|LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHARLES E. STENNER JR.|
Retired July 31, 2012.
Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. is Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. As Chief of Air Force Reserve, he serves as principal adviser on Reserve matters to the Air Force Chief of Staff. As Commander of Air Force Reserve Command, he has full responsibility for the supervision of all U.S. Air Force Reserve units around the world.
General Stenner was commissioned a second lieutenant upon completing Officer Training School in 1973. He has served in various operational and staff assignments, including duty as an F-4C/D pilot, an F-16C pilot and an A-10 instructor pilot and operations officer. He has commanded four operations groups and two fighter wings.
The general is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours in the F-4, A-10 and F-16.
1972 Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative religions, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
1979 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1986 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. February 1973 - June 1974, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. June 1974 - December 1974, F-4 pilot, 426th Tactical Flying Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
3. December 1974 - March 1978, F-4 pilot, 23rd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, West Germany
4. March 1978 - June 1981, instructor and pilot, A-10 Operational Training Development Team, 357th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
5. August 1981 - May 1987, operations officer, 45th Tactical Fighter Squadron Grissom AFB, Ind.
6. May 1987 - February 1991, A-10 air operations officer, Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Test Center, Tucson International Airport, Ariz.
7. February 1991 - April 1992, Deputy Commander, Operations, 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo.
8. April 1992 - November 1992, Commander, 442nd Operations Group, Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo.
9. November 1992 - July 1994, Commander, 930th Operations Group, Grissom AFB, Ind.
10. July 1994 - December 1995, Commander, 419th Operations Group, Hill AFB, Utah
11. December 1995 - March 1996, special assistant to the Commander, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
12. March 1996 - August 1997, Commander, 944th Operations Group, Luke AFB, Ariz.
13. August 1997 - December 1998, Commander, 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
14. December 1998 - May 2001, Commander, 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.
15. May 2001 - September 2002, Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy and Plans, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.
16. September 2002 - January 2003, Director, Strategy, Policy and Plans, USSOUTHCOM, Miami, Fla.
17. January 2003 - July 2003, Director, Transformation, USSOUTHCOM, Miami, Fla.
18. July 2003 - September 2003, Director, Operations, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
19. July 2003 - July 2006, Director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
20. July 2006 - June 2008, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
21. June 2008 - present, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 2001- September 2002, Deputy Director, Strategy, Policy and Plans, USSOUTHCOM, Miami , Fla., as a brigadier general
2. September 2002 - January 2003, Director, Strategy, Policy and Plans, USSOUTHCOM, Miami, Fla., as brigadier general and major general
3. January 2003 - July 2003, Director, Transformation, USSOUTHCOM, Miami, Fla., as a major general
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,500
Aircraft flown: F-4, A-10 and F-16
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon-Long
Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jan. 17, 1973
First Lieutenant Jan. 17, 1975
Captain Jan. 17, 1977
Major April 26, 1985
Lieutenant Colonel June 16, 1989
Colonel Aug. 1, 1993
Brigadier General April 3, 2000
Major General Jan. 30, 2003
Lieutenant General June 24, 2008
(Current as of July 2012)