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BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM W. WHITTENBERGER JR.

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Brig. Gen. William W. Whittenberger Jr. is the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. He advises the Director on implementation and direction of operational command policy for AFSOC’s worldwide special operations units including 19,000 personnel, 237 aircraft, and $16 billion of assets.

General Whittenberger graduated from The Ohio State University and received his commission through the Officer Training School program in 1992. He is a command pilot with over 4,500 hours in the C-130H2, C-5A, and C-130E aircraft, and has flown combat missions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to joint assignment experience, he has commanded at the wing and group level.

EDUCATION
1989 Bachelor of Science in Aviation, The Ohio State University, Columbus
1999 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2000 Air Command - Staff College – Joint, by correspondence
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2012 Joint Advanced Warfighter School, in residence, Norfolk, Va.
2012 Master of Science Degree in Operational Planning, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1992-September 1992, Officer Training School Candidate, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. September 1992-October 1993, Undergraduate Pilot Trainee, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas
3. October 1993-April 1994, Pilot, C-130 Training, 714th Training Squadron, C-130 Formal Training Unit, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
4. April 1994-March 2005, Instructor and Evaluator Pilot, 757th Airlift Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio
5. March 2005-July 2005, Chief of Group Standards and Evaluations, 910th Operations Group, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio
6. July 2005-February 2008, Operations Officer, 757th Airlift Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio
7. February 2008-June 2008, Deputy Group Commander, 910th Operations Group, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio
8. June 2008-July 2011, Commander, 440th Operations Group, Pope AFB, N.C.
9. July 2011-August 2012, Student, Joint Advanced Warfighter School, Joint Forces Staff College, Naval Support Activity, Norfolk, Va.
10. August 2012-June 2014, Political-Military Planner, Joint Staff, J-5 Directorate, Partnership Strategy Deputy Directorate, Partnership Coordination Division, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
11. June 2014-September 2015, Commander, 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
12. September 2015-August 2016, Director of Reserve Forces, United States Transportation Command, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, J9 Directorate, 953rd Reserve Support Squadron, Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
13. August 2016-September 2018, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Air Force Special Operations Command, Headquarters, A5/8 (Plans, Policy, and Requirements) Directorate, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
14. September 2018-Present, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Air Force Special Operations Command, Headquarters, A3/9 (Operations) Directorate, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2012-June 2014, Political-Military Planner, Joint Staff, J-5 Directorate, Partnership Strategy Deputy Directorate, Partnership Coordination Division, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a colonel
2. September 2015-August 2016, Director of Reserve Forces, United States Transportation Command, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, J9 Directorate, 953rd Reserve Support Squadron, Naval Station Norfolk, Va., as a colonel

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,500 hours
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, C-130E, C-130H2 and C-5A

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass and two "M" devices

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 23, 1992
First Lieutenant Sept. 23, 1994
Captain Dec. 24, 1997
Major May 6, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 2, 2007
Colonel Sept. 24, 2012
Brigadier General April 4, 2018

(Current as of December 2018)

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