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MAJOR GENERAL BRIAN G. NEAL

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Maj. Gen.Brian G. Neal is Deputy Director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense, and Current Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He serves as the primary advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Additionally his duties include principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense and the President for all matters relating to antiterrorism, force protection, homeland defense, defense support to civilian authorities, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, nuclear, and space and missile defense operations as well as all aspects of the National Military Command System.  He leads more than 230 hand-picked Joint Staff officers, non-commissioned officers and civilians.  General Neal directs the efforts of seven divisions as well as the National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center, providing continuous global command and control for the Chairman.  Prior to assuming his current duties, General Neal served as Commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

General Neal received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1982. After completion of pilot training, General Neal served in operational C-130 assignments at Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, and Pope Air Force Base, N.C. prior to joining National Guard in 1989. General Neal has since served as a traditional guardsman and with the Active Guard Reserve in a variety of operational, Air Staff, command, and joint positions.

General Neal is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours, primarily in the C-130. In addition to numerous deployed operational experiences, General Neal served as Commander, 447th Air Expeditionary Group, Baghdad International Airport, Iraq, from January to June 2007.

EDUCATION
1982 U.S. Air Force Academy, Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2003 Air War College, by correspondence
2008 University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Master of Business Administration, Amherst
2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Seminar XXI, Cambridge
2011 George C. Marshall Center, Senior Executive Seminar, Garmisch, Germany
2012 Syracuse University, National Security Studies Program, Syracuse, New York

2013 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1982 - June 1983, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 64th Student Squadron, Reese Air Force Base, Texas
2. June 1983 - November 1983, Student, C-130 Pilot Initial Qualification, 34th Tactical Air Training Group, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas
3. November 1983 - January 1985, Pilot, C-130E/Adverse Weather Air Delivery System, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany
4. January 1985 - January 1986, Aircraft Commander, C-130/Adverse Weather Air Delivery System, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany
5. January 1986 - December 1986, Wing Operations Scheduler, C-130E/Adverse Adverse Weather Air Delivery System, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany
6. January 1987 - March 1988, Instructor Aircraft Commander, C-130E, 41st Tactical Aircraft Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.
7. March 1988 - June 1989, Flight Examiner Aircraft Commander, C-130E, 41st Tactical Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.
8. June 1989 - December 1989, Non-affiliated Reserve Section, Lowery Air Force Base, Colo.
9. December 1989 - February 1990, Pilot, C-130H, 130th Tactical Airlift Wing, Charleston, W. Va.
10. February 1990 - December 1994, Pilot, C-130, 156th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Charlotte, N.C.
11. December 1994 - December 1996, Instructor Pilot, C-130, 156th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Charlotte, N.C.
12. December 1996 - June 2003, Evaluator Pilot, C-130, 156th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Charlotte, N.C.
13. June 2003 - June 2004, Deputy Director, Air and Space Operations, Air National Guard Directorate, Arlington, Va.
14. June 2004 - June 2005, Director, Air Operations, Air National Guard Directorate, Arlington, Va.
15. June 2005 - May 2009, Commander, 135th Airlift Group, 175th Wing, Baltimore, Md.
16. May 2009 - August 2010, Chief of Staff, National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, Arlington, Va.
17. August 2010 - June 2012, Commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
18. June 2012 – present, Deputy Director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense, and Current Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 2009 - August 2010, Chief of Staff, National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, Arlington, Va., as a colonel
2. June 2012 – present, Deputy Director for Nuclear, Homeland Defense, and Current Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a brigadier general and major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 5,000
Aircraft flown: C-130E, C-130H, C-130J, T-37, T-38
Pilot wings from: Reese Air Force Base, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze service star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze service star

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 2, 1982
First Lieutenant June 2, 1984
Captain June 2, 1986
Major Dec. 11, 1995
Lieutenant Colonel March 5, 2000
Colonel Feb. 27, 2004
Brigadier General April 1, 2011
Major General Jan. 1, 2013

(Current as of November 2013)