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MAJOR GENERAL JOHN E. MCCOY

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Maj. Gen. John E. McCoy serves as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He is responsible for advising and assisting the Commander and staff on formulating, developing and coordinating policies and programs impacting more than 105,000 Air National Guard members. General McCoy ensures mission requirements of the 88 flying wings and 88 support units are considered in the planning and execution phases of the Air Education and Training Command.


General McCoy was commissioned in 1986 through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science.  He has served in a number of demanding positions within the Wisconsin Air National Guard, including flight and group command.  Before receiving his commission, General McCoy served as an enlisted member of both the Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard.  Prior to this assignment, he was the Director of Joint Staff, Wisconsin National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, Wisconson, and dual-hatted as the ANG Assistant to the Commander, 24th Air Force, JBSA-Lackland, Texas.

EDUCATION
1984 Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1997 Master of Science degree in Management, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wis. 
2000 Air War College, by correspondence
2006 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.  
2010 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
2011 Senior Executive Seminar, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
2012 Senior Executive Seminar, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1986 - November 1986, Cost Analysis Officer, 128th Resource Management Squadron, Milwaukee, Wis.
2. November 1986 - December 1987, Base Disaster Preparedness Officer, 128th Mission Support Squadron, Milwaukee, Wis.
3. December 1987 - May 1990, Chief, Logistics Plans, 128th Air Refueling Group, Milwaukee, Wis.
4. May 1990 - January 1994, Budget Officer, 128th Resource Management Squadron, Milwaukee, Wis.
5. January 1994 - November 1994, Budget Officer, 128th Air Refueling Group, Milwaukee, Wis.
6. November 1994 - September 1995, Comptroller, 128th Air Refueling Group, Milwaukee, Wis.
7. September 1995 - March 1998, Commander, 128th Communications Flight, Milwaukee, Wis.
8. March 1998 - September 1999, Comptroller, 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, Wis.
9. September 1999 - April 2004, Commander, 128th Mission Support Flight, Milwaukee, Wis.
10. April 2004 - June 2004, Deputy Commander, 128th Mission Support Group, Milwaukee, Wis.
11. June 2004 - February 2005, Commander, 128th Mission Support Group, Milwaukee, Wis.
12. February 2005 - April 2007, Director of Manpower and Personnel, Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, Wis.
13. April 2007 - August 2007, Executive Support Staff Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, Wis.
14. August 2007 - March 2008, Director of Staff-Air, Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, Wis.
15. March 2008 - November 2012, Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Joint Force Headquarters, Wisconsin National Guard, Madison, Wis.
16. November 2012 - June 2013, Chief of Staff, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, Wis.
17. June 2013 - April 2015, Director of Joint Staff, Wisconsin National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Madison, Wis.;  dual-hatted, March 2012 - present, Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, 24th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
18. April 2015 - present, Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters 
Army Commendation Medal 
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star 
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with bronze service star
Air Force Longevity Service Award with six oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with service star 
Air Force Training Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States
Wisconsin National Guard Association 
Military Officers Association of America
American Legion

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2012 Dual Status Commander Certified, Northern Command and National Guard Bureau

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant July 10, 1986
First Lieutenant July 10, 1988
Captain   July 10, 1990
Major   July 20, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel   July 21, 1998
Colonel  June 1, 2004
Brigadier General  Jan. 28, 2009
Major General  Dec. 10, 2014  
 
(Current as of July 2016)