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. For biography changes and updates please send an e-mail to Air Force Biographies from a .mil e-mail address. 

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120612-F-FC975-219 MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH D. MERCHANT
Retired   October 01, 2014
Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Merchant is 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 Merchant is responsible to the Air Force acquisition executive for airlift, air refueling, training and special operations
7/02
2007
081008-F-JZ033-541 BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM T. MEREDITH
Retired   March 01, 1973   Died  February 20, 2013
Brigadier General William T. Meredith is assistant for facilities management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations and Logistics). He supervises the planning, programming and surveillance of execution, on a worldwide basis, of the maintenance, operation and repair of real property, including family housing, in the Department
4/23
2003
111005-F-JZ018-958 DAVID C. MERKER

David Merker, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Nuclear Treaty Monitoring, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Forida.
3/19
2015
091231-F-JZ027-929 LIEUTENANT GENERAL RICHARD E. MERKLING
Retired   July 01, 1983
Lieutenant General Richard E. Merkling is deputy chief of staff for logistics and engineering, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Merkling was born in 1925, in Kendallville, Ind., and graduated from Hamilton High School, Los Angeles. He has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California
4/23
2003
081008-F-JZ033-539 GENERAL JACK G. MERRELL
Retired   September 12, 1972   Died  August 15, 1993
General Jack Gordon Merrell became commander of Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, March 29, 1968. General Merrell was born in Jeannette, Pa., in 1915. He graduated from high school in 1933, attended Bradens at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, and then entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from which he graduated
4/23
2003
081008-F-JZ033-540 MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT E. MESSERLI
Retired   August 01, 1986
Major General Robert E. Messerli is assistant deputy chief of staff for programs and resources, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Messerli was born in 1929, in Monticello, Iowa. He graduated from Monticello High School in 1947 and received a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Iowa in 1951. The general
4/23
2003
081008-F-JZ033-536 MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES D. METCALF
Retired   February 01, 1991
Major General Charles D. Metcalf is deputy for accounting, assistant secretary, financial management; commander, Air Force Accounting and Finance Center; and assistant director, Defense Security Assistance Agency for Security Assistance Accounting, Denver. He is responsible for operation of the worldwide Air Force accounting and finance network,
4/23
2003
060125-F-JZ508-150 CHARLES D. METCALF
Retired   December 31, 2010
Charles D. Metcalf, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He manages the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum, portraying the heritage and traditions of the Air Force through specialized exhibits. The museum features a 17-acre campus that
1/25
2006
080327-F-JZ511-564 MAJOR GENERAL DOUGLAS S. METCALF
Retired   May 14, 2005
Maj. Gen. Douglas S. Metcalf is the mobilization assistant to the Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The center is responsible for development and acquisition of advanced aerospace systems. The general advises the ASC commander concerning acquisition and investment strategy for the $19 billion annually
3/27
2008
081003-F-JZ033-606 BRIGADIER GENERAL DONALD C. METZ
Retired   October 01, 1989
Brigadier General Donald C. Metz is director of the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. General Metz was born in 1937, in Sandpoint, Idaho, and graduated from Vancouver (Wash.) High School in 1955. He earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology from the University of Oregon,
4/23
2003
091231-F-JZ027-927 MAJOR GENERAL PHILIP L METZLER JR.
Retired   August 01, 1992   Died  May 15, 2003
Major General Philip L. Metzler Jr. is deputy chief of staff for logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. General Metzler was born in 1941, in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1959. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Northern Colorado University in 1963
4/23
2003
080222-F-JZ511-983 MAJOR GENERAL KEITH W. MEURLIN
Retired   June 12, 2009
Maj. Gen. Keith W. Meurlin is the acting Director, Office of Transition Policy and Care Coordination, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for policy and programs related  to disability systems, servicemember transitions to veteran status, separations from the Armed Forces and wounded warrior care coordination. He works closely with the Department of
1/31
2008
091231-F-JZ027-924 MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH V. MEYER
Retired   July 01, 1992
Major General Kenneth V. Meyer is chief of staff, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. General Meyer was born in 1940, in Luzerne, Iowa, and graduated from Concordia Academy, St. Paul, Minn. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Valparaiso University in 1962, a master's degree in business administration from the University of
4/23
2003
091231-F-JZ027-923 BRIGADIER GENERAL RICHARD L. MEYER
Retired   October 01, 1985
Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer is vice commander of 12th Air Force, with headquarters at Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas. General Meyer was born in 1933, in Centralia, Ill. He attended Columbia High School in Richland, Wash., and graduated from the Citadel, Charleston, S.C., in 1955 with bachelor of science degree in business administration. He
4/23
2003
041026-F-JZ508-914 GENERAL JOHN C. MEYER
Retired   July 01, 1974   Died  December 02, 1975
General John C. Meyer is the commander in chief of the Strategic Air Command and director of the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. SAC is the nation's major nuclear deterrent force with bombers, tankers and reconnaissance aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff
10/26
2004
031016-F-JZ509-406 MAJOR GENERAL DALE W. MEYERROSE
Retired   November 01, 2005
Maj. Gen. Dale W. Meyerrose is Director of Command Control Systems, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, and Director of Architectures and Integration, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He also serves as the Commander, Air Force Element, and Chief Information Officer for both commands. General
9/29
2005
081003-F-JZ033-605 MAJOR GENERAL GILBERT L. MEYERS
Retired   November 01, 1966   Died  November 01, 1974
Maj. Gen. Gilbert L. Meyers is deputy commander of Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He assumed command in 1966 when the 2nd Air Division became 7th Air Force. A veteran of more than 27 years service with the Air Corps and Air Force, he is a graduate of the Canadian National Defense College at Kinston, Ontario;
4/23
2003
Default Air Force Logo MAJOR GENERAL BENNETT E. MEYERS
Retired   August 31, 1945
Bennett E. Meyers was born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1895. During World War I he enlisted in the Aviation Section of the Signal Reserve Feb. 2, 1918, and served as a flying cadet until June 22, 1918, when he was commissioned a temporary second lieutenant in the Air Service, serving continuously until he was commissioned in the Regular Army as a second
4/19
2011
Default Air Force Logo COLONEL JOHN E. MICHEL

Biography and photo pending. Selected for promotion to brigadier general.
5/16
2012
130911-F-XX000-001 BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN E. MICHEL
Retired   January 01, 2015
Brig. Gen. John E. Michel is the Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan; NATO Training Mission/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; and Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan.General Michel entered the Air Force in 1988. He has served in a number of command and staff assignments, including
10/08
2014
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