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BRIGADIER GENERAL BRUCE H. MCCLINTOCK

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Brigadier General Bruce H. McClintock is the Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He leads the review of the Air Force Space Command Live, Virtual Constructive Operational Training Flight Plan, provides insights and advice on advanced training and supports advanced space exercises and policy reviews.

Gen. McClintock earned his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987 and has commanded at the squadron and wing levels. He has also served as a test pilot, an educator at the Space Warfare Center, and a White House Fellow under President George W. Bush. Prior to his current assignment, Gen. McClintock served as the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Moscow, Russia. He advised the Ambassador and country team, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Combatant Commanders and others on Russian military matters, and he represented the Department of Defense to the Russian Ministry of Defense and the international diplomatic community in Russia.

General McClintock is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in 35 different aircraft. 

EDUCATION 
1987 Bachelor of Science, Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. 
1992 U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 
1993 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
1995 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif. 
1998 Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida 
1999 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2000 School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2001 White House Fellow, Washington, D.C. 
2006 NATO Defense College, Senior Course, Rome, Italy 
2009 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
2013 U.S.-Russia Security Program, Harvard University and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS 
1. September 1987 - October 1988, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas 
2. November 1988 - January 1989, Student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M. 
3. March 1989 - June 1989, Student, A-10 qualification training, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. 
4. June 1989 - June 1992, A-10 Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Standardization and Evaluation Pilot, 91st Tactical Fighter Squadron, RAF Woodbridge, England 
5. July 1992 - December 1992, Student, Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev. 
6. January 1993 - December 1994, Squadron Weapons and Tactics Officer, Group Weapons and Tactics Officer, 354th Fighter Squadron, McChord AFB, Wash. 
7. January 1995 - December 1995, student, USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif. 
8. January 1996 - July 1998, F-16 and A-10 Test Pilot, Flight Commander, 39th Flight Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla. 
9. August 1998 - June 1999, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
10. July 1999 - June 2000, Student, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
11. July 2000 - August 2001, Deputy Commandant, Space Warfare School, and Deputy Chief, Operations Division, Space Warfare Center, Schriever AFB, Colo. 
12. September 2001 - August 2002, White House Fellow, Washington, D.C. 
13. September 2002 - December 2002, Student, A-10 requalification training, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. 
14. January 2003 - April 2004, Assistant Director of Operations and Director of Operations, 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea 
15. May 2004 - December 2005, Commander, 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea 
16. December 2005 - February 2006, Deputy Commander, 51st Operations Group, Osan Air Base, South Korea 
17. February 2006 - July 2006, Student, NATO Defense College, Senior Course, Rome, Italy
18. August 2006 - June 2008, Vice Wing Commander, 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. (May 2007 - September 2007, Deployed Vice Wing Commander, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan) 
19. June 2008-July 2010, Commander, 96th Air Base Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
20. July 2010 - September 2011, Executive Assistant to the Commander, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson, AFB, Colo.
21. September 2011 - June 2012, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 
22. June 2012 – March 2013, Special Assistant for Russia and Division Chief for Central Europe and Eurasia, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
23.  March 2013 – June 2014, Student, Defense Language Institute & Joint Military Attaché School, Washington, D.C.
24. July 2014 – July 2016, Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Moscow, Russia
25. July 2016 - present, Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 2001 - August 2002, White House Fellow, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel
2. July 2010 - September 2011, Executive Assistant to the Commander, NORAD and US Northern Command, Peterson, AFB, Colo., as a colonel
3. September 2011 - June 2012, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel 
4. June 2012 – March 2013, Special Assistant for Russia and Division Chief for Central Europe and Eurasia, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel and brigadier general
5. July 2014 – July 2016, U.S. Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to Russia, as a brigadier general

FLIGHT INFORMATION 
Rating: command pilot 
Flight hours: more than 3,000 
Aircraft flown: more than 35, including A-10, F-15B/D, F-16A/B/C/D, CF-18, F-111, B-1, C-141, OA-37, OH-58D, AT-38, T-37, and P-51

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 twelve oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Recognition Ribbon 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1987 
First Lieutenant May 27, 1989 
Captain May 27, 1991 
Major Aug. 1, 1996 
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2001 
Colonel March 1, 2006
Brigadier General July 3, 2012

(Current as of September 2016)

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