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MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD J. EVANS III

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Maj. Gen. Richard J. Evans III is the Director of Reserve Forces and Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He serves as the principal advisor to the Commander on reserve component matters related to the command's diverse missions, including strategic deterrence and assurance, nuclear operations, nuclear command, control and communications, space and cyberspace operations, full-spectrum global strike, integrated missile defense, joint electromagnetic spectrum operations and joint warfare analysis.

Maj. Gen. Evans received his commission in 1984 as a distinguished graduate of the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science. He has commanded at the detachment, squadron, group and wing levels. His operational flying assignments include instructor weapon systems officer in the RF-4; and instructor and evaluator navigator in the KC-135 Stratotanker. His staff assignments include: wing-level operations, plans, tactics and personnel assignments; Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard for the Quadrennial Defense Review 2010; Acting Director for Space and Information Superiority at the National Guard Bureau; and National Reconnaissance Office Liaison Officer to U.S. Strategic Command. He also served as Chair of the Air National Guard's KC-135 and Space, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber Weapon System Councils and was a member of the Air Directorate Field Advisory Council from 2004-2012.

Maj. Gen. Evans has commanded expeditionary forces and flown combat missions in the KC-135 supporting operations Uphold Democracy, Decisive Endeavor, Deliberate Guard, Deliberate Forge, Allied Force, Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He also served as Director of Mobility Forces for NATO Operation Unified Protector. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and master navigator with over 4,000 flying hours, including 153 combat/combat support hours. He has also completed over 100 operational missions as an Airborne Emergency Actions Officer leading the Battle Staff on the U.S. Strategic Command E-6B Airborne Command Post.

EDUCATION
1984 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Omaha
1988 Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
1999 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2003 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 U.S. Northern Command, Joint Task Force Commander Training Course, Peterson AFB, Colo.
2010 Air Force Safety and Accident Investigation Board President Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2010 Air Force Director of Mobility Forces Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2011 Joint Forces Staff College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Norfolk, Va.
2013 Air Force Senior Leader Nuclear Management Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2014 National Defense University, CAPSTONE, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2016 Senior Executives in National and International Security Course, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. December 1984 - August 1985, Student, Undergraduate Navigator Training and Tactical Navigation Training, Mather Air Force Base, Calif.
2. August 1985 - May 1986, Student, RF-4C Replacement Training Unit, 189th Tactical Reconnaissance Training Flight, Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho
3. May 1986 - August 1988, RF-4C Weapon Systems Officer and Instructor, 173rd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Lincoln Air National Guard Base, Neb.
4. August 1988 - December 1988, Student, Air Force Fighter Weapons School, RF-4C Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, 190th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho
5. December 1988 - December 1990, RF-4C Weapons and Tactics Officer, 173rd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Lincoln ANGB, Neb.
6. December 1990 - August 1993, RF-4C instructor and Chief of Operations Plans, 155th Reconnaissance Group, Lincoln ANGB, Neb.
7. August 1993 - December 1993, Student, KC-135R Combat Crew Training School, Castle AFB, Calif.
8. December 1993 - July 1999, KC-135R Instructor, Evaluator, Navigator and Chief of Current Operations, 155th Operations Group, Lincoln ANGB, Neb.
9. July 1999 - July 2000, Director of Personnel, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln ANGB, Neb.
10. July 2000 - July 2002, KC-135R Evaluator, Navigator and Chief of Current Operations, 155th Operations Group, Lincoln ANGB, Neb.
11. July 2002 - January 2005, Commander, Detachment 1, Headquarters Nebraska Air National Guard, Offutt AFB, Neb.
12. January 2005 - July 2007, Commander, 170th Operations Support Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb. (April 2005 - August 2005, Acting Director, Space and Information Superiority, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.)
13. July 2007 - September 2007, Commander, 170th Group, Offutt AFB, Neb.
14. September 2007 - June 2012, Commander, 155th ARW, Lincoln ANGB, Neb. (April 2009 - August 2009, Special Assistant to the Director, ANG, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.)(March 2011 - June 2011, Director of Mobility Forces and Air Mobility Command Liaison Officer for NATO Operation Unified Protector, NATO Combined Forces Air Command, Izmir, Turkey and Poggio Renatico, Italy)
15. June 2012 - September 2013, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Global Operations (J3), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
16. September 2013 - August 2014, Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.
17. August 2014 - September 2016, Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Commander, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb. (July 2016 - September 2016, Acting Deputy Commander, USSTRATCOM)
18. October 2016 - present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander and Director of Reserve Forces, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb. (December 2017-present, Program Manager, Command and Control Facility, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.)

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 2011 - June 2011, Director of Mobility Forces and Air Mobility Command Liaison Officer for NATO Operation Unified Protector, NATO Combined Forces Air Command, Izmir, Turkey, as a colonel
2. June 2012 - September 2013, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Global Operations (J3), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., as a brigadier general
3. September 2013 - August 2014, Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a brigadier general
4. August 2014 - September 2016, Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Commander, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a major general
5. October 2016 - present, Director of Reserve Forces and Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating:  master navigator
Flight hours:  more than 4,000
Aircraft flown:  E-6B, E-4B, KC-135R, RF-4C, RC-135V/W, T-37B, T-43A and F/A-18B

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with two silver oak leaf clusters
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1984 Distinguished graduate, Air National Guard Academy of Military Science
1985 Distinguished graduate and recipient of the Air Training Command Commander’s and Ira Husik Memorial Trophies, U.S. Air Force undergraduate navigator training
1985 Distinguished graduate and recipient of the Top Gun Award, U.S. Air Force tactical navigation training
1993 Distinguished graduate, KC-135R combat crew training; member of first All Distinguished Graduate Crew
1994 Distinguished graduate, KC-135R central flight instructor course
2013 Founder's Award, Air Refueling Systems Advisory Group

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Oct. 18, 1984
First Lieutenant Oct. 20, 1986
Captain Nov. 1, 1989
Major Jan. 15, 1995
Lieutenant Colonel March 19, 2000
Colonel July 22, 2004
Brigadier General June 3, 2012
Major General April 30, 2015

(Current as of June 2019)

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