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 Advanced 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 $67 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-4 and QF-16.
General Genatempo entered the Air Force in 1991 through Rutgers University ROTC. 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 640th Aeronautical Systems Squadron. 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 veterans’ 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, General Genatempo served as the F-22 Program Director, Fighters and Bombers Directorate, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, 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 in physics, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2002 Masters in Business Administration in Program Management, Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio
2003 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2005 Capitol Hill Legislative Fellowship Program, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
2005 Certificate in Government Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
2007 Air War College, by correspondence
2011 Master of Science in 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 AFB, N.M.
2. September 1996–September 1999, MILSATCOM Joint Program Office, MILSTAR, 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, HQ AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. July 2003–August 2004, Squadron Section Commander, ASC, 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, Washington, D.C.
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 McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. July 2011–July 2014, Senior Materiel Leader, Space, Aerial and Nuclear Networks Division, C3I and Networks Directorate Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, 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 September 2017)