Russell J. Frasz, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. He oversees the development of strategies, policies and systems to foster continued development of more than 660,000 military and civilian personnel. Responsibilities encompass officer, civilian and enlisted force development through education and training and leadership development as well as oversight of the Air Force senior leader development program. Additionally, he is responsible for leading diversity and inclusion transformation for the Air Force. Mr. Frasz also serves as the Department of Defense Executive Agent for the Defense Language Institute English Language Center and as the Air Force Senior Language Authority, responsible for establishing policy and providing oversight of the Air Force's culture, language and regional programs.
Mr. Frasz entered the Air Force in 1978 after receiving his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Frasz served in multiple strategic airlift units. He commanded at the squadron, group and wing level along with three Pentagon tours in personnel, the inspector general and air & space operations. He retired from the Air Force in the rank of colonel in April 2005 just short of 27 years of active duty service. A former command pilot, he has flown more than 4,900 hours in the T-37, C-141, T-1, AT/T-38, UH-1 and C-20.
1978 Bachelor of Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1988 Master's degree, Business Administration and Management, Webster University, Mo.
1985 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1987 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1990 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
1997 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Joint Department of Defense - Department of Energy Nuclear Surety Executive Course
2010 Air Force Senior Executive Warfighter Perspective Seminar, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2011 Joint Executive Management, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2011 Middle East Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Washington, D.C.
2015 Vanguard Senior Executive Program, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
2016 Advanced Senior Leader Development Program, Strategic Engagement Seminar, Warrenton, Va.
2017 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Washington, D.C.
1. May 1978-October 1978, Administrative Officer, Chanute Air Force Base, Ill.
2. November 1978-October 1979, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3. October 1979-December 1982, T-37 Instructor Pilot, 37th Flying Training Squadron, and T-37 Class Commander, 14th Student Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.
4. March 1983-April 1986, C-141 Prime Nuclear Airlift Instructor Pilot, 6th Military Airlift Squadron, and Wing Nuclear Surety Officer, 438th Military Airlift Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.
5. April 1986-June 1989, Strategic Airlift Assignment Officer, Headquarters Air Force Military Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
6. June 1989-June 1990, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
7. July 1990-December 1992, Chief Pilot and C-141 Instructor Pilot, 36th Military Airlift Squadron; Director of Quality Support, 62nd Military Airlift Wing, McChord AFB, Wash.
8. December 1992-January 1994, Executive Officer to the Commander, 22nd Air Force, and Executive Officer to the Commander, 15th Air Force, Travis AFB, Calif.
9. January 1994-July 1996, Operations Officer, then Commander, 20th Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
10. August 1996-June 1997, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. June 1997-August 2000, Chief, Rated Force Policy, and Director, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va. 2002-Air Staff Restructuring Program, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
12. August 2000-August 2002, Commander, 14th Operations Group, Columbus AFB, Miss.
13. August 2002-April 2003, Director of Inspections, Secretary of the Air Force Office of the Inspector General, Arlington, Va.
14. April 2003-February 2004, Vice Commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews AFB, Md.
15. February 2004-April 2005, Chief, War and Mobilization Plans Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
16. June 2005-May 2006, Independent Consultant, Anteon Corporation, Arlington, Va.
17. May 2006-July 2007, Assistant Director, Operational Plans and Joint Matters, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
18. August 2007-March 2010, Assistant Director, Operational Planning, Policy and Strategy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
19. March 2010-March 2012, Deputy Director, Operational Planning, Policy and Strategy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
20. March 2012-present, Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
Exceptional Civilian Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
(Current as of December 2019)