Maj. Gen. Todd J. McCubbin is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. As the Air Force component of United States Special Operations Command, AFSOC provides Air Force special operations forces for worldwide deployment and assignment to unified combatant commanders with approximately 20,800 active-duty, Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian professionals.
Maj. Gen. McCubbin received his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Wisconsin where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his wings at Reese Air Force Base, Texas, in 1989. Maj. Gen. McCubbin has served in a variety of positions during his career, including Deputy Director of Operations at U.S. Southern Command, wing and squadron commands, Canadian Forces exchange officer and liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Prior to his current assignment, Maj. Gen. McCubbin was the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 3rd Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.
General McCubbin is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours and 220 combat hours.
1987 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2004 Masters of Business Administration, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington D.C.
2016 Director of Mobility Forces Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2018 Coalition Forces Air Component Commander’s Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Washington D.C.
1. March 1988-March 1989, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese Air Force Base, Texas
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 Airlift Squadron, 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 Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, Del.
10. July 2008-February 2011, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer for Delaware, 1st Air Force, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
11. March 2011-August 2011, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer to FEMA National Response Coordination Center, 1st Air Force, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
12. September 2011-September 2013, Vice Commander, 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, Minn.
13. October 2013-October 2015, Commander, 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-St. Paul, IAP ARS, Minn.
14. November 2015-November 2017, Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. Southern Command, Miami
15. December 2017-June 2019, Mobilization Assistant to 3rd Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
16. July 2019-present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. November 2015-November 2017, Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, 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 and C-130H2/H3
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
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 PROMOTION
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
Major General March 2, 2019
(Current as of July 2019)