Maj. Gen. Lance D. Undhjem is the mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. AETC includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, a numbered air force and Air University. AETC trains more than 293,000 students per year and consists of 12 bases, more than 62,400 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilians and contractors, and 1,369 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft.
General Undhjem earned his commission upon graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978. He was a distinguished graduate of undergraduate pilot training at Williams AFB, Ariz. While on active-duty, he flew the F-16 at Hill AFB, Utah; Kunsan Air Base, South Korea; and Nellis AFB, Nev. During more than 11 years of active- duty service, his career highlights include duty as the Pacific Air Forces F-16 demonstration pilot, U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School instructor, operational test and evaluation pilot, and slot pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds.
General Undhjem joined the Air Force Reserve in 1989. While assigned to 944th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz., he served as weapons and training officer, flight commander and assistant Director of Operations. He has commanded a fighter squadron and operations group, and he served as the wing's Vice Commander. General Undhjem also served as the Director of the Combined Air Operations Center, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia.
1978 Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1984 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1984 USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1987 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2002 Air War College, by correspondence
2007 Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. July 1978 - December 1978, F-16 Multi-National Test and Evaluation Team, Tactical Air Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2. January 1979 - December 1979, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
3. January 1980 - March 1980, student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
4. April 1980 - September 1980, student, F-16 upgrade training, Hill AFB, Utah
5. October 1980 - November 1982, F-16 pilot, 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
6. November 1982 - November 1983, F-16 instructor pilot, 80th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
7. January 1984 - April 1984, F-16 student, USAF Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
8. May 1984 - November 1985, F-16 operational test pilot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
9. November 1985 - January 1988, slot pilot, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron the Thunderbirds, Nellis AFB, Nev.
10. January 1988 - November 1989, F-16 instructor pilot, USAF Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
11. November 1989 - June 1999, F-16 instructor pilot, later, assistant Director of Operations, 302nd Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
12. July 1999 - July 2001, Commander, 302nd Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
13. July 2001 - March 2003, Commander, 944th Operations Group, Luke AFB, Ariz.
14. March 2003 - February 2004, Vice Commander, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
15. March 2004 - June 2005, assistant Director of Operations, 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas
16. June 2005 - May 2006, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Command and Control, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center, Langley AFB, Va.
17. June 2006 - October 2006, Director, Air Force Transformation Center, Langley AFB, Va.
18. December 2006 - November 2007, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Doctrine Center, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
19. November 2007 - September 2008, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. September 2008 - January 2009, Director, Combined Air and Space Operations Center, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia
21. March 2009 - August 2011, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
22. August 2011 - October 2013, mobilization assistant to the Commander, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
23. October 2013 - present, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 2008 - January 2009, Director, Combined Air and Space Operations Center, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia, as a brigadier general
Rating: Command pilot Flight hours: 4,400
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38 and F-16
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1978
First Lieutenant May 31, 1980
Captain May 31, 1982
Major May 31, 1992
Lieutenant Colonel May 31, 1999
Colonel Jan.30, 2003
Brigadier General July 12, 2007
Major General Feb. 2, 2010
(Current as of January 2014)