Lt. Gen. John D. Lamontagne is the Deputy Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. As the air component to U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command, USAFE-AFAFRICA is responsible for providing full-spectrum war fighting capabilities to both combatant commanders throughout their area of responsibility, which encompasses 104 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean.
Prior to assuming his current position, General Lamontagne served as the Chief of Staff at U.S. European Command. He previously held command positions at the squadron, group, wing, and air operations center levels.
1992 Bachelor of Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1999 Master of Human Relations, Webster University, Mo.
2004 Master of Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2005 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Master of National Security Studies, National War College, Washington, D.C.
2021 Combined/Joint Force Land Component Commander Course, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2021 Combined/Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. July 1992–July 1993, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 54th Flying Training Squadron, Reese Air Force Base, Texas
2. January 1994–August 1997, KC-135 Pilot, 99th Air Refueling Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga.
3. September 1997–September 1998, Regional Operations Director, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. September 1998–November 1999, Civil Reserve Air Fleet Officer, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
5. December 1999–August 2003, C-17 Pilot, 14th and 16th Airlift Squadrons, Charleston AFB, S.C.
6. August 2003–June 2004, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. June 2004–June 2005, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2005–January 2006, Contingency Airlift Planner, 21st Air Mobility Operations Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
9. January 2006–June 2007, Executive Officer, 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, McGuire AFB, N.J.
10. June 2007–April 2008, Assistant Operations Officer, then Operations Officer, 15th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
11. April 2008–June 2010, Commander, 15th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
12. July 2010–June 2011, Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2011–May 2013, Strategist, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
14. May 2013–April 2014, Commander, 379th Expeditionary Operations Group, Southwest Asia
15. May 2014–June 2016, Commander, 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
16. June 2016–July 2018, Deputy Director of Operations, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
17. July 2018–January 2019, Commander, 618th Air Operations Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
18. January 2019–June 2021, Deputy Director, J-5, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
19. July 2021–June 2022, Chief of Staff, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
20. July 2022–present, Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, Ramstein AB, Germany
Rating: command pilot
Flight Hours: more than 4,000
Aircraft Flown: C-12, KC-135R and C-17A
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27,1992
First Lieutenant May 27,1994
Captain May 27, 1996
Major Dec. 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 1, 2007
Colonel June 1, 2012
Brigadier General May 2, 2018
Major General Aug. 6, 2020
Lieutenant General July 7, 2022
(Current as of July 2022)