Brig. Gen. Gentry W. Boswell is the commander, 36th Wing, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The Wing is comprised of five groups and 17 squadrons, executing Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence, Theater Security Packages, Contingency Response Operations and peacetime and combat operations in the Indo-Pacific Region. The Wing is also tasked to ensure the successful deployment, employment and integration of air and space forces from the most forward sovereign U.S. Air Force Base in the Indo-Pacific Region. As installation commander, he is responsible for the well-being of more than 7,900 joint military and civilian personnel on Andersen AFB. Additionally, he supports Department of Defense installation management of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands as the Deputy Commander of Joint Region Marianas.
Brig. Gen. Boswell received his commission in 1991 as a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force ROTC at Delta State University, Mississippi. His assignments encompass operational tours in the B-1B Lancer, RC-135 and E-6B Mercury aircraft, as well as joint operational and staff duty. He has served as an instructor and evaluator in all three weapon systems.
Brig. Gen. Boswell is a B-1 weapon systems officer with more than 4,800 mission hours, including 500 combat hours in Southwest Asia, the Balkans and the Horn of Africa. Prior to his current position, the general was the Director of Operations and Communications, A3/6 Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
1991 Bachelor of Science, Aviation Management, Delta State University, Miss.
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.
2005 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Joint Forces Command Advanced Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.
2011 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Keenan-Flagler Enterprise Leadership School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2018 Combined Force Maritime Component Commander’s Course, Naval War College, R.I.
2019 Joint Force Maritime Component Commander’s Course, Naval War College, R.I.
1. April 1992 - January 1993, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather Air Force Base, Calif.
2. January 1993 - May 1993, Combat Crew Training School, Castle AFB, Calif.
3. June 1993 - August 1998, Wing Standards and Evaluations, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb.
4. August 1998 - February 1999, B-1 Initial Qualification Course, 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
5. March 1999 - June 2002, Assistant Director of Operations, 77th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
6. July 2002 - August 2004, Director of Flight Training, 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
7. August 2004 - June 2005, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2005 - June 2007, Director of Operations, J317, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
9. June 2007 - September 2008, Director of Operations, 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
10. October 2008 - June 2010, Commander, 28th Operations Support Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
11. July 2010 - June 2011, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. July 2011 - July 2012, Deputy Director, Mission Assessment and Analysis, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.
13. July 2012 - July 2014, Vice Commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
14. July 2014 - June 2015, Director, Air Force Readiness and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
15. June 2015 – August 2017, Commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
16. January 2018 - May 2018, Director of Operations and Communications, A3/6 Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, La.
17. June 2018 – present, Commander, 36th Wing, Andersen AFB, Guam
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with eight oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with “V” Device and seven oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and two oak leaf clusters
Rating: master navigator
Flight hours: more than 4,800
Combat hours: 500
Aircraft: B-1B, RC-135, B-52 and E-6B
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 11, 1991
First Lieutenant Oct. 23, 1993
Captain Oct. 23, 1995
Major Aug. 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 2006
Colonel May 1, 2012
Brigadier General Dec. 3, 2017
(Current as of August 2019)