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BRIGADIER GENERAL DANIEL R. EAGLE

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Brig. Gen. Daniel R. Eagle is the Defense Attaché, Moscow, Russia. As the Senior Defense Representative to the Russian Federation, he advises senior U.S. military and political leadership on Russian military issues and coordinates the annual U.S.-Russia program of military contacts.

General Eagle enlisted in the Air Force in 1973 and served as an electronics warfare technician prior to his selection for the Airman's Education and Commissioning Program. He received his commission in 1978 through the ROTC program at the University of Portland in Oregon. He is a command pilot with more than 2,600 flying hours in a variety of aircraft, having served as a T-37 instructor pilot, F-16 instructor pilot and flight commander, as well as Chief of Wing Safety at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

The general has commanded the 35th Operations Support Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, and the 34th Operations Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy. His staff assignments include Chief of International Fighter Programs and aide-de-camp to the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff. Following Japanese language instruction, he attended the National Institute of Defense Studies in Tokyo, Japan, and went on to serve as the U.S. Air Attaché to Russia. He was subsequently assigned to NATO, serving first as the Chief of Staff of the Air Component Command, Ramstein AB, Germany, and then as Chief of Staff of NATO's first Center of Excellence, the Joint Air Power Competence Center, located in Kalkar, Germany.  He first served as U.S. Defense Attaché to Russia in 2006. The general has been Director of Intelligence, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and recently served as Deputy Commander, Combined Air Operations Center 6, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, NATO in Eskisehir, Turkey.

EDUCATION
1977 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, University of Portland, Ore.
1978 Master of Business Administration degree, University of Portland, Ore.
1981 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1992 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Foreign Senior Service School, National Institute of Defense Studies, Tokyo, Japan

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1978 - May 1979, student, undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. June 1979 - September 1979, student, pilot instructor training, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. October 1979 - May 1982, T-37 instructor pilot, Vance AFB, Okla.
4. June 1982 - August 1982, student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
5. September 1982 - September 1984, student, F-16 initial qualification training, later, F-16 pilot, 16th Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
6. October 1984 - September 1985, Air Staff Training officer, Office of the Air Force Inspector General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. October 1985 - January 1986, student, F-16 instructor pilot course, MacDill AFB, Fla.
8. February 1986 - March 1988, F-16 instructor pilot and flight commander, 56th Fighter Training Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla.
9. April 1988 - June 1990, Chief of International Fighter Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for International Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. June 1990 - June 1991, aide-de-camp to the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. July 1991 - May 1992, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 1992 - September 1992, student, F-15 qualification training, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
13. October 1992 - December 1993, current operations flight commander, later, Chief of Safety, 366th Composite Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
14. January 1994 - July 1995, student, basic and intermediate Japanese language training, Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, Calif.
15. August 1995 - June 1996, student, Japanese National Institute of Defense, Tokyo, Japan
16. July 1996 - September 1996, student, F-16 requalification training, Luke AFB, Ariz.
17. October 1996 - September 1997, Commander, 35th Operations Support Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan
18. September 1997 - June 1998, executive officer to the Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Japan, Yokota AB, Japan
19. July 1998 - May 2000, Commander, 34th Operations Group, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
20. June 2000 - October 2001, student, Russian language training and Joint Military Attaché School, Washington, D.C.
21. October 2001 - July 2003, U.S. Air Attaché, Moscow, Russia
22. July 2003 - October 2004, Chief of Staff and senior U.S. representative, Air Component Command (NATO), Ramstein AB, Germany
23. October 2004 - January 2006, Chief of Staff and senior U.S. representative, Joint Air Power Competence Center (NATO), Kalkar, Germany
24. January 2006 - February 2008, U.S. Defense Attaché, Moscow, Russia
25. February 2008 - November 2008, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
26. November 2008 - June 2009, Deputy Commander, Combined Air Operations Center 6, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, NATO, Eskisehir, Turkey
27. June 2009 - present, U.S. Defense Attaché, Moscow, Russia

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 2001 - July 2003, U.S. Air Attaché, Moscow, Russia as a colonel
2. July 2003 - October 2004, Chief of Staff and senior U.S. representative, Air Component Command (NATO), Ramstein AB, Germany, as a colonel
3. October 2004 - January 2006, Chief of Staff and senior U.S. representative, Joint Air Power Competence Center (NATO), Kalkar, Germany, as a colonel
4. January 2006 - February 2008, U.S. Defense Attaché, Moscow, Russia, as a brigadier general
5. November 2008 - June 2009, Deputy Commander, Combined Air Operations Center 6, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, NATO, Eskisehir, Turkey, as a brigadier general
6. June 2009 - present, U.S. Defense Attaché, Moscow, Russia, as a brigadier general 
 
FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot, parachutist
Flight hours: More than 2,600
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, TG-4, F-16, F-15, L-29, L-39 and YAK-18T

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 1, 1977
First Lieutenant Dec. 1, 1979
Captain Dec. 1, 1981
Major June 1, 1989
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 1992
Colonel Aug. 1, 1998
Brigadier General Nov. 24, 2006

(Current as of July 2009)

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