Selected for reassignment as Director, Operational Planning, Policy and Strategy, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Timothy G. Fay is the Deputy Director, Command, Control and Nuclear Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for advising the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff Director of Operations regarding nuclear, space, and missile defense operations as well as all aspects of the National Military Command System.
General Fay was commissioned following his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987. His previous assignments include instructor pilot and weapons officer duties in the B-52 and B-2, and staff service at Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Command. He served in Operations Desert Storm, Allied Force and Iraqi Freedom, and is a command pilot with more than 3,900 flight hours. In his previous assignment, he served as Commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
1987 Bachelor of Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 Master of Business Administration, California State University Stanislaus
1996 Weapons Instructor Course, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1998 Master of International Relations, University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2002 Master of Military Operational Arts & Sciences, Air Command and Staff College
2005 Master of National Security Strategy, National War College
1. July 1987 - September 1988, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. Nov 1988 - May 1989, B-52 Combat Crew Training, Castle AFB, Calif.
3. May 1989 - June 1992, B-52 Pilot, Executive Officer, 596th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
4. June 1992 - May 1994, B-52 Pilot, Aircraft Commander, 34th Bomb Squadron, Castle AFB, Calif.
5. May 1994 - June 1996, B-52 Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander, 23nd Bomb Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
6. June 1996 - December 1996, Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, Calif.
7. January 1997 - November 1998, Olmsted Scholar, University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
8. November 1998 - August 2001, B-2 Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot, Weapons and Tactics Flight Commander, Wing Weapons Officer, Operation Allied Force Combined Air Operations Center Liaison Office, 509th Operations Support Squadron and 325th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
9. August 2001 - June 2002, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB Ala.
10. June 2002 - June 2004, Commander, 65th Operations Support Squadron, Lajes Field, Portugal
11. June 2004 - June 2005, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC
12. June 2005 - July 2006, Deputy Commander, 5th Operations Group, Minot AFB N.D.
13. July 2006 - November 2007, Chief, Innovation Group then Deputy Director, Global Innovation and Strategy Center, Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha, Nebr.
14. November 2007 - April 2009, Commander, 2nd Operations Group, Barksdale AFB, La.
15. April 2009 - April 2010, Director, Strategic Communications Division, USF-I J-9, Baghdad, Iraq
16. July 2010 - May 2012, Commander, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La.
17. May 2012 - present, Deputy Director, Command, Control and Nuclear Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2006 - November 2007, Chief, Innovation Group then Deputy Director, Global Innovation and Strategy Center, Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha, Nebr., as a Lieutenant Colonel.
2. April 2009 - April 2010, Director, Strategic Communications Division, USF-I J-9, Baghdad, Iraq, as a Colonel.
3. May 2012 - present, Deputy Director, Command, Control and Nuclear Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,900
Aircraft flown: B-52, B-2, T-38 and T-37
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with V-device and three oak leaf clusters
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 1987
First Lieutenant May 1989
Captain May 1991
Major November 1998
Lieutenant Colonel February 2003
Colonel January 2007
Brigadier General October 2012
(Current as of November 2013)