Brigadier General CHRISTOPHER A. FREEMAN

Brig. Gen. Christopher A. Freeman 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.

Brig. Gen. Freeman earned his commission from the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Alabama in 1992 as a Distinguished Graduate. After pilot training, the general completed F-111 training at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico and graduated as the Academic Award, Top Gun pilot and as the Distinguished Graduate. He later transitioned to the F-15E airframe. Since then, he has held numerous squadron and wing leadership and command positions. He was also selected as the first Regular Component Air Force officer to command an Air Force Reserve Command Total Force Integration Classic Association Fighter Squadron consisting of F-15E and F-16CJ operations, intelligence and maintenance personnel at two geo-separated locations.

Prior to his current assignment, Brig. Gen. Freeman was the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, Headquarters ACC, Va.

EDUCATION
1992 Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
1997 Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2005 Master of Business Administration, Administrative Management in Military Science, Trident University International, Cypress, Calif.
2006 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2012 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1993–July 1994, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.
2. November 1994–February 1998, Chief, Safety, EF-111 Multi-ship Flight Lead, 429th Electrical Combat Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
3. February 1998–July 1998, Student, F-15E Transition Course, 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
4. July 1998–July 2001, Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
5. July 2001–February 2004, Evaluator Pilot, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
6. February 2004–February 2005, F-15S Instructor Pilot, Extended Training Service Specialist, United States Military Training Mission, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
7. February 2005–June 2006, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2006–February 2008, Chief, Direct Attack Weapons, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
9. February 2008-April 2009, Executive Officer to the Vice Commander ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
10. May 2009–July 2010, Director of Operations, 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
11. October 2010–October 2012, Commander, 307th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
12. January 2013–March 2013, Commander, 414th Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
13. March 2013–July 2014, Deputy Commander, 414th Fighter Group, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
14. July 2014–December 2017, Commander, 414th Fighter Group, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
15. December 2017–August 2020, Deputy Director of Operations (J3), U.S. Southern Command, Miami
16. August 2020–July 2021, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements Headquarters ACC, Va.
17. July 2021–August 2023, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, Headquarters ACC, Va.
18. August 2023–present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Headquarters ACC, Va.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating:  command pilot
Flight Hours:  more than 3,100
Aircraft flown:  F-111, EF-111, F-15E

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal

(Current as of September 2023)