Maj. Gen. Mark A. Kyle is the Director of Air, Space and Information Operations, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He is responsible for directing Reserve operations for 69 reserve flying units and 10 operational space units gained by eight major commands to fulfill commitments in support of U.S. national objectives. The directorate oversees all Reserve operational assets and capabilities to include tactical fighter, aerial refueling, strategic airlift, special operations, combat rescue, hurricane surveillance, aeromedical evacuation, aerial spray and modular airborne fire-fighting capability.
General Kyle was commissioned in 1980 through Officer Training School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He graduated from pilot training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in a variety of aircraft. His commands include a squadron, an operations group, a rescue wing, an air refueling wing, a special operations wing and two numbered Air Forces. General Kyle is an Air Reserve Technician, which is a full-time, federal civil service employee serving in a selected position within a military unit.
Prior to his current position, General Kyle served as the Commander, 22nd Air Force, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia.
1980 Bachelor's degree in English literature, University of South Florida, Tampa
1984 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1986 Master's degree in educational administration and management, University of the Philippines
1997 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2000 Air War College, by correspondence
2008 Safety and Accident Investigation Board President Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2010 Director of Mobility Forces Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
1. February 1981 - December 1981, student, undergraduate pilot training-helicopter, Fort Rucker, Ala.
2. December 1981 - April 1982, student, HH-3E Pilot Advanced Flying Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
3. April 1982 - September 1986, CH/HH-3E instructor pilot and evaluator, 31st Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Clark Air Base, Philippines
4. September 1986 - August 1987, CH/HH-3E standardization pilot, 41st Rescue Weather and Reconnaissance Wing, McClellan AFB, Calif.
5. August 1987 - May 1992, HH-3E evaluator pilot, assistant director of operations, 301st Rescue Squadron, Homestead AFB, Fla.
6. May 1992 - September 1994, HH-60G evaluator pilot, assistant director of operations, 301st Rescue Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.
7. September 1994 - September 1996, HC-130 pilot, Chief of Current Operations, 301st Rescue Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.
8. September 1996 - August 1998, HC-130 pilot and Director of Operations, 39th Rescue Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.
9. September 1998 - July 2000, HC-130 instructor pilot and evaluator, and Commander, 39th Rescue Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.
10. July 2000 - May 2002, HC-130 instructor pilot and evaluator, and Commander, 939th Operations Group, Portland International Airport, Ore.
11. May 2002 - April 2003, Commander, 939th Rescue Wing, Portland IAP, Ore.
12. April 2003 - July 2004, Commander, 939th Air Refueling Wing, Portland IAP, Ore.
13. July 2004 - July 2006, Commander, 919th Special Operations Wing, Duke Field, Eglin AFB, Fla.
14. July 2006 - August 2007, Vice Director of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. August 2007 - July 2008, Deputy Director of Operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
16. July 2008 - September 2008, special assistant to the Vice Commander, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
17. September 2008 - June 2010, Inspector General, Headquarters AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
18. June 2010 - January 2011, Director of Mobility Forces, U.S. Air Forces Central, Southwest Asia
19. March 2011 - October 2013, Commander, 4th Air Force, AFRC, March ARB, Calif.
20. October 2013 – July 2014, Commander, 22nd Air Force, AFRC, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
21. July 2014 – present, Director, Air, Space and Information Operations, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2006 - August 2007, Vice Director of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a colonel and brigadier general
2. August 2007 - July 2008, Deputy Director of Operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a brigadier general
3. June 2010 - January 2011, Director of Mobility Forces, Combined Air and Space Operations Center, U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, as a brigadier general
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,300
Aircraft flown: TH-55, UH-1H, CH-3E, HH-3E, UH-60L, HH-60G, T-37, T-1, C-130E, WC-130, HC-130N/P, KC-135R, MC-130E, MC-130P and C-5B
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with 11 oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
1993 and 2000 Major General Tom E. Marchbanks Jr. Award for Heroism
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Reserve Officers Association
Air Force Association
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Feb. 27, 1981
First Lieutenant Feb. 27, 1983
Captain Feb. 27, 1985
Major March 5, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 15, 1997
Colonel March 30, 2001
Brigadier General Dec. 1, 2006
Major General Feb. 17, 2012
(Current as of January 2015)