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BRIGADIER GENERAL GREGORY J. TOUHILL

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Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Touhill is the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Cyber (C4) Systems, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He is responsible for the planning, integration, operations and maintenance of U.S. Transportation Command's C4 systems. He also serves as the command's Chief Information Officer, responsible for the investment strategy for all information technology resources.

General Touhill entered active duty in 1983 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the Pennsylvania State University. He has held numerous staff positions at major command and Air Staff levels, and has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels. In May 2005, he deployed as Director, C4 Systems, U.S. Central Command Air Force, and Director, C4 Systems, Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia. Prior to this assignment, General Touhill was Chief, Office of Military Cooperation and Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Kuwait.

EDUCATION
1983 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
1986 Master's degree in systems management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1987 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
1994 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1999 Master's degree in strategic studies, Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Senior Executive Fellows Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2006 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2008 Senior Joint Information Operations Applications Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Logistics and Technology Program for Executives, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1983 - May 1984, student, Basic Communications-Electronics Officer Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2. June 1984 - May 1987, maintenance control officer and Chief of Quality Assurance, 25th Air Division, McChord AFB, Wash.
3. May 1987 - December 1987, Chief of Maintenance, Northwest Air Defense Sector, McChord AFB, Wash.
4. January 1988 - October 1990, Chief of Operations, later, Commander, 2160th Communications Squadron, Royal Air Force Fairford, England
5. October 1990 - February 1991, Deputy Commander, 7020th Air Base Squadron, RAF Fairford, England
6. March 1991 - August 1991, student, Advanced Communications-Computer Officer Training Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
7. August 1991 - February 1992, Chief, Command and Control Computer Resources, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
8. February 1992 - March 1993, executive officer, 1st Aerospace Communications Group, Offutt AFB, Neb.
9. March 1993 - June 1993, Systems Flight Commander, 4404th Communications Squadron (provisional), Southwest Asia
10. July 1993 - June 1994, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. June 1994 - September 1994, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
12. September 1994 - March 1997, communications staff officer, Chief of Command Center Computers Branch, and Chief of Command and Control Software Branch, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
13. March 1997 - July 1998, Commander, 77th Communications Squadron, McClellan AFB, Calif.
14. July 1998 - June 1999, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
15. June 1999 - February 2000, Chief, Transmission Systems Branch, Air Force Communications and Information Center, Washington, D.C.
16. February 2000 - June 2001, Chief, Resources Division, and Chairman, Air Force Communications and Information Panel, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Information, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
17. July 2001 - July 2003, Commander, Air Mobility Command Communications Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
18. July 2003 - May 2005, Director, Personnel Data Systems, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
19. May 2005 - June 2006, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, U.S. Central Command Air Force, and Director, C4 Systems, Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia
20. June 2006 - October 2007, Director of Communications, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
21. October 2007 - May 2009, Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
22. May 2009 - June 2011, Chief, Office of Military Cooperation and Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Kuwait, as a brigadier general
23. June 2011- present, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Systems, U.S. Transportation Command

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 1994 - March 1997, communications staff officer, Chief of Command Center Computers Branch, and Chief of Command and Control Software Branch, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a major
2. May 2005 - June 2006, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems, U.S. Central Command Air Force, and Director, C4 Systems, Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia, as a colonel
3. May 2009 - June 2011, Chief, Office of Military Cooperation and Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Kuwait, as a brigadier general
4. June 2011- present, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Systems, U.S. Transportation Command, as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1986, 1988 and 1989 Air Force Communications-Computer Systems Professional Achievement Award
1991 Webb Award (top graduate), Air Force Advanced Communications-Computer Officer Training Course
2006 Air Force Science and Engineering Award (Engineering Achievement) 

PUBLICATIONS
"From the Line in the Sand," Air University Press, 1994
"Commercialization of Innovative Technologies," John Wiley-AIChE Publications, 2008

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
Association of the U.S. Army
Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association
Airlift Tanker Association

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 28, 1983
First Lieutenant July 29, 1985
Captain July 29, 1987
Major March 1, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 1, 1998
Colonel April 1, 2001
Brigadier General Sept. 2, 2008

(Current as of October 2012)

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