Brig. Gen. George Martin Reynolds is the Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAFWC is organized under Air Combat Command into four wings and two named units, with more than 13,000 Airmen serving in the 57th Wing, 53rd Wing, 99th Air Base Wing, 505th Command and Control Wing, the Nevada Test and Training Range, and the Air Force Joint Test Program Office. The USAFWC conducts operational testing, tactics development, and advanced training through schools and exercises. The center develops innovative leaders and provides Airmen with proven and tested technology, the most current tactics, academic training and opportunities to integrate force employment.
Prior to his current assignment, Brig. Gen. Reynolds was the Deputy Commander, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), where he was responsible for the operations of more than 44,000 personnel conducting worldwide information warfare operations. Previously, Brig. Gen. Reynolds was an Air Force Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and commanded a flying training squadron, four expeditionary squadrons, operations group and wing. He has served on the numbered air force, center, air and joint staffs.
Brig. Gen. Reynolds received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992. He is a command pilot with more than 2,500 flying hours in the EC-130E/H, C-130E/H, RC-135V/W, OC-135B, WC-135W, E-4B, T-38 and T-37. He has flown combat missions in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
1992 Bachelor of Science, Operations Research, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1993 Bachelor of Science, Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.
1995 Master in Business Administration, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.
1996 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1999 Master of Arts in Organizational Management, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 AF Institute of Technology, Master of Science in Operations Research, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Air War College, Master of Strategic Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership Development Program, Greensboro, N.C.
2016 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2019 Senior Joint Information Operations Applications Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass.
1. June 1992–May 1993, Student, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.
2. May 1993–July 1996, Wing Weather Officer, 92nd Operations Support Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.
3. July 1996–July 1997, Staff Weather Officer, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. July 1997–May 1999, Air Force Intern, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
5. June 1999–July 2001, Student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training & C-130 Initial Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas and Little Rock AFB, Ark.
6. August 2001–June 2002, EC-130H Pilot, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
7. June 2002–August 2003, Wing Executive Officer, 335th Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
8. September 2003–July 2005, EC-130H Aircraft Commander and Assistant Director of Operations, 41st Electronic Combat
Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
9. August 2004–May 2005, Chief of Staff, 355th Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
10. June 2005–June 2006, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. July 2006–June 2007, Chief of Staff and Director, Commander’s Action Group, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-
Monthan AFB, Ariz.
12. June 2007–March 2008, Director of Ops, 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
13. March 2008–March 2010, Commander, 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
14. March 2010–June 2010, Deputy Commander, 55th Electronic Combat Group, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
15. June 2010–May 2011, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16. May 2011–June 2013, Chief, Cyber Operations Division, Directorate for Global Operations (J39), Joint Staff, the Pentagon,
17. June 2013–May 2015, Commander, 55th Electronic Combat Group, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
18. June 2015–June 2017, Commander, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb.
19. June 2017–June 2018, Air Force Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, N.Y.
20. June 2018–Oct 2019, Vice Commander, 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
21. Oct 2019–July 2020, Deputy Commander and Director of Operations, 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
22. July 2020–present, Vice Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nev.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 2011–June 2013, Chief, Cyber Operations Division, Directorate for Global Operations (J39), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a colonel
Senior Weather Occupational Badge
Senior Intelligence Occupational Badge
Senior Cyberspace Occupational Badge
Rating: command Pilot
Flight hours: more than 2,500
Aircraft flown: EC-130E/H, C-130E/H, RC-135V/A, OC135B, WC-135W, C-130E/H, E-4B, T-38 and T-37
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
1995 Air Mobility Commander, Company Grade Officer Weather Officer of the Year
2001 Distinguished Graduate, C-130 pilot training
2003 National Winner of the Arthur S. Flemming Award
“Inventory Management of Officers with Advanced Academic Degrees: The Case for a New Approach”, Air and Space Power Journal, with Lt. Col. Raymond W. Staats and Maj. Aaron D. Troxell, Summer 2007
“Protesting War: Comparing Afghanistan to Vietnam”, Small Wars Journal, October 2011
“Topics for Operational Considerations: Insights from Neurobiology & Neuropsychology on Influence and Extremism—An Operational Perspective”, Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment Periodic White Paper (Editor and Contributing Author), March 2013
“Small Airports Could Soon be Doomed Thanks to America’s Growing Pilot Shortage”, Fortune Magazine, October 2017
“Taking Stock of the Treaty on Open Skies”, Council on Foreign Relations, November 2017
“How Representative is the All-Volunteer U.S. Military?”, Council on Foreign Relations, April 2018
“What Do People Want from Work? The Simple Question that Can Transform Unit Engagement and Retention”, Air and Space Power Journal, Winter 2019
“Achieving Convergence in the Information Environment: Revising the Air Component Structure”, Air and Space Power Journal, Winter 2020
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1992
First Lieutenant May 27, 1994
Captain May 27, 1996
Major Dec. 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel, Dec. 1, 2006
Colonel May 1, 2012
Brigadier General Aug. 1, 2018
(Current as of June 2021)