Brig. Gen. Paul H. Guemmer is the Military Deputy for Total Force-Continuum, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is the active-duty member of the tripartite leadership team leading the Total Force-Continuum efforts for the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force. His leadership directly contributes to the One Air Force and Balance lines of effort that support a more unified regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. These efforts include a high velocity analysis of all Air Force mission areas as well as a review of legislative, policy, operations and education total force initiatives that support an improved Air Force organization.
General Guemmer received his commission as a distinguished graduate from the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1988. He has held multiple flying assignments as an aircraft commander, instructor, and examiner pilot. The general has commanded at the squadron, wing and center levels and has deployed multiple times, including a deployment as an expeditionary operations support squadron commander and air expeditionary wing vice commander. His staff experience includes tours at U.S. Transportation Command, the Air Staff and Joint Staff. Prior to his current assignment, General Guemmer was Commander, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He was responsible for AFROTC, OTS, AFJROTC and assistance and oversight for the Civil Air Patrol.
General Guemmer is a command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours and more than 240 combat and combat support hours in the C-5, KC-10, KC-135, E-8, C-130, C-21 and C-182.
1988 Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Master of Science degree in Management, Webster University, St. Louis, Ill.
2000 Master of Science degree in Military Operational Arts and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Air War College, by correspondence
2006 Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2008 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville
2013 Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
1. January 1989 – January 1990, Student, undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. May 1990 – December 1993, C-5 Pilot, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot, Examiner Pilot, Safety Officer, and Chief of Training, 22nd Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
3. January 1994 – December 1996, C-5 Combat Crew Training School Instructor, Examiner Pilot, Pilot Scheduler, Flight Commander, and Chief of Standardization and Evaluations, 56th Airlift Squadron, and Wing Airlift Director, attached to 97th Operations Support Squadron, Altus AFB, Okla.
4. December 1996 – November 1997, KC-10 Aircraft Commander and Flight Commander, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
5. November 1997 – June 1999, KC-10 Instructor Pilot and Assistant Chief of Current Operations, 305th Operations Support Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
6. July 1999 – June 2000, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. June 2000 – May 2002, Branch Chief, Information Superiority, and Communications and Computer Environment, Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessments, Joint Requirements Oversight Council Issues and Actions Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, with additional duty as Air Force Crisis Action Team Executive Officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. May 2002 – June 2003, Operations Officer, 22nd Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
9. June 2003 – June 2005, Commander, 21st Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif., with deployed duty as Commander, 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, Southwest Asia
10. August 2005 – June 2006, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. June 2006 – August 2007, Operations Office and Assessments Branch Chief, Readiness Division, Operations Directorate, J-3, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
12. September 2007 – June 2008, Chief, Multinational Operations Division, Operations Directorate, J-3, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
13. July 2008 – July 2009, Vice Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia
14. August 2009 – June 2010, Chief, Strategy and Integration Division, Directorate of Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. June 2010 – August 2012, Commander, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
16. August 2012 – October 2014, Deputy Director (Military) Strategy, Capabilities, Policy, and Logistics Directorate, USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Ill.
17. November 2014 – May 2016, Commander, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
18. May 2016 – Present, Military Deputy for Total Force-Continuum, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2006 – August 2007, Operations Office and Assessments Branch Chief, Readiness Division, Operations Directorate, J-3, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel and a colonel
2. September 2007 – June 2008, Chief, Multinational Operations Division, Operations Directorate, J-3, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
3. August 2012 – October 2014, Deputy Director (Military) Strategy, Capabilities, Policy, and Logistics Directorate, USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Ill., as a colonel and a brigadier general
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,500
Aircraft flown: C-5, KC-10, KC-135, E-8, C-130, C-21 and C-182
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 16, 1988
First Lieutenant Sept. 16, 1990
Captain Sept. 16, 1992
Major July 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2002
Colonel Aug. 1, 2007
Brigadier General May 2, 2014
(Current as of October 2016)