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MAJOR GENERAL DWYER L. DENNIS

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Maj. Gen. Dwyer L. Dennis is Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. In this position, he is responsible for more than 2,200 personnel and acquisition execution of a $10.9 billion portfolio developing, deploying and sustaining Air Force, joint and coalition cyberspace, networks, cryptologic and data link systems to enable decisive combat operations.

In his previous assignment, General Dennis was Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As the capability director, General Dennis was responsible to the Air Force acquisition executive for the $5.6 billion airlift, air refueling, training, and special operations programs portfolio, which includes KC-46, Presidential Airlift Replacement (PAR), Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), T-X, C-5, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, C-130, CV-22, HH-60, LAIRCM, CNS/ATM, OSA/VIPSAM, T-1, T-38, and JPATS. 

The general also previously served as the Program Executive Officer for Fighters and Bombers, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where he was in charge of cost, schedule, performance, and life-cycle management of the fighters and bombers portfolio, which included the A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, F-15, F-16, F-22, Combat Systems, and Special Programs. He has also served as the Director of the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Requirements Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where he enabled AFMC to deliver war-winning capabilities through life-cycle capabilities planning; technology development and transition; intelligence integration; and acquisition support.

General Dennis was commissioned in 1983 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Throughout his career he has held numerous supervisory and leadership positions to include serving as the military assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), and as the Air Force Director, International Programs, Joint Strike Fighter System Program Office, Arlington, Virginia. He has commanded at the group and wing level. The general is a Level III certified Acquisition Program Manager with Joint Staff experience. 

EDUCATION
1983 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1987 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1990 Master of Science degree in systems management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1993 Program Manager Course, Defense System Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1995 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 National Defense Fellow, Boston University, Mass.
2005 Joint/Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2006 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2008 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1983 - March 1984, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. March 1984 - March 1987, Program Manager, Airborne Warning and Control System SPO, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
3. March 1987 - May 1989, executive officer to the Commander, Command Staff, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
4. May 1989 - September 1990, student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. September 1990 - January 1994, T-1A Air Vehicle Program Manager, Flight Training SPO, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. January 1994 - August 1994, special assistant to the System Program Director for Plans and Programs, Reconnaissance SPO, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. August 1994 - June 1995, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. June 1995 - August 1997, Trainer Program Director, Air Force Program Executive Office, Airlift and Trainers, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. 
9. August 1997 - July 1998, National Defense Fellow, Boston University, Mass. 10. July 1998 - March 1999, Military Director, Competitive Sourcing and Privatization for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations, Washington, D.C.
11. March 1999 - June 1999, Military Deputy to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs, Washington, D.C.
12. June 1999 - April 2001, Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C.
13. April 2001 - July 2003, Air Force Director, International Programs, Joint Strike Fighter SPO, Arlington, Va.
14. July 2003 - June 2005, Commander, 327th Aircraft Sustainment Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
15. June 2005 - June 2007, Commander, 851st Electronic Systems Group, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
16. June 2007 - September 2009, Commander, 551st Electronic Systems Wing, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
17. September 2009 - December 2009, special assistant to the Commander, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
18. December 2009 - August 2012, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Requirements Directorate, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
19. August 2012 - July 2014, Program Executive Officer for Fighters and Bombers, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
20. July 2014 – April 2016, Director, Global Reach Programs, Assistant Secretary (Acquisitions), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
21. April 2016 - present, Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

 SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1998 - March 1999, Military Director, Competitive Sourcing and Privatization for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel 
2. March 1999 - June 1999, Military Deputy to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel  
3. June 1999 - April 2001, Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel  

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster 
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal 
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster 
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster 
Air Force Achievement Medal 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 1, 1983
First Lieutenant June 1, 1985
Captain June 1, 1987
Major March 1, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 1, 1997
Colonel June 1, 2002
Brigadier General June 19, 2009
Major General Aug. 6, 2012 

(Current as of April 2016)