Brig. Gen. Leslie A. Beavers is the Mobilization Assistant to the Vice Commander, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. She is responsible for more than 44,000 personnel conducting worldwide operations. Sixteenth Air Force Airmen deliver multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. In addition, they build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. The Sixteenth Air Force includes the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, 55th Wing, 67th Cyberspace Wing, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, 319th RW, 363rd ISRW, 480th ISRW, 688th CW, Air Force Technical Applications Center and all Air Force cryptologic operations.
Brig. Gen. Beavers is a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. She began her career as a Flight Commander with the 6993rd Electronic Security Squadron in San Antonio, where she led a group of 80 Army, Air Force and Department of Defense civilian employees, providing 24-hour, real-time intelligence and analytical products to national command authorities. After transitioning from active duty to the Air Force Reserve, she spent five years as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee assigned to Joint Detachment San Diego, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, working to maintain the Modernized Integrated Database.
At her previous assignment, as the commander of the 50th Intelligence Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California, Brig. Gen. Beavers led a classic associate unit in support of the Distributed Ground Station-2 component of the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System. Under her leadership, the squadron received recognition as the Air Force Reserve Command’s ISR Unit of the Year for 2012 and 2013. In her civilian capacity, the general has served as a corporate executive and consults with corporate executive leadership teams on organizational efficiency and turnarounds.
1991 Bachelor of Science, Political Science, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1992 Signals Intelligence Officer Course, Distinguished Graduate, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Masters of Business Administration, South University, Savannah, Ga.
1. February 1992—March 1993, Flight Commander, 6993rd Electronic Security Squadron, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas
2. April 1993—June 1994, Chief, Intelligence Flight, 457th Operations Support Squadron, Altus AFB, Okla.
3. June 1994—June 1996, Chief, Wing Protocol, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
4. January 1999—August 2004, Element Director, Joint Detachment San Diego, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
5. September 2004—March 2012, Deputy Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Fourth Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
6. March 2012—August 2013, Commander, 50th Intelligence Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
7. August 2013—May 2018, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Pacific Air Force, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
8. June 2018—present, Mobilization Assistant to Commander, Twenty-Fifth Air Force, JB San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 1999—August 2004, Element Director, Joint Detachment San Diego, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as a major
2. January 2017—July 2017, temporary duty as Special Assistant to Director, Defense Contract Management Agency, Fort Lee, Va., as a colonel
3. January 2018—present, Deputy Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Infrastructure, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a brigadier general
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
1992 Distinguished Graduate, Signals Intelligence Officers Course
2012 Commander, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron of the Year
2013 Commander, ISR Squadron of the Year
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 29, 1991
First Lieutenant May 29, 1993
Captain May 29, 1995
Major Aug. 28, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 20, 2008
Colonel Dec. 1, 2013
Brigadier General Nov. 21, 2019
(Current as of May 2020)