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MAJOR GENERAL JAMES R. MARRS

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Maj. Gen. James R. Marrs serves as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight and leadership of Air Force ISR capabilities; force development of more than 25,000 ISR Total Force Airmen and integration of Air Force ISR planning with the national intelligence community. General Marrs also serves as the National Intelligence Manager for Aviation and as the Executive Director, National Aviation Intelligence Integration Office under the auspices of the Director of National Intelligence.

General Marrs was commissioned in 1987 as a distinguished and honors graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. His career includes a variety of duties spanning operations, strategy, policy, and plans. His deployments include participation in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom, and he has commanded at the squadron, group, center and wing levels.

General Marrs is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. He also served as a special adviser to the Vice President of the U.S., where he provided advice and expertise on a range of national security issues. Prior to his current assignment, General Marrs served as the Director for Intelligence, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION 
1987 Bachelor of Science, International Affairs, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1989 Master of Public Policy degree, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1993 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Master of Airpower Art and Science degree, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Senior Service School, National Defense Fellow, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Va.
2006 National Security Management Course, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
2007 Executive Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2009 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2010 Senior Executive Fellows Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2014 Senior Joint Information Operations Applications Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS 
1. June 1987 - July 1989, Student, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2. July 1989 - January 1990, Student, Intelligence Officer Technical Training, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
3. January 1990 - November 1992, Intelligence Requirements Officer, Air Force Electronic Warfare Center, Kelly AFB, Texas
4. November 1992 - May 1993, Chief, Center C4I Systems, Air Force Electronic Warfare Center, Kelly AFB, Texas
5. May 1993 - August 1993, Chief, Command and Control Warfare Tactical Analysis Branch, Air Force Electronic Warfare Center, Kelly AFB, Texas
6. August 1993 - March 1994, Command Staff Analyst, Commander's Action Group, Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency, Kelly AFB, Texas
7. March 1994 - August 1997, Operations Officer, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colo.
8. August 1997 - July 1998, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. July 1998 - June 1999, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. June 1999 - August 2000, Chief, Air and Space Strategy Branch, Directorate of Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
11. August 2000 - February 2001, Chief, Information Operations, and Speechwriter for the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Operations Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. February 2001 - June 2001, Director of Operations, 70th Intelligence Wing, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
13. June 2001 - August 2002, Commander, 91st Intelligence Squadron, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
14. August 2002 - April 2003, National Defense Fellow, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Va.
15. April 2003 - June 2005, Special Adviser to the Vice President, National Security Affairs, the White House, Washington, D.C.
16. July 2005 - June 2007, Commander, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Texas, and 543rd Intelligence Group, Lackland AFB, Texas
17. June 2007 - April 2009, Commander, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Langley AFB, Va.
18. April 2009 - June 2009, Student, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
19. June 2009 - July 2010, Senior Air Force planner and Chief, Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Security Council Matters Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. July 2010 - July 2011, Senior Military Assistant, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Washington, D.C.
21. August 2011 - July 2012, Deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan and Deputy Director, Intelligence, United States Forces-Afghanistan.
22. July 2012 - February 2014, Vice Director for Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff J2 and Director, Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force (APTF), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
23. March 2014 - June 2015, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
24. June 2015 - August 2017, Director for Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff J2, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
25. August 2017 - present, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 2003 - June 2005, Special Adviser to the Vice President, National Security Affairs, the White House, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. June 2009 - July 2010, Senior Air Force Planner and Chief, JCS/NSC Matters Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
3. July 2010 - July 2011, Senior Military Assistant, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Washington D.C., as a colonel and brigadier general
4. August 2011 - July 2012, Deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan and Deputy Director, Intelligence, United States Forces-Afghanistan, as a brigadier general
5. July 2012 - February 2014, Vice Director for Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff J2 and Director, Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force (APTF), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a brigadier general   
6. March 2014 - June 2015, Director for Intelligence, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a brigadier general and major general
7. June 2015 - August 2017, Director for Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff J2, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a major general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1987
First Lieutenant May 27, 1989
Captain May 27, 1991
Major Sept.1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
Colonel Aug. 1, 2004
Brigadier General April 1, 2011
Major General Aug. 2, 2014

(Current as of January 2018)

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