Brig. Gen. Craig S. Ferguson is the Assistant Vice Commander, Headquarters 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Fourth Air Force has command supervision of Air Force Reserve airlift and air refueling resources located throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. He assists the commander to ensure the combat readiness of 12 flying wings and two regional support groups with more than 24,000 assigned personnel. 

General Ferguson was commissioned through Officer Training School and served on active duty from 1970 to 1975 and joined the Reserve in 1976. He became an Air Reserve Technician in January 1982. He has commanded an operations group and two fighter wings. The general is a command pilot with more than 5,000 hours in the F-4, F-105, F-16 and A-10.

1969 Bachelor's degree in financial administration, Michigan State University
1976 Master's degree in human resource management, University of Utah
1991 Air War College

1. January 1971 - January 1972, student, undergraduate pilot training
2. January 1972 - September 1972, student, F-4 Phantom II fighter training
3. September 1972 - September 1976, F-4 instructor pilot, 22nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Bitburg Air Base, West Germany
4. September 1976 - August 1977, F-105 pilot, 507th Fighter Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
5. August 1977 - June 1983, F-105 and F-4 instructor pilot, 301st Tactical Fighter Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas
6. June 1983 - June 1986, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation and operations officer, 93rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, and Chief of Safety, 482nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, Fla.
7. June 1986 - August 1987, Deputy Commander for Operations, 917th Tactical Fighter Group, Barksdale AFB, La.
8. August 1987 - July 1993, Operations Group Commander, 301st Fighter Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas
9. July 1993 - July 1994, Commander, 906th Fighter Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. August 1994 - July 1997, Commander, 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
11. August 1997 - September 2004, Commander, 944th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
12. September 2004 - present, Assistant Vice Commander, Headquarters 4th Air Force, March ARB, Calif. 

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 5,000
Aircraft flown: F-4, F-105, F-16 and A-10 

Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal with silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold hourglass 

Second Lieutenant  Dec. 11, 1970
First Lieutenant  June 11, 1972
Captain  April 22, 1976
Major  Dec. 11, 1984
Lieutenant Colonel  June 16, 1989
Colonel  Aug. 1, 1993
Brigadier General  Jan. 15, 2003 

(Current as of March 2006)