Brig. Gen. Mike H. McClendon is mobilization assistant to the Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
General McClendon is a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He initially flew the A-7D fighter in Tactical Air Command, and subsequently was part of the initial cadre to introduce the A-10 into U.S. Air Forces in Europe. From USAFE, General McClendon attended the Air Force's Experimental Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, Calif., and served as Air Force chief A-10 test pilot and Director of Flight Test. He also served as the Deputy Program Manager for a highly classified special program. This was followed by consecutive tours in Air Force research and development and in senior leadership jobs in the F-22 System Program Office, Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters Directorate of Operations, Air Force Research Laboratory and the former AFC2ISR Center.
General McClendon is a senior pilot with more than 10,000 hours in more than 35 types of aircraft ranging from helicopters to fighters to transports. As a civilian, he is a captain for a major airline, flying internationally.
1975 Bachelor of Science degree in astronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1980 NATO Tactical Leadership Program
1982 Experimental Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
1984 Air Command Staff College
1997 Reserve Component National Security Course
1998 Air War College, outstanding graduate, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 NATO Senior Officer Policy Course
1. July 1975 - July 1976, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. September 1976 - April 1977, student, A-7D training, 357th Fighter Training Squadron, Davis Monthan AFB, Ariz.
3. March 1977 - February 1979, A-7D fighter pilot, 76th Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, La.
4. March 1979 - May 1979, A-10 fighter pilot, 354th Fighter Training Squadron, Davis Monthan AFB, Ariz.
5. June 1979 - November 1981, wing standardization and evaluation flight examiner and instructor pilot, 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 511th Tactical Fighter Squadron and 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters, England
6. December 1981 - December 1982, student, Experimental Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
7. January 1983 - March 1985, Director of Flight Test, chief Air Force A-10 test pilot, Air Force Systems Command flight examiner, 3246th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
8. March 1985 - February 1987, Deputy Program Manager, Special Activities, Armament Division, Eglin AFB, Fla.
9. February 1987 - February 1990, aeronautical engineer, Air Force Armament Technology Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
10. February 1990 - February 1996, program manager, Munitions Division, Wright Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
11. February 1996 - September 1997, Assistant Deputy Director, Armament Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
12. September 1997 - June 2000, individual mobilization augmentee to the Director, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla.
13. July 2000 - July 2001, individual mobilization augmentee to the Director, F-22 System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. July 2001 - June 2002, individual mobilization augmentee to the Director of Operations, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. June 2002 - December 2006, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
16. January 2007 - April 2007, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force C2ISR Center, Langley AFB, Va.
17. April 2007 - July 2007, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center, Langley AFB, Va.
18. July 2007 - January 2008, Commander, Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center, Langley AFB, Va.
19. February 2008 - March 2008, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional), Barksdale AFB, La.
20. March 2008 - present, mobilization assistant to the Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Senior pilot
Flight hours: More than 10,000
Aircraft flown: A-7D, A-10, F-4 (all models), T-38, A-37, UH-1N, DC-10, MD-11, MD-80, B-737, B-757/767, Fk-100 and 4x8 LMD
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass
1974 Rhodes Scholar candidate, State of Texas
1975 Top 10 percent academically, U.S. Air Force Academy
1976 Top Graduate Award (academics), undergraduate pilot training
1985 Anthony Shine Award, Air Force Systems Command
1990 White House Fellow regional finalist
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 4, 1975
First Lieutenant June 4, 1977
Captain June 4, 1979
Major June 4, 1989
Lieutenant Colonel June 4, 1996
Colonel June 1, 2000
Brigadier General Dec. 24, 2005
(Current as of December 2008)