William C. Redmond, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the U.S. Northern Command, J-9, Chief of the Interagency Group, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He is responsible for providing direction and interagency situational awareness as well as analysis for comprehensive support to North American Aerospace Defense Command and USNORTHCOM missions. Duties include oversight of interagency synchronization during operations, law enforcement coordination, NORTHCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance program, private sector non-governmental collaboration.
Mr. Redmond was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He entered the Air Force in 1977 as a crew chief and was commissioned in 1980. He has more than 3,200 hours in the F-4C/D/E/G, F-15E, F-16D and B-1B, and more than 350 combat hours to include combat weapons employment in the F-4G, F-15E, and B-1B as a weapons system officer. He is a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, and a distinguished graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting and the National War College.
Mr. Redmond served tours in Europe, Korea and throughout the Middle East. He has commanded an operational fighter squadron and operational bomber group. He also served as the Vice Commander of the Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center and the 7th Bomb Wing. His staff tours include U.S. Forces Korea as Chief, Strategy and Policy, and on the Air Staff as Chief Electronic Combat Programs, Air Force Test and Evaluation. He retired from the Air Force in 2005. Mr. Redmond then entered civil service where he served as Director of the Commander's Advisory Group at U.S. Joint Forces Command and NATO Allied Command Transformation, Executive Director of the Air Force Safety Center, Director of Staff for Air Force Reserve Command, Deputy Air, Space and Information Directorate, for Air Force Materiel Command and Executive Director of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center until assuming his current position. Mr. Redmond joined the Senior Executive Service in 2007.
1980 Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations, Texas Lutheran University
1992 Master of Arts degree in international relations, Troy State University
1994 Distinguished graduate, Master of Science degree in military history, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Va.
2001 Distinguished graduate, Master of Arts degree in national security studies, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. June 2005 - November 2007, Director, Commander's Advisory Group, U.S. Joint Forces Command and NATO Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Va.
2. December 2007 - April 2010, Deputy Chief of Safety and Executive Director of the Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
3. May 2010- September 2012, Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
4. September 2012- August 2014, Deputy Director, Air, Space and Information Operations Directorate, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. August 2014 – April 2018, Executive Director, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
6. April 2018-present, NORTHCOM J-9, Chief of the Interagency Group.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Award with three oak leaf clusters
(Current as of June 2018)