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MAJOR GENERAL ANDREW M. MUELLER

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Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller is the Air Force Chief of Safety, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.; and Commander, Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.  He develops, executes and evaluates all Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and system mishap prevention, and nuclear surety programs to preserve combat readiness.  Additionally, he directs research to promote safety awareness and mishap prevention, oversees mishap investigations, evaluates corrective actions, and ensures implementation.  Finally, he manages, develops and directs all Air Force safety and risk management courses. 

General Mueller graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1985. He is a master air battle manager with more than 4,000 hours flying on the E-3 Sentry, an airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft.  The general commanded the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, leading the squadron through deployments in support of operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle. As Commander of the 505th Training Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida, he was responsible for providing education and training to joint and coalition warfighters on air and space command and control weapons systems and procedures at the operational level of war.  General Mueller also commanded the 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Mississippi, where he was responsible for providing technical training for officers, enlisted and civilians of the Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve as well as other Department of Defense agencies in a variety of technical areas to include electronics, computer, cyber operations, weather, medical, personnel, comptroller, and information management.

General Mueller has served on the staff of U.S. Pacific Command where he was responsible for the integration of command and control systems, missile defense and space operations. In addition, he was Deputy Commander, Combined Air Operations Center 6, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, NATO, Eskisehir, Turkey.  Prior to his current assignment, he was the Commander, NATO E-3A Component, Geilenkirchen, Germany, where he led an international military and civilian staff, representing 17 NATO nations which provide an airborne early warning, command and control and battle management capability to support joint and NATO commanders.

EDUCATION 
1985 Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 
1989 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1992 Squadron Officer School. Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
1994 Master of Aviation Sciences degree, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla. 
1997 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence 
1998 Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I. 
1999 Master of Airpower Art and Science degree, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2000 Air War College, by correspondence 
2003 Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2009 National Security Fellow, Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2013 Senior Joint Information Operations Application Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala

ASSIGNMENTS 
1. August 1985 - December 1985, student, Basic Air Weapons Controller Training, Tyndall AFB, Fla. 
2. January 1986 - January 1988, E-3 AWACS Weapons Director, 964th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla. 
3. February 1988 - January 1990, Chief, Long Range Plans and Operations, 552nd Airborne Warning and Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Okla. 
4. February 1990 - March 1991, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, 629th Tactical Control Flight, Hessich Oldendorf Air Station, Germany 
5. April 1991 - May 1994, flight commander, Air Weapons Controller Division, USAF Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev. 
6. June 1994 - June 1997, Chief, Weapons Training, NATO E-3A Component, Geilenkirchen, Germany 
7. July 1997 - June 1998, student, Naval College of Command and Staff, Newport, R.I. 
8. July 1998 - June 1999, student, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
9. July 1999 - July 2000, operations officer, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
10. August 2000 - June 2002, Commander, 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla. 
11. July 2002 - July 2003, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. 
12. July 2003 - March 2004, Commander, Air Force Command and Control Training and Innovation Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 
13. March 2004 - July 2005, Commander, 505th Training Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 
14. July 2005 - June 2008, Director, Command and Control Systems Integration Division, Operations Directorate, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii 
15. July 2008 - July 2009, Deputy Director, Cyberspace Transformation and Strategy, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 
16. July 2009 - July 2010, Deputy Commander, Combined Air Operations Center 6, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, NATO, Eskisehir, Turkey 
17. July 2010 - May 2012, Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
18. July 2012 - July 2015, Commander, NATO E-3A Component, Geilenkirchen, Germany
19. July 2015 - present, Air Force Chief of Safety, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS 
1. June 1994 - June 1997, Chief, Weapons Training, NATO E-3A Component, NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, as a captain and major 
2. July 1997 - June 1998, student, Naval College of Command and Staff, Newport, R.I. 
3. July 2002 - July 2003, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
4. July 2005 - June 2008, Director, Command and Control Systems Integration Division, Operations Directorate, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, as a colonel 
5. July 2009 - July 2010, Deputy Commander, Combined Air Operations Center 6, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, NATO, Eskisehir, Turkey, as a brigadier general 
6. July 2012 - July 2015, Commander, NATO E-3A Component, Geilenkirchen, Germany, as a major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION 
Rating: master air battle manager 
Flight hours: more than 4,000 
Aircraft flown: E-3A/B/C

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal 
Defense Meritorious Service Medal 
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters 
Air Medal 
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster 
Joint Commendation Medal 
Air Force Achievement Medal 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 
NATO Medal 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 
Second Lieutenant May 29, 1985 
First Lieutenant May 29, 1987 
Captain May 29, 1989 
Major August 1, 1996 
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1999 
Colonel August 1, 2003 
Brigadier General July 9, 2009
Major General Nov. 26, 2012

(Current as of August 2015)


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