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BRIGADIER GENERAL LINDA S. MARCHIONE

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Brig. Gen. Linda S. Marchione is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 14th Air Force/Joint Functional Component Command for Space, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. 

General Marchione was commissioned in 1982 through the ROTC program at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her active-duty assignments include a tour as an events verification officer in the Missile Warning Operations Center, Cheyenne Mountain, Colo., and as a test engineer for Cheyenne Mountain reporting systems. As a Reservist, the general has served in a number of positions supporting theater missile warning and space operations as well as command, control, communication and computer integration for U.S. Space Command and U.S. Strategic Command.

The general previously served as mobilization assistant to the Director of Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb., and the Director of Logistics and Communications at Air Force Space Command, working a number of issues related to the ICBM modification standardization and upgrade programs. She was also mobilization assistant to the Director of the National Security Space Office at Headquarters U.S. Air Force where she was a key player in the development, coordination and implementation of the National Security Space Strategy Plan. The general is currently certified as an Airborne Emergency Action Officer on USSTRATCOM's Airborne Command Post. As a civilian, she is is a certified pharmacy technician.

EDUCATION
1982 Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and marketing management, Indiana University, Bloomington
1988 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1989 Master of Science degree in telecommunications, University of Denver, Colo.
1995 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2002 Air War College, by seminar
2007 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2009 Critical Thinking: Real-World, Real-Time Decisions, Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania

ASSIGNMENTS
1. November 1982 - January 1984, missile warning events verification officer, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and Air Force Space Command, Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colo.
2. February 1984 - October 1986, Combat Operations Sensor Systems Manager, Directorate of Test and Evaluation, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colo.
3. March 1987 - September 1987, space operations officer, Directorate of Test and Evaluation, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colo.
4. October 1987 - July 1991, space and missile operations officer, 1st Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
5. July 1991 - December 1994, communications/computer system programs officer, 21st Logistics Support Squadron, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
6. December 1994 - December 1997, space and missile warning operations officer, Headquarters U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
7. December 1997 - May 2000, Chief, Strategic/Tactical Warning Branch, Headquarters U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
8. June 2000 - December 2002, Deputy Chief, Space Exploitation Division, Headquarters U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
9. January 2003 - February 2004, Deputy Chief, Space Exploitation Division, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
10. March 2004 - August 2005, Director of Night Fist, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
11. August 2005 - July 2007, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Logistics and Communications, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
12. July 2007 - February 2009, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, National Security Space Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. February 2009 - March 2012, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
14. March 2012 - present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander 14th Air Force/JFCC Space, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. November 1982 - January 1984, Missile Warning Events Verification Officer, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and Air Force Space Command, Cheyenne Mountain Colo.,
as a second lieutenant
2. December 1994 - December 1997, Space and Missile Warning Operations officer, Headquarters U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a major and lieutenant colonel
3. December 1997 - May 2000, Chief, Strategic/Tactical Warning Branch, Headquarters U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a lieutenant colonel
4. June 2000 - December 2002, Deputy Chief, Space Exploitation Division, Headquarters U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a lieutenant colonel
5. January 2003 - February 2004, Deputy Chief, Space Exploitation Division, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
6. March 2004 - August 2005, Director of Night Fist, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a colonel
7. July 2007 - February 2009, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, National Security Space Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
8. February 2009 - March 2012, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a colonel and brigadier general
9. March 2012 - Present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander 14th Air Force/JFCC Space, Vandenberg AFB, Calif., as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Aug. 4, 1982
First Lieutenant Aug. 4, 1984
Captain Aug. 4, 1986
Major March 5, 1992
Lieutenant Colonel June 13, 1996
Colonel March 1, 2003
Brigadier General Feb. 2, 2010

(Current as of June 2013)

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