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MAJOR GENERAL LAWRENCE A. STUTZRIEM

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Maj. Gen. Lawrence A. Stutzriem is the Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. 

General Stutzriem was commissioned in 1978 through the Air Force ROTC program at Arizona State University, and in 1980 he completed undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. He has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, including the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. In June 2001, the general served as Director of Operations, Joint Task Force - Southwest Asia, and Deputy Director of the Combined Air Operations Center.  Prior to his current assignment, he was Director, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Strategic Studies Group - CHECKMATE, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

The general is a command pilot with more than 2,200 flying hours in F-16, A-10, F-4 and Air Force training aircraft. 

EDUCATION
1978 Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe
1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1986 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1995 Air War College, by correspondence
1995 Master of Science degree in aviation management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1996 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 1979 - July 1980, student, undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. July 1980 - March 1981, F-4 student, 306th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Homestead AFB, Fla.
3. March 1981 - October 1984, F-4 pilot, squadron training officer, and weapons and tactics officer, 3rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Clark Air Base, Philippines
4. October 1984 - October 1986, aide to the Commander, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
5. December 1986 - May 1989, flight commander and F-16 instructor pilot, 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Homestead AFB, Fla.
6. May 1989 - August 1989, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, Fla.
7. August 1989 - November 1989, operations officer, 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Homestead AFB, Fla.
8. November 1989 - January 1991, exercise plans officer and Chief, Command Post Exercise Division, Headquarters 7th Air Force, Osan AB, South Korea
9. January 1991 - September 1991, Chief, New Sensor Technology Division, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
10. September 1991 - September 1992, Chief, Special Management Organization for Low Altitude Navigational and Targeting Infrared for Night, Requirements Directorate, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
11. September 1992 - July 1993, executive officer to the Director of Requirements, Headquarters ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
12. August 1993 - August 1995, Commander, 50th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.
13. August 1995 - July 1996, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
14. July 1996 - June 1998, Chief of Staff of the Air Force chair and professor of Military Strategy and Operations, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
15. June 1998 - July 2000, Commander, 47th Operations Group, Laughlin AFB, Texas
16. July 2000 - June 2001, Vice Commander, 355th Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
17. June 2001 - July 2002, Director of Operations, Joint Task Force - Southwest Asia, and Deputy Director, Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia
18. July 2002 - February 2003, Assistant Director of Plans and Programs, Headquarters ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
19. February 2003 - August 2004, Commander, 355th Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
20. August 2004 - June 2006, U.S. Department of State senior military representative and Director, Office of International Security Operations, Washington, D.C.
21. June 2006 - May 2007, Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Air Force Deputy to NOAA, Washington, D.C.
22. May 2007 - July 2009, Director, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Strategic Studies Group - CHECKMATE, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
23. July 2009 - present, Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.  

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 2,200
Aircraft flown: F-16, A-10, F-4, T-37 and T-38

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1978
First Lieutenant Dec. 15, 1980
Captain Dec. 15, 1982
Major March 1, 1988
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 1993
Colonel Jan. 1, 1998
Brigadier General July 1, 2005
Major General  Aug. 31, 2008 

(Current as of September 2009)

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