Brig. Gen. Michael C. Dudzik is the mobilization assistant to the Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Forces Strategic-Space, Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Fourteenth Air Force, the historic "Flying Tigers," is responsible for all U.S. Air Force space forces, including missile warning, space control, space-based surveillance, navigation and communications, satellite control, space launch and assigned and attached U.S. Strategic Command space forces.

General Dudzik was commissioned through the four-year ROTC program at the University of Detroit and assigned to the Air Force Institute of Technology Civilian Institute Program for graduate education. He entered active duty in 1977 at the Air Force Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, supporting the development of advanced aircraft avionics, reconnaissance and space systems. He has served in various active-duty and Reserve assignments, including technical intelligence; weapons of mass destruction counterproliferation and nuclear weapons policy development; space system acquisition; and space systems operations. The general commanded a Reserve intelligence detachment and served in Air Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense staff positions. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the mobilization assistant to the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.

In his civilian capacity, he is an industry executive with extensive engineering design and development expertise.  He also serves on the advisory boards at the University of Michigan and the University of Central Florida.

1975 Bachelor of Science degree in physics, University of Detroit
1977 Masters of Science degree in nuclear engineering, Ohio State University
1983 Squadron Officer School
1984 Master of Business Administration degree, University of Dallas
1985 Air Command and Staff College
1998 Air War College

1. January 1975 - January 1977, student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Paterson AFB, Ohio
2. January 1977 - January 1981, physicist, Advanced Technology Directorate, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. May 1981 - December 1987, individual mobilization augmentee, Nuclear Weapons Branch, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
4. January 1988 - September 1992, individual mobilization augmentee, Air Force Element, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
5. October 1992 - September 1999, individual mobilization augmentee, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Washington, D.C.
6. January 1993 - January 1996, Commander/Director, Intelligence Reserve Detachment 30, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich.
7. October 1999 - January 2003, senior individual mobilization augmentee, Directorate of Space Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. January 2003 - May 2005, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Space and Missile Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
9. May 2005 - present, mobilization assistant to the Commander, 14th Air Force and Joint Space Operations, Joint Functional Component Command, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Organization Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Former President, National Defense Industrial Association, Michigan chapter

Second Lieutenant June 4, 1975
First Lieutenant June 4, 1978
Captain June 4, 1980
Major May 2, 1986
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 20, 1995
Colonel Aug. 1, 1999
Brigadier General Aug. 4, 2005

(Current as of April 2008)