Maj. Gen. Barre R. Seguin is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Employment, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium. He is responsible for supervising and directing the SHAPE Comprehensive Crisis Operations Management Center, the J2 Intelligence Division, Joint Effects Branch, Nuclear Operations Branch and the Office of the Provost Marshall.
Maj. Gen. Seguin entered active duty in 1989 as a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. His flying assignments include duties as flight examiner, instructor pilot, wing chief of safety, and operations officer, with commands at the squadron, group, wing and Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force levels. Maj. Gen. Seguin served in staff assignments in the Office of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force as senior executive officer, with the Directorate of Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, and as the senior U.S. Air Force Special Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He was the Inspector General for Air Combat Command, ensuring combat readiness and regulatory compliance of more than 130,000 Airmen. In addition, Maj. Gen. Seguin was the Director, Strategy, Engagement, and Programs, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. He is a veteran of operations Deliberate Guard, Deliberate Forge, Joint Guardian, Southern Watch, Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.
Prior to his current assignment, he was the Commander of the 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan and the NATO Air Command-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan.
1988 Bachelor’s degree, Mathematics and Economics, Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York, Potsdam
1994 Master’s degree, Aeronautical Science, Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1997 Distinguished and Top Squadron Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1999 F-16 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2001 Distinguished Graduate, Master’s degree in Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Fellow, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
2008 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.
2011 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2011 Enterprise Leadership Program, Darden School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
2012 National Security Studies Program, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
2015 Combined Joint Forces Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Senior Joint Information Operations Application Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Combined Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Course, Naples, Italy
2018 Combined Joint Force Land Component Commander Course, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2019 Advanced Senior Leader Development Seminar, Warrenton, Va.
1. January 1989–January 1990, Distinguished Graduate, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
2. February 1990–October 1993, T-38 Instructor Pilot, Evaluator Pilot, Check Pilot, Assistant Flight Commander, 87th Flying Training Squadron, Laughlin AFB, Texas
3. November 1993–October 1994, Air Liaison Officer, Camp Casey, South Korea
4. November 1994–September 1995, Distinguished Graduate, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph AFB, Texas; Distinguished Graduate, F-16 Transition Training, Luke AFB, Ariz.
5. October 1995–March 1997, F-16C Pilot, Chief of Safety, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea
6. March 1997–June 2000, F-16C Instructor Pilot, Assistant Operations Officer, Weapons Officer, Flight Commander, Mission Commander, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
7. July 2000–June 2001, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2001–February 2003, Directorate Executive Officer and Chief, Joint Strike Fighter Operations Branch, Directorate of Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
9. March 2003–July 2006, Chief of Safety, 56th Fighter Wing; Director of Operations, 310th Fighter Squadron; Commander, 425th Fighter Squadron; Deputy Commander, 56th Operations Group, Luke AFB, Ariz.
10. August 2006–April 2007, Senior U.S. Air Force Fellow, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
11. April 2007–May 2009, Senior U.S. Air Force Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium
12. May 2009–July 2010, Commander, 8th Operations Group, Kunsan AB, South Korea
13. July 2010–June 2012, Commander, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Miss.
14. June 2012–March 2013, Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
15. March 2013–May 2014, Inspector General, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
16. June 2014–June 2016, Commander, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy
17. June 2016–May 2018, Director, Strategy, Engagement, and Programs (J5), U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany
18. May 2018–June 2019, Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan and Commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan
19. June 2019–present, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Employment, SHAPE, Belgium
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 2007–May 2009, Senior U.S. Air Force Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command and
Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium as a colonel
2. June 2016–May 2018, Director, Strategy, Plans, and Programs, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany as a
3. May 2018–June 2019, Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan and Commander,
NATO Air Command-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan as a major general
4. June 2019–present, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Employment, SHAPE, Belgium as a major general
Rating: command pilot
Flight Hours: 3,666
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, F-16C Blocks 25-52 and C-208B
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with combat device and three oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
French Gold Medal
Italian Cross for Cooperation
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Second Lieutenant Oct. 3, 1988
First Lieutenant Oct. 3, 1990
Captain Oct. 3, 1992
Major July 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2002
Colonel Dec. 1, 2006
Brigadier General Aug. 2, 2013
Major General May 3, 2016
(Current as of July 2020)