Major General JOHN N. TREE

Maj. Gen. John Tree is the Special Assistant to the Deputy to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. Prior to this assignment he was the Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff at the Pentagon. He assisted the chief with the organization, training and equipping of 685,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas.

He previously served as the Mobilization Assistant to the Director for Logistics, Engineering and Security Cooperation (J4), Headquarters, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, where he assisted the director with the planning, coordination, and integration of strategic logistics, engineering and security cooperation in support of U.S. National Defense Strategy in order to build U.S. and partner capacities to accomplish the command’s mission across the Asia-Pacific theater.

Maj. Gen. Tree joined the Air Force in 1990 following his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served on active duty for seven years in the transportation and logistics career fields. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 1997 and became fully qualified in the acquisition career field. He has held positions as a traditional Reservist, a squadron commander, an Air Force Academy liaison officer and as an individual mobilization augmentee in many different positions including the Air Staff as well as at the Maintenance Complex at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.

In his civilian professional career, Maj. Gen. Tree has held key senior leader positions, including chief executive officer and president, in a diverse array of high impact and dynamic companies across retail packaged goods and logistics/supply chain. He and his wife presently own and operate a large packaging solutions company in Southern California. He also serves as a board member on the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, Board of Directors, serving on the Finance Committee.

1990 Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1994 Master of Business Administration, Chaminade University, Honolulu
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
1998 Master of Arts, Economics, University of Oklahoma, Norman
2001 Intermediate Development Education, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, by correspondence
2005 Senior Development Education, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, by correspondence
2010 Reserve Component National Security Course, Washington, D.C.
2010 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2022 Certificate, Machine Learning and AI, MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston, Ma.

1. June 1990–June 1992, Chief, Vehicle Maintenance Branch, Castle Air Force Base, Calif.
2. July 1992–June 1994, Duty Officer, 619th Aerial Port Squadron, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
3. July 1994–March 1997, Chief, Western Mediterranean Support, Headquarters Sixteenth Air Force, Aviano Air Base, Italy
4. April 1997–December 1997, Wing Plans Officer, 934th Reserve Airlift Wing, Minneapolis
5. January 1998–August 1999, Recruiter/Liaison Officer, U.S. Air Force Academy, Cincinnati
6. September 1999–January 2005 Lead, Operations & Strategy, Directorate of Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. February 2005–May 2008 Commander, 38th Aerial Port Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
8. June 2008–February. 2011 Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director, Global Channel Operations, 618 Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
9. March 2011–July 2012 Senior IMA to the Director, Global Combat Support, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. July 2012–March 2015 IMA to the Director, Resource Integration, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
11. April 2015–February 2018 Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Okla.
12. February 2018–March 2020, Mobilization Assistant to the J4, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
13. March 2020–Oct 2023, Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
 14. Nov. 2023–present, Special Assistant to the Deputy to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

1. January 2004–May 2004, Deputy Division Chief, J-4, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, as a major
2. February 2018–March 2020, Mobilization Assistant to the J4, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, as a brigadier general

Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with three devices
Humanitarian Service Medal with device
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon-Short
Air Force Overseas Ribbon-Long with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service with five oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with device
Navy Pistol Shot Medal
Navy Expert Rifle Medal
Air Force Training Ribbon
United Nations Medal for Haiti
NATO Medal
Air Force Elementary Excellence in Competition Pistol Badge

(Current as of December 2023)