|MAJOR GENERAL DAVID A. ROBINSON|
Retired July 1, 2008.
Maj. Gen. David A. Robinson is the mobilization assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
The general was born in Woonsocket, R.I., and was raised in Fairfield, Conn. He is a 1976 honor graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. A career fighter and instructor pilot, he also flew combat support missions in the KC-135R during Operation Deny Flight. General Robinson has served as a squadron operations officer, squadron commander and wing vice commander. He has held key staff assignments at the Joint Staff and Secretary of the Air Force levels. The general has also served a tour as the Director of the Combined Air Operations Center, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
In his civilian occupation, he is employed as a captain with a major airline.
1976 Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, honor graduate, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1977 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1983 Master's degree in business administration, Phillips University
1984 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1989 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1993 Air War College, by seminar
1995 Reserve Officer Strategy and Policy Adjunct Course, Naval War College, R.I. 1996 Reserve Components National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2001 Combined Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Capstone, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. August 1976 - July 1977, student, undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. September 1977 - December 1977, T-38 instructor pilot training, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. January 1978 - January 1981, T-38 instructor pilot and flight examiner, 25th Flying Training Squadron, Vance AFB, Okla.
4. February 1981 - April 1981, student, fighter lead-in training, 436th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
5. April 1981 - September 1981, student, F-15 upgrade training, 555th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
6. September 1981 - November 1983, F-15 pilot and wing executive officer, 59th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
7. November 1983 - September 1986, F-15 instructor pilot and flight examiner, 426th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
8. September 1986 - November 1986, student, F-16 upgrade training, 310th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
9. November 1986 - January 1989, F-16 demonstration pilot and squadron operations officer, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, Nellis AFB, Nev.
10. January 1989 - June 1989, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
11. June 1989 - August 1989, special assistant to the Commander, 57th Flying Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
12. August 1989 - June 1992, Chief, Air Operations Branch, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
13. June 1992 - January 1993, electronic warfare officer, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
14. January 1993 - October 1995, F-16 pilot, KC-135R aircraft commander, operations support flight commander and wing vice commander, 465th Flying Squadron, 507th Air Reserve Wing, Tinker AFB, Okla.
15. October 1995 - April 1998, senior individual mobilization augmentee to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. April 1998 - July 1999, Commander, 701st Combat Operations Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
17. July 1999 - January 2001, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Doctrine Center, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
18. January 2001 - June 2005, mobilization assistant to the Director, Aerospace Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
19. June 2005 - January 2006, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. January 2006 - present, mobilization assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 8,800
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, F-15-A/B/D, F-16-A/B/D, KC-135R and B-737
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 2, 1976
First Lieutenant June 2, 1978
Captain June 2, 1980
Major July 1, 1987
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1991
Colonel Aug. 1, 1995
Brigadier General July 31, 2000
Major General March 1, 2003
(Current as of June 2008)