|LIEUTENANT GENERAL MARC E. ROGERS|
Retiring effective July 1, 2012
Lt. Gen. Rogers is the Inspector General of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. The Inspector General reports to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force on matters concerning Air Force effectiveness, efficiency, and the military discipline of active duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard forces. The Inspector General provides inspection policy, and oversees the inspection and evaluation system for all Air Force nuclear and conventional forces; oversees Air Force counterintelligence operations and chairs the Air Force Intelligence Oversight Panel; investigates fraud, waste and abuse; oversees criminal investigations; and provides oversight of complaints resolution programs. He also performs any other duties directed by the Secretary or the Chief of Staff. The Inspector General is responsible for two field operating agencies: the Air Force Inspection Agency and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
General Rogers enlisted in the Air Force in 1974, and was assigned to the Space Positioning Division at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1978 and was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program. He has served as electronic combat pilot, Aggressor pilot, instructor pilot, evaluation pilot, operations officer and commander.
General Rogers has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered air force levels. He has led deployed combat operations in both Iraq and Bosnia. General Rogers has served in a variety of positions at command headquarters including the Joint Staff, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Tactical Air Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Education and Training Command, and Air Force Materiel Command. He led joint warfighting integration efforts for U.S. Joint Forces Command and served as the first chairman of the joint Command and Control Functional Capabilities Board for the Joint Requirements Oversight Council. He also served at the Pentagon as Director, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Operations Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and as Chief, Persian Gulf Branch for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Rogers commanded the multinational 31st Expeditionary Operations Group at Aviano Air Base, Italy; the 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.; and 19th Air Force, Randolph AFB, Texas. Prior to his present position, he was Vice Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany.
1978 Bachelor of Science degree in physics, University of Missouri
1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1986 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1987 Master's degree in aeronautical science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1990 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1994 Master's degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2001 Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Program for Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2005 Joint Force Land Component Commander Course, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2005 Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. December 1978 - August 1980, student, undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, Okla.; student pilot, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.; and student pilot, F-15 Replacement Training Unit, Luke AFB, Ariz.
2. August 1980 - January 1983, F-15 pilot, electronic combat pilot and flight lead, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. January 1983 - April 1986, student, Adversary Tactics Instructor Course and Aggressor instructor pilot, 65th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
4. April 1986 - October 1987, Chief, Operations Division, Commander's Action Group, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
5. October 1987 - January 1990, aide to the Commander, TAC, Langley AFB, Va.
6. January 1990 - June 1990, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
7. July 1990 - November 1990, student, F-16 transition training, Luke AFB, Ariz.
8. December 1990 - May 1992, assistant operations officer, later, operations officer, 512th Fighter Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
9. May 1992 - July 1992, Chief of Safety, 86th Fighter Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany
10. July 1992 - July 1993, Commander, 512th Fighter Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
11. August 1993 - June 1994, graduate student, National War College, Washington, D.C.
12. June 1994 - May 1996, Chief, Persian Gulf Branch, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. May 1996 - February 1998, Commander, 31st Operations Group and Commander, 31st Expeditionary Operations Group, Aviano AB, Italy
14. February 1998 - June 1998, executive officer to the Commander, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
15. June 1998 - June 2000, Director, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Operations Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. June 2000 - July 2002, Commander, 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
17. July 2002 - June 2003, Director, Standing Joint Forces Headquarters, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va.
18. June 2003 - August 2004, Director, Strategic Requirements and Integration (J-8), U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.
19. August 2004 - August 2005, Director, Transformation, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
20. August 2005 - October 2005, Director, Capabilities Integration, Headquarters AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
21. October 2005 - October 2006, Commander, 19th Air Force, Randolph AFB, Texas
22. December 2006 - June 2009, Vice Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
23. June 2009 - present, Inspector General of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1994 - May 1996, Chief, Persian Gulf Branch, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
2. July 2002 - June 2003, Director, Standing Joint Forces Headquarters, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Suffolk, Va., as a brigadier general
3. June 2003 - August 2004, Director, Strategic Requirements and Integration (J8), U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va., as a major general
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,600, including 184 combat hours
Aircraft flown: F-15, F-5E/F, F-16A/C, F-117A, and several trainer, airlift, special operations and civil aircraft
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1978
First Lieutenant Dec. 17, 1980
Captain Nov. 28, 1982
Major March 1, 1988
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1991
Colonel Feb. 1, 1995
Brigadier General Oct. 1, 2001
Major General Aug. 1, 2005
Lieutenant General June 26, 2009
(Current as of May 2012)