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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AllenAug2014 MAJOR GENERAL (DR.) ROOSEVELT ALLEN

Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Roosevelt Allen is the Director, Medical Operations and Research, and Chief of the Dental Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Falls Church, Virginia. As Director of medical operations and research, he is responsible for executing health care policy in support of 44,000 personnel and 75 medical
6/22
2015
060609-F-JZ507-084 MAJOR GENERAL BROOKE EMPIE ALLEN
Retired   January 01, 1966   Died  May 30, 1992
Maj. Gen. Brooke Empie Allen is commander of Headquarters Command, U.S. Air Force, which has the mission of supporting Headquarters U.S. Air Force and other Air Force units in the Washington area. In addition to overall command of Andrews and Bolling Air Force Bases, it administratively supports some 30,000 Air Force personnel in more than 600
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-082 BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN J. "JOE" ALLEN
Retired   June 01, 1996
Brig. Gen. John J. "Joe" Allen is the civil engineer for Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. He is responsible for all civil engineering activities for more than 15,000 civil engineering personnel operating and maintaining Air Combat Command's $41 billion physical plant at 25 major installations and numerous smaller
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-083 MAJOR GENERAL JESSE M. ALLEN
Retired   September 01, 1976   Died  March 04, 2012
Maj. Gen. Jesse M. Allen is the deputy chief of staff, operations and intelligence, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, with headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.General Allen was born in Mode, Ill., in 1925, and graduated from high school in Fisher, Ill., in 1942. He enlisted in the Army of the United States in December 1943 during World War II and
4/23
2003
030427-F-JZ509-884 MAJOR GENERAL JERROLD P. ALLEN
Retired   March 01, 1998
Major General Jerrold P. Allen is vice commander, 21st Air Force, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. The general was born in Palm Springs, Calif., and graduated from high school in Brattleboro, Vt. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering management from the United States Air Force Academy in 1966 and a master's degree in business administration from
4/23
2003
070313-F-JZ504-192 GENERAL JAMES R. ALLEN
Retired   July 01, 1983   Died  August 11, 1992
General James R. Allen is commander in chief of the Military Airlift Command, with headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He is responsible to the president and the secretary of Defense through the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the planning and performance of airlift missions during wartime, periods of crisis and peacetime exercises. The general
4/23
2003
110412-F-JZ021-650 BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN R. ALLEN JR.
Retired   October 01, 1990
Brigadier General John R. Allen Jr. is vice commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Air Force Logistics Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. General Allen was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1935, and graduated from high school in Spartanburg, S.C., in 1954. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1975 and a
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-081 BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES S. ALLEN
Retired   August 01, 1992   Died  August 23, 1998
Brig. Gen. James S. Allen is assistant chief of staff for operations, Headquarters Allied Forces Central Europe.General Allen was born in Cambridge, Mass., in 1941, and graduated from North Cambridge Catholic High School in 1959. He received a bachelor's degree from Boston University in 1964 and a master's degree in business administration from
4/23
2003
040423-F-JZ509-166 GENERAL LEW ALLEN JR.
Retired   July 01, 1982   Died  January 04, 2010
General Lew Allen Jr. is the tenth chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.. As chief of staff, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the administration, training and equipping of a combined active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian force of nearly one million
4/23
2003
110412-F-JZ021-651 BRIGADIER GENERAL KENNETH E. ALLERY
Retired   May 01, 1976   Died  April 21, 2013
Brigadier General Kenneth E. Allery is inspector general for North American Air Defense Command/Continental Air Defense Command, and the Aerospace Defense Command, which are collocated at Ent Air Force Base, Colo. General Allery was born at Holyoke, Mass., in 1925. He entered the aviation cadet program in July 1943 and graduated as a bombardier
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-080 LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROYAL BERTRAM ALLISON
Retired   June 01, 1973   Died  October 31, 1995
Lt. Gen. Royal Bertram Allison is the assistant to the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, for Strategic Arms Negotiations. Additionally, he has been designated by presidential announcement as the principal military member on the U.S. delegation for Strategic Arms Limitations Talks with the Soviet Union.General Allison was born in Harlan, Ore., in
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-079 BRIGADIER GENERAL CONRAD S. ALLMAN
Retired   June 01, 1974
Brig. Gen. Conrad S. Allman is the commander of the U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service, and deputy chief of staff, Recruiting Service, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He is responsible for directing the recruitment of people for the Air Force. General Allman was born in Washington, D.C., in 1923. He graduated from
4/23
2003
120530-F-AB111-001 MAJOR GENERAL DAVID W. ALLVIN

Maj. Gen. David W. Allvin is the Director, Strategy, and Policy, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.  He is responsible to Commander USEUCOM for formulation and staff direction of the execution of military/political policy and planning for command activities involving relations with other U.S. Unified Commands, allied
9/24
2015
030427-F-JZ509-925 BRIGADIER GENERAL (DR.) THEODORE C. ALMQUIST
Retired   September 01, 1998   Died  April 22, 2010
Brigadier General (Dr.) Theodore C. Almquist is assistant surgeon general for dental services, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C. He is dual-hatted as commander of the 89th Medical Group, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.; with additional responsibility as TRICARE lead agency for DOD Region 1. As
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo LIEUTENANT GENERAL HARVEY THOMPSON ALNESS
Retired   March 01, 1964   Died  June 11, 1998
Harvey Thompson Alness was born in Bayport, Minn., in 1909. After attending high school in Stillwater, Minn., he entered the U.S. Military Academy in 1930, graduated June 12, 1934 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Cavalry. Entering Primary Flying School at Randolph Field, Texas, that September, General Alness graduated from Advanced
4/23
2003
111219-F-JZ017-261 MAJOR GENERAL C. DONALD ALSTON
Retired   September 01, 2012
Maj. Gen. C. Donald Alston is Commander, 20th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, and Commander, Task Force 214, U.S. Strategic Command, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. He is responsible for the nation's intercontinental ballistic missile force, organized into three operational wings with more than 9,600 people. General Alston was
8/01
2005
AlsupNov2013 STEVEN K. ALSUP

Mr. Steven K. Alsup, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Logistics, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.  As Director of the Air Force Sustainment Center Logistics Directorate, Mr. Alsup acts as the center integrator to coordinate the broad range of center capabilities and prioritizes center goals and
8/14
2014
060609-F-JZ507-059 BRIGADIER GENERAL GARY A. AMBROSE
Retired   September 01, 2000
Brig. Gen. Gary A. Ambrose is assistant director of communications and information, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the strategic plans, doctrine, policies, architecture and standards, for communications and information systems in the Air Force. He advises the Air Force chief information officer and leads the Air
4/23
2003
030427-F-JZ509-924 BRIGADIER GENERAL RUSSELL J. ANARDE
Retired   July 01, 2002
Brig. Gen. Russell J. Anarde is Director of Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He is responsible for programming and advocating resources for the command; planning for the command's force structure, bases and facilities; and managing the command's manpower and quality, international relations
4/23
2003
Anderegg MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD D. ANDEREGG
Retired   January 06, 1986
Major General Richard D. Anderegg is mobilization assistant to the commander, Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.General Anderegg was born Dec. 7, 1931, In Cincinnati. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1954 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and received a master of business administration degree
12/01
1984
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