Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Weggeman is the Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Weggeman is responsible for providing Air Force Component and Combatant Commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan, direct and execute global cyberspace operations.
Twenty-fourth Air Force and AFCYBER personnel build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber personnel perform operational planning as part of coordinated efforts to support Air Force component and combatant commanders and, upon approval of the President and/or Secretary of Defense, the execution of offensive cyberspace operations. The general leads the activities of two cyberspace wings and the 624th Operations Center, all headquartered at JBSA-Lackland, Texas, as well as the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
General Weggeman is a 1987 graduate of Purdue University, where he was commissioned through Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps as a distinguished graduate. Prior to this assignment, General Weggeman was the Director, Plans and Policy, U.S. Cyber Command at Fort George G. Meade, Md. He is a combat-proven F-16 pilot who has commanded at the squadron, group and wing level.
1987 Bachelor of Science, biology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
1993 Squadron Officer School, distinguished graduate, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 U.S. Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, distinguished graduate, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1996 U.S. Weapons School Instructor Pilot Upgrade Program, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1999 Master of Military Arts and Sciences, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2006 Master of Science, strategic studies with academic distinction, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill
2012 Combined Joint Forces Air Component Commander's Course, Maxwell AFB. Ala.
2013 Combined Joint Forces Land Component Commander's Course, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2014 Cyber Operations Executive Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Harvard Cybersecurity Program, Cambridge, Mass.
1. November 1987– December 1988, student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, distinguished graduate, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. December 1988 – March 1989, student, Intro to Fighter Fundamentals, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. March 1989 – October 1989, student, F-16C Training, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. October 1989 – June 1994, F-16 pilot, Hill AFB, Utah
5. June 1994 – January 1995, student, USAF Fighter Weapons Schools, Nellis AFB, Nev.
6. January 1995 – January 1996, weapons officer, 35th Fighter Squadron, later, Assistant Chief, Wing Weapons and Tactics, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
7. January 1996 – June 1998, instructor, F-16 Division, USAF Weapons School, later, division scheduler and assistant operations officer, Nellis AFB, Nev.
8. June 1998 – June 1999, student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
9. June 1999 – August 2001, Chief, Joint Strike Fighter Operational Requirements Branch, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
10. August 2001 – December 2002, Chief, Safety, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, Utah
11. December 2002 – July 2003, operations officer, 4th Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
12. July 2003 – July 2005, Commander, 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
13. July 2005 – July 2006, student, Air War College, academic distinction, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
14. July 2006 – June 2008, Commander, 12th Operations Group, Randolph AFB, Texas
15. June 2008 – July 2010, Director of Staff, U.S. Senior National Representative and Commander, Air Force Element, Allied Air Component Command Headquarters, Ramstein AB, Germany
16. July 2010 – July 2012, Commander, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
17. July 2012 – June 2014, Deputy Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers / Cyber, Joint Staff, J6, Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
18. June 2014 – June 2015, Deputy Director of Future Operations, USCYBERCOM, J3, Fort Meade, Md.
19. June 2015 – June 2016, Director of Plans and Policy, USCYBERCOM, J5, Fort Meade, Md.
20. June 2016 – present, Commander, 24th AF; Commander, AFCYBER, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 2000 – December 2000, J3 weapons & tactics officer, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia, as a lieutenant colonel
2. June 2008 – July 2010, Director of Staff, U.S. Senior National Representative, later, Commander, Air Force Element, Allied Air Component Command Headquarters, Ramstein AB, Germany, as a colonel
3. July 2012 – June 2014, Deputy Director for C4 / Cyber, Joint Staff, J6, Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a brigadier general
4. June 2014 – June 2015, Deputy Director of Future Operations, USCYBERCOM, J3, Fort Meade, Md., as a brigadier general
5. June 2015–June 2016, Director, Plans and Policy, USCYBERCOM, J5, Fort Meade, Md., as brigadier and major general
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,800
Aircraft flown: F-16C, F-16D, T-38C, AT-38C, T-6A, AT-38B, T-1A
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross with valor
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Aug. 13, 1987
First Lieutenant Aug. 13, 1989
Captain Aug. 13, 1991
Major Sept. 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
Colonel Feb. 1, 2006
Brigadier General June 5, 2012
Major General June 24, 2016
(Current as of April 2018)