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BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES K. SHUGG

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Retiring effective Sept. 1, 2011.

Brig. Gen. Charles K. Shugg is Vice Commander, 24th Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. As the Air Force's newest numbered air force, 24th Air Force provides 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. General Shugg assists the commander in directing the activities of three wings, two located at Lackland AFB, and one located at Robins AFB, Ga.

General Shugg received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1980 and earned his wings at Reese AFB, Texas, in 1981. His previous flying duties include assignment as OV-10 forward air controller, F-15C instructor pilot, and various assignments in operational F-15C units and composite wings. He has commanded a fighter squadron, operations group, two wings and the Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence.  He also commanded the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. General Shugg's staff duties included Chief of Air-to-Air Strategy for the Checkmate Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and Director of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Forces Japan. 

General Shugg is a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School and is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours.

EDUCATION
1980 Bachelor of Science degree in economics and management, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1983 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1986 Master of Science degree in management, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
1994 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 Masters of Arts and Science degree in airpower studies, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Air War College, by correspondence
2000 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1980 - June 1981, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas
2. August 1981 - October 1981, student, lead-in fighter training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. October 1981 - December 1981, student, OV-10 Replacement Training Unit, Patrick AFB, Fla.
4. January 1982 - August 1984, OV-10 forward air controller and flight examiner, 704th Tactical Air Support Squadron, Sembach Air Base, West Germany
5. August 1984 - November 1984, student, lead-in fighter training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
6. December 1984 - April 1985, student, F-15 Replacement Training Unit, Luke AFB, Ariz.
7. May 1985 - May 1988, F-15C flight examiner, 32nd Fighter Group, Camp New Amsterdam AB, Netherlands
8. May 1988 - January 1992, F-15C squadron and wing weapons and tactics officer; flight commander, 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
9. January 1992 - July 1993, Chief of Air-to-Air Strategy, Checkmate Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. August 1993 - July 1994, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. August 1994 - July 1995, student, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. July 1995 - September 1995, student, F-15C Replacement Training Unit, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
13. October 1995 - May 1999, F-15C weapons and training flight commander, 1st Operations Support Squadron; operations officer, 94th Fighter Squadron; Commander, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
14. August 1999 - June 2000, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
15. July 2000 - January 2002, Commander, 325th Operations Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
16. January 2002 - May 2004, Director of Operations (J3), U.S. Forces Japan, Yokota AB, Japan
17. June 2004 - June 2006, Commander, 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
18. June 2006 - June 2007, Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia
19. June 2007 - July 2009, Commander, Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, Creech AFB, Nev.
20. July 2009 - August 2009, acting Commander, Air Force Cyberspace Command (Provisional), Lackland AFB, Texas 
21. August 2009 - present, Vice Commander, 24th Air Force, Lackland AFB, Texas

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 2002 - May 2004, Director of Operations (J3), U.S. Forces Japan, Yokota Air Base, Japan, as a colonel
2. June 2007 - July 2009, Commander, Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, Creech Air Force Base, Nev., as a brigadier general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,000, including more than 500 combat hours
Aircraft flown: OV-10A, F-15A/B/C/D/E, B-1, RC-135, C-130,  E-8 and MQ-1

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal 
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Distinguished graduate, lead-in fighter training
1990 Instructor Pilot of the Year, Tactical Air Command
1994 Distinguished graduate and Commandant's Award, Air Command and Staff College

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 28, 1980
First Lieutenant May 28, 1982
Captain May 28, 1984
Major May 1, 1992
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 1996
Colonel April 1, 2000
Brigadier General April 16, 2007

(Current as of February 2010)

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