Brig. Gen. Robert A. Krell is mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, United Nations Command and U.S. Forces Korea, Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea. He supports the DCS who serves as the U.S. member of the UNC Military Armistice Commission; interacts with UNC liaison groups from eight nations and supervises UNC (Rear) headquarters at Camp Zama, Japan. Moreover, he helps the DCS direct, coordinate and integrate the actions of the USFK joint staff and component commands. Finally, he assists the DCS who works with the U.S. Embassy and Republic of Korea government to coordinate matters affecting U.S. military and civilian personnel stationed in the republic.
General Krell was commissioned in June 1968 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Syracuse University. He finished number one both in his class and also at summer camp training and commanded the ROTC detachment. The general attended National War College and commanded the Wargaming and Simulation Detachment at the National Defense University. He has been assigned to the Air Force Secretariat, Air Staff, major command and Office of the Secretary of Defense levels. He holds the master communications and intelligence badges.
1968 Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering, Syracuse University, N.Y.
1970 Master of Science degree in management science, Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1975 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1977 Doctorate degree in management, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1977 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1980 Air War College, by correspondence
1985 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1990 President's Executive Exchange Program, Harvard University/AT&T, Washington, D.C.
1991 National Security Management Course, by correspondence
1. June 1970 - August 1972, lead budget analyst, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
2. September 1972 - September 1975, individual mobilization augmentee to Director, Automation Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
3. October 1975 - September 1978, intelligence officer, 7602 Air Intelligence Group, Fort Belvoir, Va.
4. October 1978 - August 1985, individual mobilization augmentee to Director of Far East, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
5. September 1984 - June 1985, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
6. October 1985 - September 1987, detachment deputy commander (USAFR), Wargaming and Simulation Center, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
7. October 1987 - September 1988, individual mobilization augmentee to the Deputy Director, Defense Technology Security Agency, Crystal City, Va.
8. October 1988 - May 1991, individual mobilization augmentee to the Chief, Policy and Plans Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Resources, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. June 1991 - April 1993, individual mobilization augmentee to the Deputy Director, Plans and Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. May 1993 - December 1994, mobilization assistant to the Commandant, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. January 1995 - August 1996, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Command, Control, Communications and Computers, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. September 1996 - June 1999, mobilization assistant to the Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. June 1999 - present, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, United Nations Command and U.S. Forces Korea, Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Harry S. Smith Award
Intelligence Detachment IMA of the Year
Full adjunct professor of finance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Full adjunct professor of management at George Mason University
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 5, 1968
First Lieutenant June 5, 1971
Captain June 5, 1975
Major May 25, 1980
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 4, 1984
Colonel July 1, 1988
Brigadier General April 3, 1995
(Current as of July 1999)