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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Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER MILTON HERBERT ASHKINS
Retired   December 01, 1965   Died  July 29, 2008
Milton Herbert Ashkins was born in New West Minister, British Columbia, Canada, in 1915. He became a naturalized American citizen Sept. 8, 1926. Ashkins had attended Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio for two years when, in 1935, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and later became an aviation cadet. He completed pilot training and became a second
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2003
030427-F-JZ509-914 GENERAL JOSEPH W. ASHY
Retired   October 01, 1996
General Joseph W. Ashy is commander in chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command (CINCNORAD) and United States Space Command (USCINCSPACE), and commander of Air Force Space Command (COMAFSPC), headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. As CINCNORAD, General Ashy is responsible for the air sovereignty of the United States and Canada,
4/23
2003
110412-F-JZ021-648 BRIGADIER GENERAL LORING R. ASTORINO
Retired   April 01, 1990
Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino is commander of the 7th Air Division, Strategic Air Command, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany. General Astorino was born in Adams, Mass., in 1935, and graduated from Springfield (Mass.) Technical High School in 1953. He earned an associate degree in industrial electricity from Wentworth Institute, Boston, in 1956
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2003
071004-F-JZ501-467 W. KIPLING AT LEE JR.

W. Kipling At Lee Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy General Counsel, National Security and Military Affairs, Office of the Air Force General Counsel, Washington, D.C.  He is responsible for providing legal advice to the Secretary of the Air Force, the assistant secretaries, the General Counsel and officials of the Secretariat
5/11
2005
080523-F-JZ510-850 LIEUTENANT GENERAL DANA T. ATKINS
Retired   January 01, 2012
Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins is Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Command; Commander, 11th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and Commander, Alaskan North American Defense Region, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. He is the senior military officer in Alaska responsible for the integration of all military activities in the Alaskan theater of
5/06
2005
120627-F-JZ012-031 DR. DANIEL L. ATKINS

Dr. Daniel L. Atkins, a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader, is the Technical Adviser for the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Atkins provides guidance to over 800 Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System and Military personnel supporting
9/02
2015
111024-F-JZ018-543 MAJOR GENERAL MARK A. ATKINSON
Retired   October 01, 2014
Maj. Gen. Mark A. Atkinson is the Director of Logistics, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. He is responsible for policy, budget, and strategy supporting maintenance, munitions, supply chain, transportation, industrial facilities, training, manufacturing and repair activities. He provides direction to more than
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2014
110412-F-JZ021-649 MAJOR GENERAL ANDERSON W. ATKINSON
Retired   September 01, 1980   Died  March 30, 1992
Major General Anderson W. Atkinson is assistant vice director for attaches and training, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. General Atkinson was born at Fordyce, Ark., in 1923. He graduated from Fordyce High School in 1941 and attended Syracuse (N.Y.) University for one year prior to enlisting as an aviation cadet in the Army Air Forces.
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2003
060609-F-JZ507-066 LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOSEPH H. ATKINSON
Retired   February 28, 1961   Died  November 06, 1984
Joseph H. Atkinson was born in Dublin, Texas, in 1900. He received his early schooling in Dublin and attended a business college in that city. He enlisted in the Army Dec. 20, 1922, became a flying cadet in September 1923, and earned his wings and commission as a second lieutenant Sept. 13, 1924 after completing training at Brooks and Kelly fields,
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2003
Default Air Force Logo BRIGADIER GENERAL RICHARD L. AULT
Retired   August 01, 1970   Died  July 10, 2009
Brigadier General Richard L. Ault is deputy director of plans, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S, Air Force. The Directorate of Plans is responsible for Air Staff positions on Joint Chiefs of Staff matters; unilateral and joint war planning; policy guidance; and political-military planning. General Ault was born in
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2003
060609-F-JZ507-065 MAJOR GENERAL GORDON HARRISON AUSTIN
Retired   December 01, 1966   Died  December 18, 2010
Maj. Gen. Gordon Harrison Austin is commander of the Eastern North American Air Defense Command/Continental Air Defense Command Region and additionally commander of the First Air Force, Air Defense Command, headquartered at Stewart Air Force Base, N. Y. The Eastern NORAD Region is one of the six regions comprising the North American Air Defense
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2003
100820-F-JZ024-772 MAJOR GENERAL CLARENCE R. AUTERY
Retired   February 01, 1988   Died  February 23, 2010
Major General Clarence R. Autery is director of programs and evaluation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Programs and Resources, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Autery was born in Corrigan, Texas, in 1933, and graduated from Liberty (Texas) High School in 1952. He attended Baylor University, Waco, Texas, where he received
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2003
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL CLYDE F. AUTIO

Major General Clyde F. Autio is mobilization assistant to the assistant chief of staff for intelligence, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Autio was born in 1931, in Lead, S.D., where he graduated from high school in 1949. He studied engineering at Oklahoma A&M College for two years prior to entering the Air Force. He received a
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2003
130320-F-JZ004-753 MAJOR GENERAL PAUL L. AYERS

Maj. Gen. Paul L. Ayers serves as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command. He is responsible for advising and assisting the Commander and staff on formulating, developing and coordinating policies and programs impacting more than 106,000 Air National Guard members. General Ayers ensures mission
3/20
2013
Brig. Gen. Thomas Ayers was photographed in the Pentagon on July 23, 2015, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi) BRIGADIER GENERAL THOMAS L. AYERS

Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Ayers currently serves as the Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
1/14
2016
060609-F-JZ507-064 BRIGADIER GENERAL HORACE D. AYNESWORTH
Retired   February 01, 1968   Died  October 26, 1995
General Aynesworth was born at Childress, Texas, in 1915. He attended West Texas High School in the nearby town of Canyon. He received his higher education at West Texas State College, also in Canyon, and the University of Texas at Austin. An aviation enthusiast from boyhood, he enrolled in the summer of 1936 as a flying cadet in the U.S. Army Air
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2003
AyyarJan2014 BRIGADIER GENERAL BALAN R. AYYAR

Brig. Gen. Balan R. Ayyar is the Commanding General, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, Kabul, Afghanistan. General Ayyar was commissioned in 1987 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served in a variety of joint, command and staff positions at the major command, combatant command and Office of the Secretary of Defense level.
9/14
2010
BGAzzano BRIGADIER GENERAL CHRISTOPHER P. AZZANO

Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano serves as the Director, Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
9/08
2015
060602-F-JZ507-177 GENERAL GEORGE T. BABBITT
Retired   June 01, 2000
General George T. Babbitt is commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The command conducts research, development, test and evaluation, and provides acquisition management services and logistics support necessary to keep Air Force weapons systems ready for war. The general was commissioned in 1965 through
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2003
110323-F-JZ022-123 MAJOR GENERAL LEON W. BABCOCK JR.
Retired   July 01, 1987   Died  April 14, 2009
Major General Leon W. Babcock Jr. is director of plans, programs and policy, J-5, and inspector general, U.S. Readiness Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. General Babcock was born in Highland, Ill., in 1932. He graduated from high school in Franklin, Ind., in 1949 and from Franklin College in 1954 with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics.
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