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BRIGADIER GENERAL MURIEL R. MCCARTHY

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Brig. Gen. Muriel R. McCarthy is the Reserve Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. SAF/MR is responsible for the oversight of manpower, military and civilian personnel, Reserve component affairs, and readiness support for the Department of the Air Force.

General McCarthy was commissioned in the Air Force in 1985 through Officer Training School. She served on active duty at the unit, numbered air force, and major command levels. In 1993, she entered the Air Force Reserve, first serving as an individual mobilization augmentee and then entering extended active duty in 1994. As a Reservist, she has held numerous positions on the Headquarters Air Force staff, combatant command, major command, and agency levels.

Prior to assuming her current position, she served as the mobilization assistant to the Director, Partnering, Headquarters U.S. Southern Command.

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, University of Maryland , College Park
1988 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1988 Master of Arts degree in management, Webster University, St Louis, Mo.
1994 Master of Science degree in health care administration, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, Mich.
1996 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2001 Air War College, by correspondence
2010 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
2010 Systems Acquisition Management Course for General/Flag Officers, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2011 Leading Decisions, Center for Leadership, Florida International University, Miami, Fla.
2011 Executive Course on National and International Security, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington , D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1985 - May 1986, Student, Lowry Air Force Base, Colo.
2. October 1986 - January 1988, Executive Officer, 3283rd and 3290th Student Squadrons, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. January 1988 - June 1990, Adjutant, 307th Tactical Fighter Squadron, and Executive Officer, Directorate of Operations, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, Fla.
4. June 1990 - June 1992, Chief of Protocol, Headquarters 17th Air Force, Sembach Air Base, Germany
5. June 1992 - January 1993, Squadron Section Commander, 1856th Computer Systems Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
6. January 1993 - July 1993, Media Relations Officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
7. July 1993 - July 1994, Public Affairs Officer, 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews AFB, Md.
8. July 1994 - November 1994, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Secretary of the Air Force Declassification and Review Team, and Protocol Officer, Secretary of the Air Force/Chief of Staff Protocol Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
9. November 1994 - June 1995, Chief, Colonel Assignments, Office of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. June 1995 - June 1997, Chief, General Officer Matters, Office of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. June 1997 - June 1999, Chief, Air Force Reserve Affairs and IMA Program Manager, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
12. June 1999 - June 2000, Executive Officer to the Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Office of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2000 - February 2001, Deputy Director, Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency, Kelly AFB, Texas
14. February 2001 - November 2001, Deputy Director, Reserve Affairs, Directorate of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Kelly AFB, Texas
15. November 2001- June 2002, Reserve Adviser, Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
16. June 2002 - April 2004, Reserve Adviser, Air Force Senior Leader Management Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. April 2004 - May 2005, Director, Active Guard/Reserve Management Office, Office of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. May 2005 - December 2006, Executive Officer to the Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Office of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. February 2007 - August 2009, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Washington, D.C.
20. August 2009 - August 2010, Mobilization Assistant for Building Partnerships to the Vice Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
21. August 2010 - May 2012, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Partnering (J9), U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.
22. May 2012 - present, Reserve Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C. (March - June 2012,  Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Force Management Integration; October 2013 - April 2014, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reserve Affairs)

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1997 - June 1999, Chief, Air Force Reserve Affairs and IMA Program Manager, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a major
2. August 2010 - May 2012 Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Partnering (J9), U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla., as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Second Lieutenant Sept. 13, 1985
First Lieutenant Sept. 13, 1987
Captain Sept. 13, 1989
Major March 10, 1995
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 1, 1999
Colonel Feb. 1, 2003
Brigadier General June 28, 2008

(Current as of April 2014)

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