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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060609-F-JZ507-075 BRIGADIER GENERAL WINSTON P. ANDERSON
Retired   August 01, 1974   Died  July 22, 1983
Brig. Gen. Winston P. Anderson is inspector general, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. In this position, he evaluates and reports on the readiness, effectiveness and efficiency of the command. He is responsible for the accomplishment of operational readiness inspections, security and law enforcement, safety and special
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES WILLIAM ANDREW
Retired   November 01, 1956   Died  November 09, 1993
James William Andrew was born in Palmyra, Ill., in 1902. He received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1925 and a bachelor of arts degree in education in 1926, both from the University of Illinois, and June 30, 1926 was commissioned a second lieutenant of Air Corps in the Regular Army. After completing primary and advanced flying schools
4/23
2003
031211-F-JZ509-356 CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT OF THE AIR FORCE ARTHUR L. "BUD" ANDREWS
Retired   August 01, 1983   Died  October 26, 1996
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Arthur "Bud" L. Andrews was adviser to Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles A. Gabriel on matters concerning welfare, effective utilization and progress of the enlisted members of the Air Force. He was the seventh chief master sergeant appointed to this ultimate
4/23
2003
031107-F-JZ509-381 DR. DEE H. ANDREWS
Retired   July 01, 2011
Dr. Dee H. Andrews, a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives, is Senior Scientist, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Mesa, Ariz. As Senior Scientist, Dr. Andrews is the laboratory's principal scientific authority for training research. His responsibilities include sustaining technological
4/23
2003
030427-F-JZ509-915 MAJOR GENERAL JAMES E. ANDREWS
Retired   April 01, 2001
Maj. Gen. James E. Andrews is deputy assistant secretary of defense for Reserve affairs (readiness, training and mobilization), Washington, D.C. He is principal staff assistant and adviser to the assistant secretary of defense for Reserve affairs. His responsibilities include exercising policy guidance and overall supervision in the functional
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER GENERAL CARL W. ANDREWS
Retired   March 01, 1966   Died  April 04, 2007
Carl W. Andrews was born in Onalaska, Texas, in 1913. He graduated from Oakhurst High School in 1932. On Feb. 1, 1933 he enlisted in the Texas National Guard. He received his second lieutenant's commission Feb. 21, 1936 and served on extended active duty from May 1, 1936 to Oct. 27, 1937. He graduated from the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga.
4/23
2003
120531-F-JZ012-902 NANCY K. ANDREWS

Nancy K. Andrews, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Senior Services Manager for Services and Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. She provides leadership in the acquisition of Air Force services and is responsible for a portfolio
5/31
2012
060609-F-JZ507-074 MAJOR GENERAL JAMES G. ANDRUS
Retired   October 01, 1995
Maj. Gen. James G. Andrus is commander of 3rd Air Force, Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall, England. He directs United States units based in the United Kingdom in preparing to conduct tactical air operations, to include counter air, interdiction and close air support, as part of the U.S. commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He
4/23
2003
120720-F-JZ011-386 LIEUTENANT GENERAL SALVATORE A. "SAM" ANGELELLA
Retired   August 01, 2015
Lt. Gen. Salvatore A. "Sam" Angelella is the Commander, U.S. Forces Japan, and Commander, 5th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan.
2/18
2015
Gen. Angelosante BRIGADIER GENERAL TALENTINO C. ANGELOSANTE

Brig. Gen. Talentino C. Angelosante is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
1/10
2014
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL FRANCIS L. ANKENBRANDT
  Died  December 01, 1976
Francis Leroy Ankenbrandt was born in Chicago, Ill., in 1904. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy June 12, 1926, and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Signal Corps. The following year he was a student at the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, where he received a master of science Degree in 1927.Reporting to Fort Monmouth,
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-073 MAJOR GENERAL ROLLEN HENRY "BUCK" ANTHIS
Retired   May 01, 1973   Died  August 19, 1995
Maj. Gen. Rollen Henry (Buck) Anthis is assistant to the commander, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. On Aug. 1, 1972 he began serving as senior member, United Nations Command, Military Armistice Commission in Korea, and is to remain in that position until February 1973. General Anthis was born in Navina, Okla., in
4/23
2003
Dr. Paul Antonik Aug 2013 DR. PAUL ANTONIK

 Dr. Paul Antonik, a member of the Scientific and Professional Cadre of Senior Executives, is the Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. The Information Directorate leads the discovery, development and integration of affordable warfighting information technologies for air, space and cyberspace forces. It
11/04
2015
070209-F-JZ504-550 MAJOR GENERAL CHRIS T. ANZALONE
Retired   October 01, 2009   Died  September 27, 2015
Maj. Gen. Chris T. Anzalone is Deputy for Test, Integration and Fielding, Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Ala. He is responsible for planning, programming, budgeting, managing and executing a comprehensive test, assessment and fielding program that characterizes the Ballistic Missile Defense capability and supports credible decisions with
8/24
2005
070424-F-JZ503-589 BRIGADIER GENERAL RICARDO "RICO" APONTE
Retired   July 01, 2007
Brig. Gen. Ricardo "Rico" Aponte is the Director for Innovation and Experimentation, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla. The directorate is the focal point for transformation initiatives, knowledge management, assessments, experimentation and gaming within U.S. Southern Command. The directorate seeks out new concepts and rigorously tests them, both
4/25
2007
130711-F-JZ000-482 JOSE R. ARAGON

Jose R. Aragon is a member of the Senior Executive Service serving as Director, Financial Management and Comptroller, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. He serves as fiscal advisor and counselor to the AFSC Commander and his staff in all financial and resources management matters. He is
7/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL EARL J. ARCHER JR.
Retired   July 01, 1979   Died  October 03, 2016
Major General Earl J. Archer Jr., is director, Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council, Washington, D.C.General Archer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1927. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in January 1946 and served as an aircraft mechanic until June 1948 when he entered flying training at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, as an aviation
4/23
2003
030423-F-JZ000-079 BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM P. ARD
Retired   March 01, 2005
Brig. Gen. William P. Ard is Director of Manpower and Organization, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Ard builds the $31 billion manpower portion of the Air Force program and is responsible for manpower policy, organizational studies and designation, performance management, competitive
2/28
2005
Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER GENERAL BERNARD ARDISANA
  Died  January 14, 1978
Brigadier General Bernard Ardisana is assistant deputy director for operations, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.General Ardisana was born in Tampa, Fla., in 1924. Upon completing high school in June 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a radio operator. He returned to civilian life in 1946, entered the University of
4/23
2003
060609-F-JZ507-072 BRIGADIER GENERAL WILBUR W. ARING
Retired   November 01, 1965   Died  December 18, 1980
Brig. Gen. Wilbur W. Aring is commander of the Third Air Force Reserve Region, with headquarters at Dobbins Air Force Base, Ga. The Third Region is responsible directly to the Continental Air Command for operation of the Air Force Reserve program in seven southeastern states - Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, and North and South
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2003
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