Harry C. Disbrow Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Associate Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he is responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff for formulating policy supporting air, space, nuclear, counterproliferation, homeland security, weather and cyber operations. Mr. Disbrow is further responsible for policy and processes for operational and capability planning, operational requirements, and training necessary to support national security objectives and military strategy. He represents the operational community at the Air Force Council, and the Joint Staff and OSD planning, requirements and acquisition processes.
Mr. Disbrow served in the Air Force from January of 1971, retiring in September of 1997. While on active duty as a career pilot, he amassed more than 3000 flying hours, and flew all models of the F-15 Eagle. He held several key operational and staff positions at the squadron, group, Combatant Command and Headquarter, U.S. Air Force levels. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1997. Prior to his current position, Mr. Disbrow served as the Deputy Director for Operational Capability Requirements.
1970 Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, University of Washington
1976 Master's degree in business administration, Oklahoma City University
2002 National Security Leadership Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2007 Program for Senior Managers in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. June 1970 - November 1972, supply management officer, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.
2. December 1972 - December 1973, student, undergraduate pilot training, Webb AFB, Texas
3. January 1974 - July 1978, T-38 instructor pilot and flight examiner, Vance AFB, Okla.
4. August 1978 - March 1979, F-15A Replacement Training Unit, Luke AFB, Ariz.
5. April 1979 - May 1982, F-15 pilot, 525th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Bitburg Air Base, West Germany
6. June 1982 - July 1984, F-15 instructor pilot, 426th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
7. August 1984 - January 1985, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
8. February 1985 - October 1987, staff officer, Air Operations Branch, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
9. November 1987 - October 1992, Chief of Wing Standardization and Evaluation; later, operations officer, 550th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron; later, Commander, 461st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron; later, Operations Group Deputy Commander, 58th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
10. November 1992 - December 1996, Chief, Weapons and Nuclear Deterrence Division, later, Chief, Combat Forces Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. January 1997 - September 1997, Chief, Quadrennial Defense Review Modernization Division, Directorate of Operational Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. October 1997 - August 2009, Assistant Director of Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. August 2009 - present, Associate Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,000
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38 and F-15A/C/E
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
2006 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
(Current as of August 2009)