Brig. Gen. Todd J. McCubbin is the Mobilization Assistant to Third Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Third Air Force is U.S. Air Forces in Europe's numbered air force for U.S. European Command and comprises nine active-duty wings across Europe. Air Forces Africa's numbered air force for U.S. Africa Command is 17th Expeditionary Air Force, and it oversees one air expeditionary wing. The two commands employ a combined headquarters staff and their respective wings to directly support and provide command and control capabilities to combatant commands during peacetime, contingency and wartime operations across a 104-country area of responsibility.
General McCubbin, a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours and 220 combat hours, received his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He earned his wings at Reese Air Force Base, Texas, in 1989. General McCubbin has served in a variety of positions during his career including squadron commander, Canadian Forces exchange officer, liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and wing commander.
Prior to his current assignment, he was the Reserve Deputy Director of Operations at U.S. Southern Command.
1987 Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2004 Master of Business Administration degree, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2007 Air War College, by correspondence
1. March 1988 – March 1989, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
2. March 1989 – February 1991, T-38 Instructor Pilot, Reese AFB, Texas
3. February 1991 – August 1993, Operations Officer and Commander, T-38 Accelerated Copilot Enrichment Detachment, March AFB, Calif.
4. August 1993 – February 1997, C-5 Instructor Pilot, Training Officer, Command Post Duty Officer and Chief of Wing Flight Safety, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Del.
5. February 1997 – August 1999, Deputy Chief, Canadian Forces Instrument Check Pilot School, Central Flying School, 1st Canadian Air Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
6. August 1999 – October 2002, Chief of Training, Deputy Chief of Operations Group Standardization and Evaluation and C-5 Special Operations Low Level II Evaluator Pilot, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Del.
7. October 2002 – January 2004, Instructor Pilot, 709th AS, Dover AFB, Del.
8. January 2004 – August 2005, Chief Pilot and Evaluator Pilot, 709th Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.
9. August 2005 – August 2008, Commander, 709th AS, Dover AFB, Del.
10. July 2008 – February 2011, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer for Delaware, First Air Force, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
11. March 2011 – August 2011, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer to FEMA National Response Coordination Center, 1st AF, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
12. September 2011 – September 2013, Vice Commander, 934th AW, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, Minn.
13. October 2013 - October 2015, Commander, 934th AW, Minneapolis-St. Paul IAP, ARS, Minn.
14. November 2015 – November 2017, Deputy Director of Operations (J3), USSOUTHCOM, Miami, Fla.
15. December 2017 – present, Mobilization Assistant to Third Air Force, Ramstein AB, Germany.
November 2015 – November 2017, Deputy Director of Operations (J3), U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida, as a colonel and brigadier general
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 5,200 (220 combat hours)
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38A, C-12A, CT-114, C-5A/B/AMP, C-130H2/H3
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Second Lieutenant Oct. 12, 1987
First Lieutenant Oct 12, 1989
Captain Oct. 12, 1991
Major May 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 30, 2004
Colonel Aug. 14, 2008
Brigadier General Dec. 7, 2016
(Current as of April 2018)