Maj. Gen. John M. Breazeale is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The command is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready air, cyber and intelligence forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime defense. Air Combat Command develops strategy, doctrine, concepts, tactics and procedures for air- and cyber-power employment. The command provides conventional and information warfare forces to all unified commands to ensure air, cyber and information superiority for warfighters and national decision makers. The command can also be called upon to assist national agencies with intelligence, surveillance and crisis-response capabilities.
Maj. Gen. Breazeale was commissioned in the Air Force in 1988 following graduation as a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his Air Force career in June 1988 as a pilot training student at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. He transitioned to the Air Force Reserve in May 2002. Maj. Gen. Breazeale has commanded the 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron, the 917th Fighter Group and the 301st Fighter Wing. He is a command pilot with more than 4,400 flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10 Thunderbolt II.
Prior to his current assignment, Maj. Gen. Breazeale served as the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, Headquarters ACC, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
1988 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Master of Arts, Military Studies-Joint Warfare, American Military University, Charles Town, W.V.
2019 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2021 Combined Forces Air Component Commander Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. June 1988–July 1989, Student, Pilot Training, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2. January 1990–July 1990, Student, F-16 Replacement Training Unit, 63rd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla.
3. August 1990–December 1992, F-16 Flight Lead, 80th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
4. February 1992–December 1994, F-16 Instructor Pilot, 17th/77th FS, Shaw AFB, S.C.
5. July 1995–May 1998, Chief of Weapons and Tactics and Flight Commander, 23rd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
6. May 1998–May 2002, Flight Commander and F-16 Program Requirements Officer, 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
7. May 2002–September 2007, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, 457th Fighter Squadron, Deputy Operations Group Commander, 301st Operations Group, Director of Operations, 457th Fighter Squadron, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas
8. September 2007–July 2008, Commander, Detachment 1, 926th Group, Eglin AFB, Fla.
9. July 2008–June 2011, Commander, 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
10. June 2011–October 2013, Commander, 917th Fighter Group, Barksdale AFB, La.
11. October 2013–September 2016, Commander, 301st Fighter Wing, NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas
12. September 2016–January 2017, Special Assistant to the Commander, 10th Air Force, NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas
13. January 2017–May 2019, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nev.
14. May 2019–June 2020, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
15. June 2020–present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Headquarters ACC, JB Langley-Eustis AFB, Va.
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,400 flying hours
Aircraft flown: F-16C and A-10C
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 1, 1988
First Lieutenant June 1, 1990
Captain June 1, 1992
Major Oct. 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 17, 2006
Colonel June 7, 2011
Brigadier General Feb. 1, 2018
Major General April 29, 2021
(Current as of August 2021)