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LIEUTENANT GENERAL DAVID W. ALLVIN

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Lt. Gen. David W. Allvin is the Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He provides strategic direction, policy guidance and planning focus to develop and execute the National Military Strategy. As the Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy, he enables the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide military advice to the President, the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council.

General Allvin graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1986. He has commanded at the squadron and wing levels, including the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He has held major command staff assignments and served on the Joint Staff.

General Allvin served as Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command – Afghanistan; Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan; Commander, 618th Air and Space Operations Center; Director, Strategy, Concepts and Assessments; Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force and Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. He most recently served as Vice Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy, Joint Staff.

The general is a command pilot with more than 4,600 hours in more than 30 aircraft models, including 800 flight test hours.

EDUCATION
1986 Bachelor of Science, Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1989 Master of Science, Management, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
1992 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB Ala.
2000 Air War College, by correspondence
2004 Distinguished graduate, Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2006 Executive Leadership Seminar, Smeal Business College, Pennsylvania State University
2008 Program for Senior Managers in National Security, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2009 Program for Senior Executive Fellows, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2010 Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, N.Y. 
2013 Combined Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2014 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1986 - Aug 1987, student, undergraduate pilot training, 82nd Student Squadron, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. November 1987 - August 1990, C-12F copilot, aircraft commander, instructor pilot and flight examiner, 58th Military Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
3. August 1990 - June 1993, C-141B copilot, aircraft commander, instructor pilot and flight examiner, 36th Military Airlift Squadron, McChord AFB, Wash.
4. June 1993 - June 1994, student, USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
5. June 1994 - July 1997, C-17 and C-130J experimental test pilot, flight commander, flight examiner and assistant operations officer, 418th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif.
6. August 1997 - June 1998, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 1998 - June 1999, student, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. June 1999 - April 2001, Assistant Chief, Commander's Action Group, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
9. April 2001 - June 2003, Commander, 905th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
10. June 2003 - June 2004, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. June 2004 - June 2005, Chief, Organizational Policy Branch, Policy Division, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. June 2005 - April 2006, special assistant to the Director, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. May 2006 - July 2007, Vice Commander, 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas
14. August 2007 - July 2009, Commander, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus AFB, Okla.
15. August 2009 - August 2010, Senior Air Force Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, N.Y.
16. September 2010 - August 2011, Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command - Afghanistan, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan
17. September 2011 - April 2012, Vice Commander, 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
18. April 2012 – Jun 2013, Commander, 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Scott AFB, Ill.
19. June 2013 – September 2014, Director, Air Force Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. October 2014 – August 2015, Director, Strategy, Concepts, and Assessments, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
21. August 2015 – July 2018, Director, Strategy, and Policy, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany
22. August 2018 – January 2019, Vice Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J-5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
23. February 2019 – present, Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy (J-5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.


SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2004 - June 2005, Chief, Organizational Policy Branch, Policy Division, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel
2. June 2005 - April 2006, special assistant to the Director, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C, as a colonel
3. September 2010 - August 2011, Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command - Afghanistan,
NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and Commander,
438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, as a brigadier general
4. August 2018 – January 2019, Vice Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J-5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,600
Aircraft flown: C-12F, C-141A/B, KC-135R/T, C-17, C-130, C-130J, C-23, F-15, F-16 and T-38

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
NATO Meritorious Service Medal
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal (ISAF)

PUBLICATIONS
"Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Theater Airlift to Support the Army After Next," Cadre Papers, Sept. 9, 2000

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 28, 1986
First Lieutenant May 28, 1988
Captain May 28, 1990
Major Aug. 1, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
Colonel July 1, 2005
Brigadier General Sept. 2, 2010
Major General July 26, 2013
Lieutenant General January 31, 2019

(Current as of February 2019)

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