Gen. Donald J. Hoffman serves as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The command's 83,000 people manage $60 billion annually in research, development, test and evaluation while providing the acquisition management services and logistics support required to develop, procure and sustain Air Force weapon systems.
General Hoffman is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was commissioned in 1974 and has served in various operational and staff assignments in Europe, the Middle East and United States. He has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, and has served on the staffs of U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command, Air Education and Training Command, Air Combat Command and Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
General Hoffman is a command pilot with more than 3,800 flying hours in fighter, trainer and transport aircraft.
1974 Distinguished graduate, Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1975 Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, University of California, Berkeley
1978 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1986 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1998 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
1. June 1974 - June 1975, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley
2. June 1975 - January 1977, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz., and pilot instructor training, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. January 1977 - June 1981, T-37 instructor, check pilot and squadron executive officer, 89th Flying Training Squadron, later, life support officer, 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas
4. June 1981 - April 1982, student, F-16 upgrade training, MacDill AFB, Fla.
5. April 1982 - July 1985, F-16 pilot, flight lead, instructor pilot, flight commander and assistant operations officer, 10th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hahn Air Base, West Germany
6. August 1985 - June 1986, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. June 1986 - April 1989, air staff officer and executive officer, Directorate of Avionics and Electronic Combat, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. April 1989 - June 1991, Commander, 98th Flying Training Squadron, Williams AFB, Ariz.
9. July 1991 - June 1992, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. August 1992 - July 1994, Chief, Aviation Section, Office of Military Cooperation, U.S. Central Command, Cairo, Egypt
11. July 1994 - October 1995, executive officer to the Commander, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
12. October 1995 - February 1997, Commander, 14th Operations Group, Columbus AFB, Miss.
13. February 1997 - December 1998, special assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium
14. December 1998 - March 2000, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters Allied Air Forces Northwestern Europe, NATO, Royal Air Force High Wycombe, England
15. March 2000 - May 2001, Commander, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
16. May 2001 - October 2002, Commander, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy
17. October 2002 - August 2005, Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
18. August 2005 - November 2008, Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
19. November 2008 - present, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1992 - July 1994, Chief, Aviation Section, Office of Military Cooperation, U.S. Central Command, Cairo, Egypt, as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. February 1997 - December 1998, special assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium, as a colonel
3. December 1998 - March 2000, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters Allied Air Forces Northwestern Europe, NATO, Royal Air Force High Wycombe, England, as a colonel and brigadier general
Rating: Command pilot, master parachutist
Flight hours: More than 3,800
Aircraft flown: F-16, T-37, T-38, C-12 and C-21
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 5, 1974
First Lieutenant June 5, 1976
Captain June 5, 1978
Major Aug. 1, 1985
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 1989
Colonel Jan. 1, 1993
Brigadier General Feb. 1, 2000
Major General June 1, 2003
Lieutenant General Nov. 1, 2005
General Nov. 21, 2008
(Current as of June 2012)