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GENERAL RAYMOND E. JOHNS JR.

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Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr. is Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Air Mobility Command's mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces. The command also plays a crucial role in providing humanitarian support at home and around the world. The men and women of AMC - active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilians - provide airlift, aerial refueling, special air mission and aeromedical evacuation.

General Johns graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1977. His aviation career includes C-141, KC-10, N/K/C-135, T-38 instructor pilot, as well as the chief test pilot and test program manager for the VC-25 Air Force One Replacement Program. He was chosen as a White House Fellow in 1991 where he was a senior staff member in the Office of National Service. The general has served at Headquarters U.S. European Command in security assistance and congressional affairs, and at Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command as Deputy Director of Strategic Plans and Policy. Within Headquarters U.S. Air Force, he served as Deputy Director and, later, Director of Air Force Programs. The general commanded a test squadron, operations group and airlift wing, and he was the Director of Mobility Forces for operations in Bosnia.

Prior to assuming his current position, General Johns served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., where he developed, integrated, evaluated and analyzed the U.S. Air Force Future Years Defense Program that exceeded $822 billion, and the Air Force Long-Range Plan to support national security objectives and military strategy. The general was responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff. General Johns is a command pilot and experimental test pilot with over 5,000 flying hours in over 80 different aircraft.

EDUCATION
1977 Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1982 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1984 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1986 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
1988 Master of Science degree in administration, Central Michigan University
1989 Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College
1993 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1999 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2000 Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1977 - February 1979, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. February 1979 - June 1982, T-38 instructor pilot, academic instructor, class commander and assistant wing executive officer, Williams AFB, Ariz.
3. June 1982 - August 1984, squadron executive officer, McGuire AFB, N.J.
4. August 1984 - June 1985, Air Staff Training Program officer, Air Force Issues Team, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
5. June 1985 - June 1986, student, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
6. June 1986 - May 1990, N/K/C-135A/E experimental test pilot/Air Force One, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. May 1990 - August 1991, Commander, 4953rd Test Squadron, C-141, T-39, T-37 and Commercial Aircraft Derivative Testing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. August 1991 - August 1992, White House Fellow, Office of National Service and National Security Council, Washington, D.C.
9. August 1992 - June 1993, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. July 1993 - June 1994, Chief of Security Assistance, Plans, Policy and Training Branch, Logistics and Security Assistance Directorate, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
11. June 1994 - July 1995, Chief of Strategy, Congressional and Resources, Plans and Policy Directorate, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany (November 1994 - January 1995, U.S. Lead, United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia)
12. July 1995 - June 1996, Senior Director, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
13. June 1996 - August 1998, Commander, 60th Operations Group, Travis AFB, Calif. (October 1996 - January 1997, Director of Mobility Forces, Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia)
14. August 1998 - July 2000, Commander, 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Wash.
15. July 2000 - August 2002, Deputy Director, Strategic Plans and Policy, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
16. August 2002 - July 2004, Deputy Director of Programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. August 2004 - October 2006, Director of Programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. October 2006 - November 2009, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. November 2009 - present, Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1993 - June 1994, Chief of Security Assistance, Plans, Policy and Training Branch, Logistics and Security Assistance Directorate, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, as a colonel
2. June 1994 - July 1995, Chief of Strategy, Congressional and Resources, Plans and Policy Directorate, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany (November 1994 - January 1995, U.S. Lead, United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia), as a colonel
3. October 1996 - January 1997, Director of Mobility Forces, Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia, as a colonel
4. July 2000 - August 2002, Deputy Director, Strategic Plans and Policy, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, as a brigadier general
5. May 2004 - February 2005, Office of the Secretary of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review Issue Team Lead, Washington, D.C., as a major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot and experimental test pilot
Flight hours: More than 5,000
Aircraft flown: 80+ aircraft with operational time in C-141, C-5, C-17, C-130, KC-10, KC-135 and VC-25

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 1, 1977
First Lieutenant June 1, 1979
Captain June 1, 1981
Major May 1, 1986
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 1990
Colonel Feb. 1, 1994
Brigadier General March 21, 2001
Major General Aug. 1, 2004
Lieutenant General Oct. 10, 2006
General Nov. 20, 2009

(Current as of November 2012)

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