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MAJOR GENERAL DAVID E. CLARY

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Maj. Gen. David E. Clary is Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

General Clary entered the Air Force in 1976 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has commanded two squadrons, a group and two wings, and served as Vice Commander, Air Combat Command. He has served as the Operations Director to Joint Task Force Southwest Asia; Chief of Staff at U.S. Strategic Command; Director of Homeland Security as well as Director of Current Operations and Training at Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Allied Air Component Command Headquarters Izmir (NATO), Izmir, Turkey. The general has also completed a Navy exchange tour and has 160 carrier landings. Prior to his current assignment, he was Director, Air Component Coordination Element, Multi-National Force-Iraq, and Commander, Detachment 2, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Baghdad, Iraq.

A command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours, primarily in attack and fighter aircraft, General Clary has participated in operations Provide Comfort, Southern Watch, Deny Flight and Iraqi Freedom, accumulating 216 combat hours.

EDUCATION
1976 Bachelor of Science degree in behavioral sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1982 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1984 Master of Science degree in management, Troy State University
1988 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Combined/Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 National Security Leadership Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2006 Combined/Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Course, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2007 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1976 - September 1977, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. September 1977 - October 1979, T-37 instructor pilot, 96th Flying Training Squadron, Williams AFB, Ariz.
3. October 1979 - August 1981, T-37 class commander, 82nd Student Squadron, Williams AFB, Ariz.
4. August 1981 - March 1984, A-10 instructor pilot, safety officer, flight commander, 511th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England
5. March 1984 - February 1986, exchange officer and A-7E instructor pilot, Attack Squadron 122, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
6. February 1986 - June 1987, A-7E pilot, Attack Squadron 27, USS Carl Vinson
7. July 1987 - June 1988, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. June 1988 - May 1990, joint warfare faculty instructor, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. May 1990 - July 1993, assistant operations officer, 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron; operations officer, 92nd Tactical Fighter Squadron; Commander, 91st Tactical Fighter Squadron; Assistant Deputy Commander for Operations, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing; and Commander, 81st Communications Squadron, Royal Air Force Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge, England
10. July 1993 - June 1994, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. June 1994 - August 1997, Deputy Commander, later, Commander, 355th Operations Group, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
12. August 1997 - June 1999, Commander, 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, N.M.
13. July 1999 - May 2000, Chief of Staff, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
14. May 2000 - March 2002, Commander, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, South Korea
15. March 2002 - May 2004, Director, Homeland Security, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. June 2004 - April 2005, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe (NATO), Naples, Italy
17. April 2005 - July 2006, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Allied Air Component Command Headquarters (NATO), Izmir, Turkey
18. August 2006 - January 2007, Director of Current Operations and Training, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. January 2007 - February 2008, Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
20. February 2008 - April 2009, Director, Air Component Coordination Element, Multi-National Force-Iraq, and Commander, Detachment 2, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Baghdad, Iraq
21. April 2009 - August 2009, Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
22. August 2009 - present, Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 1984 - February 1986, exchange officer and A-7E instructor pilot, Attack Squadron 122, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., as a captain
2. February 1986 - June 1987, A-7E pilot, Attack Squadron 27, deployed aboard USS Carl Vinson, as a captain
3. May 1996 - August 1996, Director of Operations (J3), Joint Task Force Southwest Asia, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a colonel
4. July 1999 - May 2000, Chief of Staff, U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha, Neb., as a colonel
5. June 2004 - April 2005, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe (NATO), Naples, Italy, as a brigadier general
6. April 2005 - July 2006, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Allied Air Component Command Headquarters (NATO), Izmir, Turkey, as a brigadier general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,500
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, A-10, A-7E, EC-130 and F-16

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with bronze star
Navy "E" Ribbon
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with bronze star
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Short with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Navy Pistol Marksmanship Medal with silver "E"
Air Force Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 2, 1976
First Lieutenant June 2, 1978
Captain June 2, 1980
Major May 1, 1986
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1990
Colonel Feb. 1, 1995
Brigadier General Sept. 1, 2001
Major General Oct. 1, 2005

(Current as of December 2009)

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