|BRIGADIER GENERAL ALBERT F. "AL" RIGGLE|
Retired June 1, 2008.
Brig. Gen. Albert F. "Al" Riggle is the Senior Military Representative to the Senior Interagency Strategy Team, National Counterterrorism Center, Washington, D.C. He serves as the Chairman's representative to the NCTC for interagency coordination and integration of the U.S. government's counterterrorism National Implementation Plan and various National Action Plans as directed by the National Security Council. General Riggle provides Joint Staff input for interagency planning, implementation monitoring, synchronization of effort, and assessment of strategic objectives. He participates in the annual strategic review of the NIP. He is one of nine senior interagency representatives organized to advise the NCTC's Director of Strategic Operational Planning.
General Riggle was commissioned in 1977 through the University of Louisville, Ky., ROTC program. He has extensive experience in mission support and the security police career field with assignments ranging from base-level aircraft security and law enforcement to staff assignments at major command and numbered air force. He has experience in base defense policy development, nuclear security oversight, critical infrastructure protection and force protection, to include chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats as well as theater air and missile defense.
General Riggle has commanded two security police squadrons, a mission support group and an air base wing. He worked interagency nuclear surety issues while assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Support Staff. He also served as the Provost Marshal and Deputy Joint Rear Area Coordinator for Headquarters U.S. Forces Japan, while also serving as Director of Security Forces for Headquarters 5th Air Force. The general was Director of Security Forces for Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and Deputy Director of Operations for Force Protection, U.S. Central Command. While at USCENTCOM, he developed and implemented force protection policy and standards in support of joint task forces in the Horn of Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan, and military operations throughout the Arabian Peninsula, Levant and Central Asian states.
1976 Bachelor of Science degree in police administration, University of Louisville, Ky.
1979 Police Administration Course, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1983 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1985 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1987 Master of Science degree in human relations, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston
1993 Air War College, by seminar
1993 Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
1993 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2003 National Security Studies, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2003 USAF Senior Leadership Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2004 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2005 Senior Leader Orientation Course, Washington, D.C.
2006 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. May 1977 - June 1978, shift supervisor, 3902nd Security Police Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
2. July 1978 - July 1980, Chief, Nuclear Security Section; Chief, Analysis Branch; and Chief, Training and Law Enforcement Branch, Security Police Directorate, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
3. August 1980 - August 1981, Chief, Security Police, 13th Missile Warning Squadron, Clear Air Force Station, Alaska
4. September 1981 - June 1985, operations officer, later, Commander, 305th Security Police Squadron, Grissom AFB, Ind.
5. July 1985 - July 1987, Chief, Programming Division, and Chief, Operations Division, Security Police Directorate, Headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La.
6. August 1987 - July 1990, Commander, 7th Security Police Squadron, Carswell AFB, Texas
7. August 1990 - May 1991, action officer, Air Base Ground Defense Plans and Programs, Air Force Security Police Agency, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
8. June 1991 - June 1992, action officer, Air Base Defense Policy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
9. June 1992 - May 1993, student, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
10. June 1993 - May 1996, Chief, Surety Policy Branch, Plans and Assessment Division, U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Support Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
11. May 1996 - June 1998, Commander, 36th Support Group, Andersen AFB, Guam
12. June 1998 - May 2001, Provost Marshal, Headquarters U.S. Forces Japan, and Director of Security Forces, 5th Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan
13. June 2001 - April 2003, Commander, 15th Air Base Wing, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
14. May 2003 - June 2004, Director, Security Forces, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
15. July 2004 - September 2005, Director, Joint Security, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
16. October 2005 - June 2006, Deputy Director of Operations for Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
17. June 2006 - present, Senior Military Representative to the Senior Interagency Strategy Team, National Counterterrorism Center, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with two bronze stars
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
Military Order of the World Wars
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jan. 8, 1977
First Lieutenant Feb. 13, 1979
Captain Feb. 13, 1981
Major March 1, 1988
Lieutenant Colonel July 10, 1991
Colonel Nov. 1, 1997
Brigadier General June 1, 2005
(Current as of April 2008)