HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN ROBERT DYAS

PRINT | E-MAIL

Brigadier General John Robert Dyas is chief of staff, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He directs and coordinates activities of the ATC headquarters staff.

General Dyas was born in Mobile, Ala., in 1917. He graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile and attended Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., from 1935 to 1939, majoring in aeronautical engineering and aeronautical administration. He entered aviation cadet training in 1940 and received his flight training at Randolph and Kelly fields, Texas, and received his pilot wings and commission as second lieutenant in July 1941.

His World War II service included duty in the North African and European Theater of Operations as a tactical squadron commander. Later assignments included positions as tactical group and wing commander, and chief of staff and deputy commander of the Third Tactical Air Division.

From 1948 to 1950 General Dyas was adviser to the Peruvian air force. Other command and staff positions held include: commander, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, February 1951 - July 1954; deputy commander, 19th Air Force, August 1955 - July 1957; deputy chief of staff for operations, 4th Allied Tactical Air Force in Europe, July 1957 - November 1959; assistant deputy chief of staff, operations, at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, November 1959 - July 1961; and deputy director of military personnel, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, August 1961 -July 1963.

He next went to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, to command the U.S. Air Force Military Personnel Center. In July 1965 the center was changed to the Office of the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel for Military Personnel and he served as deputy assistant. In July 1966 he was named vice commander of the Seventeenth Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, with headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

He became commander, Task Force Alpha, Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, in January 1969. He assumed duties as chief of staff, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, in July 1969.

General Dyas is a command pilot. His military decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon.


(Current as of Aug. 1, 1969)

Engage

Twitter
F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron @EielsonAirForce takeoff in support of exercise Valia… https://t.co/cf0raGgEUD
Twitter
RT @USAF_ACC: "This test, and others like it, can shape the future of the MQ-9, as we continue to increase its relevance in great power com…
Twitter
"We cannot rest on our laurels. It is all about the people, folks, and they will guarantee our readiness, and are f… https://t.co/BsNDUSw0wE
Twitter
RT @USAFCENT: USAFCENT Airmen and coalition partners are executing missions of national, regional and global importance and Exercise Desert…
Twitter
In March 2019, @AFSpecOpsCmd received its first Block 30 AC-130J Ghostrider gunship. Referred to as “the ultimate b… https://t.co/V9FoDThYRQ
Twitter
As the Joint Force transitioned from a Continuous Bomber Presence posture in the Indo-Pacific theater to a Dynamic… https://t.co/u8JlA3GaeF
Twitter
As of August 2020, The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, aka Hurricane Hunters, has flown 64 missions into 12 s… https://t.co/CFtHJ8HDXG
Twitter
.@AFGlobalStrike tackled B-1B readiness issues head-on by readying the fleet with a roadmap to recovery over a 2-yr… https://t.co/dEfZemGKbb
Twitter
As we celebrate 73 years of the U.S. Air Force, we remember the heroes we are proud to have served with. Today we… https://t.co/3pdHX3DvIn
Twitter
Flying, fighting and winning since 1947. #USAF73 https://t.co/qM28ykPZwt
Twitter
RT @AF_Academy: Proud to fly the @usairforce flag today and every day! Happy 73rd Birthday! #YourAcademy #FamilyWeek https://t.co/hOIs1ghq7M
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Today we honor the #heroes who knew the worst of war and the agony of captivity - those who fought for and lost their fre…
Twitter
RT @ArmyMateriel: Join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to our brothers and sisters in the United States Air Force! #DYK The Air Force was…
Twitter
RT @JBABdc: Happy 73rd birthday, @usairforce! The USAF Band and Honor Guard were thrilled to help kick off the celebration on Fox & Friends…
Twitter
RT @AFSAHQ: Happy Birthday to the world's greatest @UsAirForce ! 73 years of excellence, service and sacrifice. Thank you to all the #Air
Twitter
RT @97AMW: Happy 73rd birthday @usairforce! As we celebrate today, we honor the heroism of our Airmen, past and present, who have been the…
Twitter
RT @53rdWRS: Special birthday shoutout to @usairforce! 73 never looked so good! What better way to celebrate than by flying another missio…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,280,131
Follow Us