Gerald F. "Fred" Pease Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH), Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
Mr. Pease provides executive leadership on all matters pertaining to formulation, review and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets for environmental, safety and occupational health programs.
While on active duty, Mr. Pease flew more than 2,900 hours in the F-4C/E and F-15A/C, including 31 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. He also held several key staff positions, including assignments to the U.S. Embassy in Paris; the Joint Chiefs of Staff delegation to the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium; Headquarters 7th Air Force, South Korea; and the Air Staff. Following his appointment to the Senior Executive Service in 2000, Mr. Pease was the Headquarters U.S. Air Force Associate Director for Ranges and Airspace and then the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Basing and Infrastructure Analysis, where he directed the 2005 Air Force Base Realignment and Closure process. He was subsequently the Executive Director of the Department of Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation, and led DOD participation in U.S. and global air transportation systems. Concurrently, he was the Headquarters U.S. Air Force Deputy Director of Operations and later, Director of Air Operations responsible for policy and oversight of Air Force air operations worldwide.
Prior to his current assignment, he was the DOD Liaison in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of the Interior. He advised senior leaders in the Department of the Interior on issues of mutual DOD/DOI interest such as renewable energy programs, conservation, and the compatibility of activities on public lands and the Outer Continental Shelf with military missions.
1971 Bachelor of Arts degree in French, San Diego State University, Calif.
1976 Master of Science degree in international relations, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
1977 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1984 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1993 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
1. November 1972 - November 1973, Student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. January 1974 - August 1974, F-4C training, Luke AFB, Ariz.
3. August 1974 - July 1979, F4E/F-15A Pilot, 22nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Bitburg Air Base, Germany
4. July 1979 - December 1982, F-15A Instructor Pilot, and standardization and Evaluation Flight Examiner,
71st and 94th tactical fighter squadrons, Langley AFB, Va.
5. January 1983 - August 1985, Assistant Air Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Paris, France
6. August 1985 - December 1986, Aide-de-Camp to the U.S. military representative to NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
7. January 1987 - January 1989, F-15C Assistant Operations Officer and chief of wing inspections, 94th
Tactical Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
8. January 1989 - January 1990, Director of Tactical Operations and Assistant Director of Operations,
Headquarters 7th Air Force, Osan Air Base, South Korea
9. January 1990 - June 1992, Operations Officer/Commander, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
10. June 1992 - June 1993, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. July 1993 - September 2000, Chief, Ranges & Airspace Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. Sep 2000 - June 2004, Associate Director for Ranges and Airspace, Directorate of Ops and Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2004 - December 2005, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Basing and Infrastructure Analysis, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. December 2005 - July 2009, Executive Director, DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation, and Deputy Director for Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. August 2009 - February 2010, Director of Air Operations and Executive Director, DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation, DCS Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. February 2009 - September 2012, DOD Liaison, Immediate Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
17. September 2012-present, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Headquarters Air Force, Washington, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
2007 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
(Current as of September 2012)