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MAJOR GENERAL SUZANNE M. "ZAN" VAUTRINOT

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Maj. Gen. Suzanne M. "Zan" Vautrinot is the Commander, 24th Air Force; and Commander, Air Forces Cyber; and Commander, Air Force Network Operations, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. General Vautrinot is responsible for the Air Force's component numbered air force providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force personnel extend, maintain and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. The general directs the activities of three operational cyber wings, two headquartered at Lackland, and one at Robins AFB, Ga., as well as the 624th Operations Center at Lackland.

General Vautrinot entered the Air Force after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1982. She has served in various assignments, including cyber operations, plans and policy, strategic security, space operations and staff work. The general has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels, as well as the Air Force Recruiting Service. She has served on the Joint Staff, the staffs at major command headquarters and Air Force headquarters. Prior to assuming her current position, General Vautrinot was the Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md., and the Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION
1982 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1986 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1989 Master of Science degree, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1992 Air Command and Staff College, with honors, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Joint and Combined Staff Officer School, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1998 Air War College, by correspondence
2000 National Security Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1982 - October 1986, Chief, Operations and Requirement Analysis Branches, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Special Projects, Los Angeles, Calif.
2. January 1987 - July 1989, Program Manager, Command, Control and Communications Systems, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
3. July 1989 - July 1990, space systems requirements officer, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
4. July 1990 - May 1992, Manager, Advanced Space Systems Surveillance Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
5. May 1992 - June 1993, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
6. June 1993 - May 1995, operations officer, 4th Space Operations Squadron, Falcon AFB, Colo.
7. May 1995 - March 1996, joint requirements planner, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. March 1996 - June 1996, student, Joint and Combined Staff Officer School, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
9. June 1996 - December 1996, joint warfighting capabilities analyst, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. December 1996 - November 1997, deputy executive assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
11. December 1997 - July 1999, Commander, 11th Space Warning Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
12. August 1999 - June 2000, National Security Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
13. June 2000 - July 2002, Chief of Operations, 14th Air Force; Commander, 614th Space Operations Group; and Director of Aerospace Operations Center, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
14. July 2002 - June 2003, Deputy Director of Air and Space Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. June 2003 - April 2005, Commander, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
16. April 2005 - July 2006, Deputy Director of Strategic Security, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. July 2006 - June 2008, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
18. June 2008 - May 2010, Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command - Network Warfare, U.S. Strategic Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
19. May 2010 - Dec 2010, Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
20. Dec 2010 - April 2011, Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
21. April 2011 - present, Commander, 24th Air Force, Commander, Air Forces Cyber, and Commander, Air Force Network Operations, Lackland AFB, Texas

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1995 - March 1996, joint requirements planner, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a major
2. June 1996 - December 1996, joint warfighting capabilities analyst, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a major
3. December 1996 - November 1997, deputy executive assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a major and lieutenant colonel
4. June 2008 - May 2010, Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command - Network Warfare, U.S. Strategic Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a brigadier general and major general
5. May 2010 - Dec 2010, Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a major general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2000 Women in Aerospace Leadership Award
2007 Aerospace Citation of Honor, Air Force Association
2007 'Women Worth Watching' Issue, Profiles in Diversity Journal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Board of Directors, Uniformed Services Benefits Association
2006 - 2008 Board of Directors, Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Advisory Board, The Warrior Tours

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 2, 1982
First Lieutenant June 2, 1984
Captain June 2, 1986
Major May 1, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 1, 1997
Colonel April 1, 2000
Brigadier General Sept. 2, 2006
Major General Nov. 2, 2009

(Current as of July 2012)

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