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MAJOR GENERAL SCOTT F. SMITH

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Maj. Gen. Scott F. Smith is the Director of Training and Readiness, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The directorate, encompassing seven divisions and the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation, is responsible for policy, guidance and oversight of Air Force operational training infrastructure, officer and enlisted operations career field management, operational readiness and reporting, and aircrew management.

General Smith graduated from Columbia University and entered the Air Force through Officer Training School. He has served as an evaluator pilot and instructor navigator with operational and staff experience across all mobility missions and is a veteran of named operations in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. General Smith has commanded at squadron, group and wing levels, as well as a Combined Joint Task Force (acting).

Principal staff tours include SecAF/CSAF Action Group, Office of Net Assessment, Secretary of Defense, and Executive Officer, Commander U.S. Southern Command. He also served as the Inspector General, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

EDUCATION
1986 Bachelor of Arts, History, Columbia University, N.Y.
1987 Officer Training School, Lackland AFB, Texas
1993 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 Master of Arts, National Security Studies, California State University, San Bernardino
1999 Master of Military Operational Art, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Air War College, by correspondence
2006 National Defense Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Calif.
2006 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2009 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

ASSIGNMENTS

1. May 1987 - February 1988, Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, Calif.
2. July 1988 - April 1991, Instructor Navigator, 42nd Air Refueling Squadron, Loring AFB, Maine
3. May 1991 - July 1992, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
4. August 1992 - September 1993, C-21 Pilot, 459th Airlift Squadron, Norton Air Force Base, and March AFB, Calif.
5. October 1993 - July 1998, KC-10 Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, 6th Air Refueling Squadron, March Air Force Base, Calif., then Travis AFB, Calif.
6. August 1998 - June 2000, Air Command and Staff College followed by School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 2000 - September 2001, Chief, Transition Coordination Branch, Air Force Quadrennial Defense Review, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. September 2001 - January 2003, Chief, Strategy Division, Secretary of the Air Force Action Group (later, combined SECAF/ CSAF Executive Action Group), the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. June 2003 - January 2005, Commander, 349th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
10. February 2004 - June 2004, Deputy Commander, 380th Expeditionary Operations Group, OIF/OEF
11. December 2004 - June 2005, Deputy Commander, 22nd Operations Group, McConnell AFB, Kan.
12. July 2005 - June 2006, National Security Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
13. July 2006 - May 2008, Senior Military Assistant to the Director, Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. May 2008 - March 2009, Vice Commander, 305th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.
15. March 2009 - September 2010, Commander, 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst, N.J.
16. September 2010 - May 2011 Director, Commander's Action Group, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.
17. May 2011 - December 2012, Executive Officer to the Combatant Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.
18. January 2013 - January 2014, Deputy Commander, Combined Joint Task Force--Horn of Africa, Djibouti
19. April 2014 - April 2015, Inspector General, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
20. April 2015 – May 2017, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command (NATO) Brunssum, Netherlands
21. June 2017 - present, Director of Training and Readiness, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2006 - May 2008, Senior Military Assistant to the Director, Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
2. September 2010 - May 2011 Director, Commander's Action Group, U.S. Southern Command, as a colonel
3. May 2011 - December 2012, Executive Officer to the Combatant Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla., as a colonel and a brigadier general
4. January 2013 - January 2014, Deputy Commander, Combined Joint Task Force--Horn of Africa, Djibouti, as a brigadier general
5. April 2015 – May 2017, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command (NATO) Brunssum, Netherlands as a major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,600
Aircraft: T-37, T-38, C-12F, C-21A, KC-135 A/R/T, KC-10A, C-17A

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant April 21, 1987
First Lieutenant April 21, 1989
Captain April 21, 1991
Major Aug. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2002
Colonel Dec. 1, 2006
Brigadier General Sept. 14, 2012
Major General Aug. 3, 2015

(Current as of June 2018)

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