years. Appointed a flying cadet March 10, 1924, General Alkire entered Primary Flying School at Brooks Field, Texas, graduated from Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Texas, March
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-085 MAJOR GENERAL M. GARY ALKIRE
Retired   January 01, 1990
Major General M. Gary Alkire is commander of the Air Force Commissary Service, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. The commissary provides food and related merchandise to the Air Force community through the operation of troop support and resale store activities throughout the Air Force. General Alkire was born in Cleveland in 1935 and raised in Baltimore.
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN S. ALLARD
Retired   January 01, 1946   Died  October 03, 1967
General John S. Allard was born in Boston, Mass., in January 1897 and received his education in Medford, Mass. He joined the Air Service on Nov. 24, 1917, when he was appointed a flying cadet. He received his ground school training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and later at Princeton University, completing same on Feb. 2,
2/19
2010
Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBERT R. ALLARDICE
Retired   September 01, 2013
Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice is Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The command is responsible for the bulk of the U.S. Air Force's strategic transportation assets and mission. From 12 major air installations in the United States and nearly 100 active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve locations worldwide,
10/05
2011
AllenMarch2014 JEFFREY C. ALLEN

Jeffrey C. Allen, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Executive Director, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He is responsible for assisting the commander in providing operational planning and execution of Air Force Supply Chain Management and Depot Maintenance missions for a wide
8/07
2014
080102-F-JZ500-490 BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN M. ALLEN
Retired   November 18, 2009
Brig. Gen. John M. Allen is mobilization assistant to the Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Allen entered the Air Force in 1977 as a distinguished graduate of the University of Florida ROTC program and completed pilot training in 1979. A command pilot with more than 4,700 flying hours,
1/02
2008
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