|LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOSEPH L. LENGYEL|
Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel serves as the Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau. As Vice Chief, he assists the Chief, National Guard Bureau in ensuring that the more than half a million Army and Air National Guard personnel are accessible, capable and ready to protect the homeland and to provide combat capabilities to the Army and the Air Force. He also presides over the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff and, in the absence of the Chief, National Guard Bureau or at his direction, General Lengyel performs the duties of the Chief.
Prior to his current assignment, General Lengyel served as the Senior United States Defense Official; Chief, Office of Military Cooperation; and Defense Attaché, Cairo, United States Central Command, Cairo, Egypt.
General Lengyel was commissioned in 1981 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at North Texas State University, Denton. He served in various operational and staff assignments, primarily as an F-16 Instructor Pilot and Weapons Officer. His experience in the F-16 includes tours in Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, United States Air Forces in Europe and the Texas Air National Guard. He has commanded a fighter squadron, operations group, air expeditionary group and the Air National Guard Readiness Center.
General Lengyel is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours primarily in the F-16.
1981 Bachelor's degree in chemistry, North Texas State University, Denton
1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1988 Air Force Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1994 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
2001 Air War College, by correspondence
2008 National Security Management Course, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2009 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2010 Combined Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, Cambridge, Mass.
2011 University of Tennessee, Master of Business Administration, Knoxville
1. March 1982 - February 1983, Student, undergraduate pilot training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
2. March 1983 - May 1983, Student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. May 1983 - December 1983, Student, F-16 upgrade training, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. January 1984 - April 1986, Instructor Pilot, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. April 1986 - March 1987, Instructor Pilot Flight Examiner, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
6. May 1987 - June 1987, F-16C conversion training, Luke AFB, Ariz.
7. June 1987 - August 1991, Instructor Pilot, and Chief of Weapons, 512th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
8. September 1991 - November 1995, Instructor Pilot Flight Examiner and Weapons Officer, 182nd Fighter Squadron, Texas Air National Guard, Kelly AFB, Texas
9. November 1995 - April 1997, Commander, 149th Operations Support Flight, 149th Operations Group, Kelly AFB, Texas
10. April 1997 - October 1998, Operations Officer, 182nd Fighter Squadron, Kelly AFB, Texas
11. October 1998 - October 1999, Commander, 182nd Fighter Squadron, Kelly AFB, Texas
12. October 1999 - March 2002, Commander, 149th Operations Group, Lackland AFB, Texas
13. March 2002 - May 2004, Vice Commander, 149th Fighter Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas
14. June 2004 - September 2004, Commander, 455th Expeditionary Operations Group, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
15. October 2004 - October 2006, Air National Guard adviser to Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
16. October 2006 - September 2008, Commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews AFB, Md.
17. September 2008 - June, 2009, Deputy Director, Air National Guard, Arlington, Va., and Commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews AFB, Md.
18. June 2009 - July 2010, Military Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. July 2010 - June 2011, Vice Commander, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
20. June 2011 - August 2012, Senior United States Defense Official; Chief, Office of Military Cooperation and Defense Attaché, Cairo, United States Central Command, Cairo, Egypt
21. August 2012 - Present, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2011 - August 2012, Senior United States Defense Official; Chief, Office of Military Cooperation and Defense Attaché, Cairo, United States Central Command, Cairo Egypt, as a major general
2. August 2012 - Present, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau, Washington, District of Columbia, as a lieutenant general
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,000
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38 and F-16
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
1983 Distinguished graduate, undergraduate pilot training
2009 Maj. Gen. I.G. Brown Command Excellence Award
Multiple civilian pilot ratings, including Airline Transport Pilot
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 21, 1981
First Lieutenant Dec. 21, 1983
Captain Dec. 21, 1985
Major Dec. 13, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 23, 1998
Colonel Sept. 18, 2002
Brigadier General Sept. 26, 2008
Major General April 1, 2011
Lieutenant General, Aug. 18, 2012
(Current as of August 2012)