Brig. Gen. Anthony W. Genatempo is the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons and Director of the Armament Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He is responsible for the planning and execution of all life cycle activities for air-delivered munitions, including the Advance Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze, Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Joint Direct Attack Munition; Joint Programmable Fuze, Miniature Air Launched Decoy; and Small Diameter Bomb. His $92 billion portfolio also includes numerous other legacy weapons and ammunition; combat training systems; threat emitters for test and training purposes; and aerial targets including the QF-16 and BQM-167A.
Brig. Gen. Genatempo entered the Air Force in 1991 through the Rutgers University ROTC program. He is a career acquisition professional and has served in numerous program management and senior leader positions including avionics program manager for the F-22, deputy division chief of the Tactical, Special Operations Forces and Trainer Aircraft Division at the Pentagon and as commander of the F-35’s 640th Aeronautical Systems Squadron at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Air Force Legislative Fellows Program where he served as a military legislative assistant for the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and was responsible for working all military and veteran’s issues for the chairman’s district, as well as monitoring all legislative activity concerning defense, veterans affairs and military quality of life issues.
Prior to assuming his current duties, Brig. Gen. Genatempo served as the F-22 Program Director, Fighters and Bombers Directorate, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He was responsible for leading the team supporting the modernization and sustainment of the world’s foremost air superiority fighter.
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Physics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Masters in Business Administration, Program Management, Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio
2002 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2005 Capitol Hill Legislative Fellowship Program, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
**Certificate in Government Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. June 1992 – September 1996, Phillips Laboratory, Sensors Division. Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
2. September 1996 – September 1999, Military Satellite Communications Joint Program Office, (Military Strategic and Tactical Relay, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
3. September 1999 – August 2002, Avionics Program Manager, F/A-22 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. August 2002 – July 2003, Deputy Chief, Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. July 2003 – August 2004, Squadron Section Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. September 2004 – January 2006, Military Fellow for Congressman Jerry Lewis, Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, Washington, D.C.
7. January 2006 – July 2008, Deputy Special Operation Forces, Tactical Airlift, and Trainer Division, acquisition, Global Reach Directorate, Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
8. August 2008 – August 2010; Commander, 640th Aeronautical System Support Squadron, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. August 2010 – July 2011, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. July 2011 – July 2014, Senior Materiel Leader, Airborne Networks Division, Electronic Systems Hanscom AFB, Mass.
11. July 2014 – August 2017, Director, F-22 System Program Office, Lifecycle Management Center, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. September 2017 – present, Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons and Director Armament Directorate, Eglin AFB, Fla.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 20, 1991
First Lieutenant Nov. 6, 1993
Captain Nov. 6, 1995
Major Aug. 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel Mar. 1, 2006
Colonel Aug. 1, 2011
Brigadier General Aug. 2, 2017
(Current as of July 2019)