Maj. Gen. Glen D. Shaffer is Director for Intelligence, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
The general received his commission in 1970 as a distinguished graduate of Otterbein College's ROTC program. His early assignments as an intelligence officer were to Strategic Air Command units, including the 17th Bombardment Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and 43rd Strategic Bombardment Wing at Andersen AFB, Guam. He was then assigned to Headquarters Tactical Air Command where he worked intelligence applications and targeting programs. His first joint assignments included tours at Headquarters U.S. Atlantic Command, Norfolk, Va., as a target intelligence officer, and the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff at Offutt AFB, Neb., where he was a nuclear plans and policy staff officer. After a tour at Strategic Air Command, Plans and Requirements, he attended National War College.
General Shaffer re-entered the joint community as Deputy Commander of the Joint Intelligence Center Europe at Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, and was subsequently designated as the first Commander for the U.S. European Command Joint Analysis Center, Royal Air Force Molesworth, England, in 1991. He has also commanded the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick AFB, Fla. The general has served as Assistant Deputy Director for Operations at the National Security Agency, and Director of Intelligence at Headquarters U.S. European Command. Prior to his current assignment, he was Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
1970 Bachelor of Arts degree in government, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio
1975 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1979 Master of Science degree in public administration, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1984 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 1985 Air War College, by correspondence
1990 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2000 Executive Program for General Officers of the Russian Federation and the United States, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2000 Seminar XXI: Foreign Politics, International Relations and the National Interest, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1. December 1970 – May 1972, radar prediction interpretation officer, 17th Bombardment Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. May 1972 – October 1972, imagery interpreter, Headquarters 13th Air Force, Andersen AFB, Guam
3. October 1972 – March 1974, Chief, Radar Prediction Interpretation Branch, 17th Bombardment Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. March 1974 – July 1975, Chief, Radar Prediction and Interpretation Branch, 43rd Strategic Bombardment Wing, Andersen AFB, Guam
S. July 1975 – March 1977, imagery intelligence staff officer, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
6. March 1977 – August 1980, Chief, Target Radar Programs Branch, Headquarters TAC, Langley AFB, Va.
7. August 1980 – August 1983, strategic target analyst and Chief, Cruise Missile Targeting, Headquarters U.S. Atlantic Command, Norfolk, Va.
8. August 1983 – July 1984, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. July 1984 – June 1986, nuclear plans and policy staff officer, Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff, Offutt AFB, Neb.
10. June 1986 – June 1988, Chief, Relocatable Target Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
11. June 1988 – August 1989, Chief, Force Management Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Requirements and Acquisition, Headquarters SAC, Offutt AFB, Neb.
12. August 1989 – July 1990, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. July 1990 - October 1991, Deputy Commander, Joint Intelligence Center Europe, Stuttgart- Vaihingen, Germany
14. October 1991 – July 1994, Commander, Joint Analysis Center, U.S. European Command, Royal Air Force Molesworth, England
15. July 1994 – August 1996, Commander, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla.
16. September 1996 – August 1997, Assistant Deputy Director for Operations, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
17. August 1997 – March 1999, Director of Intelligence (J-2), Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany
18. March 1999 – July 2002, Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. July 2002 – present, Director for Intelligence (J2), the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 3, 1970
First Lieutenant Dec. 14, 1971
Captain Dec. 14, 1973
Major June 1, 1982
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 1986
Colonel April 1, 1991
Brigadier General Jan. 1, 1997
Major General April 1, 2000
(Current as of July 2002)