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Brig. Gen. John C. "J.C." Millard is the Deputy Director of Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. General Millard assists the director with the responsibilities for force structure planning, programming, doctrine and requirements for the nation's airlift and air refueling force. 

General Millard entered the Air Force in 1991 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at the University of New Mexico. He began his flying career at Dover AFB, Delaware and has held a variety of joint, major command and NATO staff positions. General Millard has commanded at the squadron, group and twice at the wing level. He was the last 376th Air Expeditionary Wing Commander at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, and prior to his current assignment, served as the Executive Officer to the Commander, USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Illinois.

General Millard is a command pilot with more than 3,400 hours and 380 combat hours.

1991 Bachelor of Arts degree in geography, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1996 USAF Flight Safety Officers School, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
1997 Squadron Officer School, distinguished graduate, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Master’s degree in management, Webster University, Ill.
2004 Master’s degree in military operational art and science, Air Command and Staff College, distinguished graduate, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2009 Master’s degree in national security and strategic studies, Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, RI.
2011 Senior Development Education, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2015 Alan L. Freed Associates Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Capitol Hill club, Washington, D.C.

1. March 1992 – March 1993, student, undergraduate pilot training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
2. March 1993 – August 1998, C-5 instructor, aircraft commander/special operations low level/airdrop, group executive officer, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, Del.
3. August 1998 – July 1999, director, tanker allocation, Tanker Airlift Control Center, directorate 
of mobility management, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. July 1999 – August 2000, chief, operational support aircraft/VIP special assignment aircraft training, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Directorate of Training, Scott AFB, Ill.
5. September 2000 – August 2003, chief, standardization and evaluation, flight commander and assistant operations officer, 6th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
6. August 2003 – June 2004, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 2004 – June 2006, chief operations analyst, mission analysis branch, NATO Combined Air Operations Center Two, Von-Seydlitz Kaserne, Kalkar, Germany
8. June 2006 – June 2008, commander, 21st Air Mobility Operations Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
9. July 2008 – June 2009, student, Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, RI.
10. June 2009 – June 2010, chief, Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
11. June 2010 – July 2011, director of operations, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Headquarters AMC, Scott AFB, Ill.
12. July 2011 – June 2013, commander, 60th Operations Group, Travis AFB, Calif.
13. June 2013 – June 2014, commander, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan
14. August 2014 – June 2016, commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
15. July 2016 – January 2018, executive officer to the Commander, USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Ill.
16. January 2018 - present, Deputy Director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Scott AFB, Ill.


1. July 2004 – June 2006, chief operations analyst, mission analysis branch, NATO Combined Air Operations Center Two, Von-Seydlitz Kaserne, Kalkar, Germany, as a major and lieutenant colonel
2. July 2016 – January 2018, executive officer to the Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill., as a colonel and brigadier general


Rating:  Command Pilot
Flight Hours:  More than 3,400
Aircraft: Flown:  C-5, KC-10, C-17, KC-135, C-37 and C-32

Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Second Lieutenant Oct. 8, 1991
First Lieutenant Oct. 8, 1993
Captain Oct. 8, 1995
Major Aug. 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2006
Colonel Oct. 1, 2009
Brigadier General June 2, 2017

(Current as of January 2018)


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