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MAJOR GENERAL JOHN K. MCMULLEN

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Maj. Gen. John K. McMullen is Deputy Commander, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He assists the Commander in organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime defense. The command operates more than 1,300 aircraft, 34 wings, 19 bases and has more than 70 operating locations worldwide with 98,000 active duty and civilian personnel. When mobilized, the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve contribute more than 700 aircraft and 53,000 people to ACC. As the Combat Air Forces lead agent, ACC develops strategy, doctrine, concepts, tactics and procedures for air- and space-power employment. The command provides conventional and information warfare forces to all unified commands to ensure air, space and information superiority for warfighters and national decision-makers. The command can also be called upon to assist national agencies with intelligence, surveillance and crisis response capabilities.

General McMullen received his Air Force commission through Officer Training School in March 1988. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and also served as an instructor pilot there. In 2001, he attended the Air Force School of Advanced Airpower Studies at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, and also graduated from the National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., in 2006. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 hours in the F-15C, F-22A, MC-12W, and the C-130J.


Prior to his current assignment, General McMullen served as the Director, Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration. In this position, he devised and implemented policy, obtained resources and developed concepts of operation to ensure U.S.Air Forces in Europe and Africa are organized, trained and equipped to meet combatant command requirements. Assigned and allocated forces provide integrated air and missile defense, aeromedical evacuation, cyberspace operations, airfield operations and support, aerial refueling, weather, combat aerial delivery, operational support airlift and distinguished visitor airlift, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and precision strike in the European and Africa Command areas of responsibility and for other combatant commands when tasked.

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
1986 Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg 
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2000 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2012 Capstone Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2013 Steadfast Pyramid, Latvian National Defense College, Riga, Latvia
2013 Joint Forces Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Coalition Forces Land Component Commander Course, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 1988 - May 1989, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas
2. May 1989 - July 1989, student, lead-in fighter training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. August 1989 - January 1990, student, F-15C initial qualification training, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
4. January 1990 - June 1993, F-15C instructor pilot and mission commander, 27th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
5. June 1993 - May 1997, F-15C instructor pilot, flight commander, weapons officer, 2nd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
6. June 1997 - July 1999, F-15C WIC instructor pilot, flight commander, F-15C Division, Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
7. August 1999 - May 2000, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. June 2000 - June 2001, student, School of Advanced Airpowers Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. July 2001 - September 2002, Chief of Combat Plans, 56th Air Operations Squadron, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
10. September 2002 - December 2002, Chief of Safety, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England
11. December 2002 - May 2003, Director of Operations, 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England
12. May 2003 - June 2005, Commander, 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England
13. June 2005 - August 2006, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
14. August 2006 - May 2008, Commander, 366th Operations Group, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
15. May 2008 - August 2009, Chief, Combating WMD Division, JS J5, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
16. August 2009 - June 2010, Chief, Partnership Strategy Division, JS J5, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
17. June 2010 - September 2011, Commander, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
18. September 2011 - November 2012, Commander, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
19. November 2012 – April 2014, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Headquarters Allied Air Command, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
20. April 2014 - April 2015, Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan; Commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan, and Deputy Commander-Air, U.S. Forces- Afghanistan
21. June 2015 - January 2017, Director, Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
January 2017 - present, Deputy Commander, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
May 2008 - August 2009, Chief, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, JS J5, the Pentagon, Washington D.C., as a colonel
August 2009 - June 2010, Chief, Partnership Strategy Division, JS J5, the Pentagon, Washington D.C., as a colonel
November 2012 – April 2014, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Headquarters Allied Air Command, Ramstein AB, Germany, as a brigadier general
April 2014 - April 2015, Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan; Commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan, and Deputy Commander-Air, U.S. Forces- Afghanistan, as a major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: command pilot
Flight Hours: more than 3,000
Aircraft Flown: AT-38, F-15A-D, F-22, MC-12W, C-130J

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
South West Asia Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
NATO Non-Article 5 Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (government of Kuwait)

(Current as of July 2017)