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Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Byers is The Civil Engineer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for installation support functions at 166 Air Force bases worldwide with an annual budget of more than $12 billion. He is responsible for organizing, training and equipping the 60,000-person engineering force, and for planning, development, construction, maintenance, utilities and the environmental quality of Air Force bases worldwide valued at more than $251 billion. This responsibility also includes services for housing, fire protection, aircraft crash and rescue, explosive ordnance disposal and disaster preparedness. Additionally, he oversees the Air Force Civil Engineer Center with operating locations at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, and Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

General Byers entered the Air Force in October 1981 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Kentucky. He has served as a design engineer, readiness officer, contract management chief, programmer and environmental chief. His previous experience includes headquarters tours at both the Air Staff and major command levels, base command positions as a civil engineering squadron and mission support group commander, and a career broadening tour with Air Force ROTC. Prior to his current assignment, he was Director of Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.

1981 Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, with high distinction, University of Kentucky
1984 Master of Science degree in engineering management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1986 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
1995 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
1999 Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
2004 Executive Program, Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
2004 Air Force Leadership Enhancement/Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2008 Enterprise Leadership Program, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2009 National Security Studies Program, Defense Policy Seminar, George Washington University
2009 Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) Executive Leadership Course, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1. October 1981 - April 1983, design engineer, disaster preparedness officer, 2750th Civil Engineering Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. May 1983 - September 1984, student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. October 1984 - June 1987, Chief, Contract and Environmental Planning, 52nd Civil Engineering Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, West Germany
4. June 1986 - August 1986, student, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
5. July 1987 - June 1991, regional Director of Recruiting and Air Force Junior ROTC Area Manager, ROTC Detachment 025, Arizona State University, Tempe
6. July 1991 - May 1992, Environmental Program Manager, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Virginia
7. June 1992 - April 1993, Chief, Environmental Oversight, Civil Engineer Directorate, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia
8. May 1993 - July 1994, executive officer, Civil Engineer Directorate, Headquarters ACC, Langley AFB, Virginia
9. August 1994 - June 1995, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
10. 10. July 1995 - July 1998, Commander, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
11. August 1998 - June 1999, student, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
12. July 1999 - May 2002, Chief, Readiness and Installation Support Division, Office of The Civil Engineer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. May 2002 - May 2003, Commander, 8th Mission Support Group, Kunsan AB, South Korea
14. June 2003 - August 2005, Pacific Air Forces Civil Engineer, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
15. September 2005 - May 2009, Director of Installations and Mission Support, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia
16. June 2009 - present, The Civil Engineer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon

1995 Academic Master, Air Command and Staff College
1996 Air Force Senior Military Engineer Award
1998 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award, U.S. Air Forces in Europe
2004 Newman Medal, Society of American Military Engineers
2005 Army Bronze Defleur Medal

Second Lieutenant May 5, 1981
First Lieutenant July 27, 1983
Captain July 27, 1985
Major Dec. 1, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 1, 1997
Colonel April 1, 2000
Brigadier General June 1, 2007
Major General Dec. 4, 2009

(Current as of July 2013)


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