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.

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Deborah Lee James 
Secretary of the Air Force 
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III 
Air Force Chief of Staff (AF/CC)
Gen. Larry O. Spencer
Vice Chief of Staff (AF/CV)
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SkinnerSept2013 BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT J. SKINNER

Brig. Gen. Robert J. Skinner is Deputy Commander, Air Forces Cyber (AFCYBER), with duty location at Fort George G. Meade, Md. General Skinner is responsible to the Commander for providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces, which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. He is also the AFCYBER commander’s primary liaison and
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2013
BGen Thomas Gibson Bio PhotoOct2013 BRIGADIER GENERAL THOMAS L. GIBSON

Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Gibson is the Director for Joint Integration, Directorate of Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He performs a key management role in the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System process as the Air Force
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2013
AlsupNov2013 STEVEN K. ALSUP

Steven K. Alsup, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. He is responsible for the enterprise wide planning and execution of Air Force supply chain. Mr. Alsup is a career member of the civil service who began his career in 1985 at
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2013
SlifeNov2013 BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES C. SLIFE

Brig. Gen. Jim Slife is currently serving as the Deputy Director, Special Plans Working Group on the staff of the U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. In this capacity, General Slife leads a team of operational planners in developing sensitive plans supporting the commander’s priorities throughout the U.S. Central Command area of
11/07
2013
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD SARGENT ABBEY
Retired   August 01, 1971   Died  December 02, 2001
Major General Richard Sargent Abbey is commander of the 24th North American Air Defense Command Continental Air Defense Command region with headquarters at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. He is responsible for the air defense of part or all of nine Middle Western states and four Canadian provinces.General Abbey was born in New York City in 1916. He
10/13
2004
BRIGADIER GENERAL WOODROW A. ABBOTT
Retired   June 01, 1974   Died  December 29, 1994
Brig. Gen. Woodrow A. Abbott is the director of intelligence, J-2, and inspector general of the U.S. Readiness Command, with headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. As director of intelligence, he has staff responsibility for intelligence and counterintelligence aspects of the command's mission. As inspector general, he reports, through the
4/23
2003
BRIGADIER GENERAL RICHARD F. ABEL
Retired   April 01, 1985
Brigadier General Richard F. Abel is director of public affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Abel was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1933 and graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in 1951. He graduated from the University of Detroit in 1956 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a
4/23
2003
LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAMES A. ABRAHAMSON
Retired   March 01, 1989
Lieutenant General James A. Abrahamson is director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the president and the secretary of defense for managing, directing and selecting key research and development programs designed to eliminate the threat posed by strategic
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE ROBERT ACHESON
Retired   February 01, 1959   Died  August 17, 1989
George Robert Acheson was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1904. He attended the University of Maine and enlisted in the Army as a private Feb. 7, 1925. After serving with the 24th Pursuit Squadron at France Field, Panama Canal Zone, he was appointed a flying cadet in the Air Service and began primary flying training at Brooks Field, Texas, in March
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2003
MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM P. ACKER
Retired   September 01, 1985
Major General William P. Acker is commander of 3rd Air Force, United States Air Forces in Europe, with headquarters at Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall, Suffolk, England. General Acker was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1930 and graduated from Greenville (S.C.) High School. In 1952 he received a bachelor's degree in business administration from
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2003
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL JOHN B. ACKERMAN
Retired   July 01, 1960   Died  June 13, 1981
John Bevier Ackerman was born in Auburn, N.Y., in 1909. His family later moved to Watertown, N.Y. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1926. After a year in business college in Watertown and another year at Marion Institute, Marion, Ala., he entered the United States Military Academy in July 1928. He secured his appointment through
4/23
2003
BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES J. ADAMS
Retired   February 01, 1973   Died  May 28, 2002
Brigadier General Charles J. Adams is deputy director for strategic forces, deputy chief of staff, research and development, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Adams was born in Beaver Dam, Utah in 1921. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 after attending the University of Utah for three years. In September 1942 he entered aviation
4/23
2003
MAJOR GENERAL CHRISTOPHER S. ADAMS JR.
Retired   March 01, 1983
Major General Christopher S. Adams Jr. is chief of staff, Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. General Adams was born in Shreveport, La., in 1930. He lived in Texas throughout his formative years, graduating from Tomball (Texas) High School in 1948. He received an associate of science degree from Tarleton State College, Stephenville,
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2003
BRIGADIER GENERAL HAROLD B. ADAMS
Retired   January 01, 1992
Brigadier General Harold B. Adams is director, North American Aerospace Defense Command Planning Staff, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. General Adams was born in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1943. He graduated from Bridgeport (Wash.) High School in 1961 and earned a fine arts degree from Washington State University in 1966. He completed Squadron Officer
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2003
GENERAL JIMMIE V. ADAMS
Retired   February 01, 1993
General Jimmie V. Adams is commander in chief, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He has responsibility for Air Force activities spread over half the world in a command that supports 51,000 Air Force people serving at 12 major locations, principally in Hawaii, Alaska, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Guam. General Adams was
4/23
2003
MAJOR GENERAL MILTON B. ADAMS
Retired   August 01, 1972   Died  May 15, 2009
Major General Milton B. Adams is chief of staff, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.General Adams was born at Eagle Pass, Texas, in 1917. He completed high school in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1934 and entered the U.S. Military Academy the following year. He graduated in 1939, and was assigned to Kelly Field, Texas, where
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2003
BRIGADIER GENERAL PATRICK O. ADAMS
Retired   February 01, 2000
Brigadier General Patrick O. Adams is director for manpower and personnel, J-1, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. The general is responsible for providing the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, manpower and personnel advice and support to ensure maximum readiness and sustainability of the total force. The directorate provides plans, policy and
4/23
2003
LIEUTENANT GENERAL RANALD T. ADAMS JR.
Retired   August 01, 1981   Died  December 30, 2012
Lt. Gen. Ranald T. Adams Jr. is chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board in Washington, D.C. The mission of the Inter-American Defense Board, in accordance with Resolution XXXIV of the Bogota Conference, is "to act as the organ of preparation and recommendation for the collective self-defense of the American continent against aggression, and to
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2003
BRIGADIER GENERAL HARRY C. "HEINIE" ADERHOLT
Retired   August 01, 1976   Died  May 20, 2010
Brigadier General Harry C. (Heinie) Aderholt is commander, U. S. Military Assistance Command, Thailand, and chief, Joint U. S. Military Advisory Group, Thailand, with headquarters at Bangkok. General Aderholt was born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1920. He entered active military duty through the aviation cadet program in April 1942 and graduated from
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2003
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL ELMER EDWARD ADLER
Retired   April 01, 1946   Died  August 01, 1970
Elmer Edward Adler was a born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1892. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., from March 3, 1910 to Feb. 15, 1913. Commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry in the New York National Guard Dec. 6, 1915, he was promoted to first lieutenant April 22, 1916, serving with the 65th Infantry and 3rd Field Artillery.
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2003
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