Maj. Gen. Louis C. Ferraro Jr. is mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He assists the Deputy Chief of Staff in the management and integration of maintenance, supply, transportation, civil engineering, munitions, communications and services for the Air Force.

The general was commissioned through Cornell University's Reserve Officer Training Corps program in August 1965. His career has included key positions as Air Reserve Technician, statutory tour officer, Reserve command duties at the squadron maintenance level, and various headquarters-level positions. In his civilian occupation, he is a logistics management consultant.

1965 Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1971 Master's degree in business administration, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
1975 Squadron Officer School
1978 Air Command and Staff College
1983 National Security Management Course
1996 Capstone

1. December 1965 - July 1966, student, Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Chanute Air Force Base, Ill.
2. July 1966 - January 1968, C-130 and C-7A maintenance officer, Sewart AFB, Tenn.
3. January 1968 - October 1968, wing deputy quality control officer, 438th Military Airlift Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.
4. October 1968 - November 1969, field maintenance officer, 388th Field Maintenance Squadron, Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand
5. January 1973 - July 1974, base procurement officer, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
6. July 1974 - October 1978, maintenance control officer, 507th Tactical Fighter Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
7. October 1978 - August 1982, Commander, 507th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
8. August 1982 - February 1986, individual mobilization augmentee, Propulsion Division, Material Management, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Okla.
9. February 1986 - April 1987, individual mobilization augmentee, Director of Maintenance, Oklahoma City ALC, Okla.
10. April 1987 - April 1992, recalled to active duty as the Air Force adviser to the Commander, Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
11. April 1992 - August 1993, individual mobilization augmentee, Maintenance Directorate, Oklahoma City ALC, Okla.
12. August 1993 - April 1995, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Oklahoma City ALC, Okla.
13. April 1995 - November 2000, mobilization assistant to the Director of Logistics, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
14. November 2000 - present, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with bronze star
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Second Lieutenant Aug. 27, 1965
First Lieutenant Aug. 20, 1968
Captain Aug. 11, 1972
Major May 31, 1978
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 21, 1983
Colonel July 1, 1987
Brigadier General April 3, 1995
Major General Aug. 5, 1998

(Current as of June 2002)