Maj. Gen. Felix Dupré is Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. General Dupré reports to the Air Force Chief of Staff regarding the test and evaluation of more than 400 major programs being assessed at 24 different locations. The general directs the activities of more than 1,000 civilian and military people. As a member of the test and evaluation community, General Dupré works directly with the offices of the Secretary of Defense and Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., to ensure realistic, objective and impartial operational testing is conducted on Air Force and joint use systems.

General Dupré was born in Bethesda, Md. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1972. The general has commanded an operations support squadron, a fighter squadron, a fighter operations group and two fighter wings. General Dupré has served in numerous U.S., joint and combined staff positions, and is a command pilot with more than 4,300 flying hours in the F-15 and T-38.

1972 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1977 Squadron Officer School
1978 Master's degrees in management and human relations, Webster College
1985 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1988 Air War College, by correspondence

1. August 1972 - August 1973, student, pilot training, Moody AFB, Ga.
2. September 1973 - January 1974, student, pilot instructor training, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. January 1974 - July 1975, T-38 instructor pilot, 71st Flying Training Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.
4. July 1975 - July 1978, T-38 instructor pilot and check pilot, 560th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas
5. July 1978 - September 1978, F-15 fighter lead-in, Holloman AFB, N.M.
6. October 1978 - March 1979, student, F-15 training, Luke AFB, Ariz.
7. March 1979 - April 1982, assistant flight commander, instructor pilot and wing flight examiner, 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
8. April 1982 - January 1985, wing flight examiner, assistant chief and Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
9. January 1985 - June 1985, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
10. June 1985 - July 1988, Test Manager for Global Positioning System Initial Operational Test and Evaluation; Advance Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Field Test and Evaluation; Advanced Tactical Fighter Operational Utility Evaluation; Cruise Missile Defense Test Program; and Chief, Air-to-Air Branch, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
11. July 1988 - July 1989, air liaison officer, Korean First Army, Wonju, South Korea
12. July 1989 - September 1989, student, F-15 Short Course, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
13. September 1989 - August 1990, assistant operations officer, 58th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
14. August 1990 - November 1991, operations officer, 59th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
15. November 1991 - April 1992, Commander, 33rd Operations Support Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
16. April 1992 - April 1993, Commander, 60th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
17. April 1993 - July 1995, Chief, Exercises Division, later, Chief, Tactical Evaluation Division, Headquarters 5th Allied Tactical Air Force, Vicenza, Italy
18. July 1995 - December 1996, Vice Commander, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va. (October 1995 - July 1996, Commander, 1st Operations Group, Langley AFB, Va.)
19. December 1996 - September 1997, Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
20. October 1997 - April 1999, Commander, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
21. April 1999 - April 2000, Commander, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va.
22. April 2000 - August 2002, executive officer to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command, Mons, Belgium
23. September 2002 - February 2003, U.S. Defense Attaché to France, U.S. European Command, Paris, France
24. February 2003 - present, Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,300
Aircraft flown: F-15 and T-38

Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)

Second Lieutenant June 7, 1972
First Lieutenant June 7, 1974
Captain June 7, 1976
Major March 1, 1984
Lieutenant Colonel Nov. 1, 1988
Colonel Jan. 1, 1994
Brigadier General May 1, 2000
Major General July 1, 2003

(Current as of February 2004)