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MAJOR GENERAL MARK E. WEATHERINGTON

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Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington is the Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The command is responsible for the recruiting, training and education of Air Force personnel and includes Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and Air University. AETC operates more than 1,400 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft, 23 wings, 10 bases and five geographically separated groups. Its approximately 60,000 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian and contractor personnel train more than 293,000 students per year.

General Weatherington earned his commission in 1990 following graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served in a variety of operational assignments, including command of the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, where he led all aspects of B-1 and MQ-9 operations and installation support activities. His staff experience includes various doctrine, strategy, and warfighting requirements positions within Air Forces Central Command, the Joint Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to this assignment, General Weatherington served as the Director, Cyberspace Operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

General Weatherington is a command pilot with more than 2,400 flying hours, including combat over Afghanistan.

EDUCATION
1990 Bachelor of Science degree in history, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2002 Master of Arts degree in history, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, JPME II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2009 National Security Management Course, the Maxwell School, Syracuse, N.Y.
2009 Foreign Policy fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
2009 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Va.
2009 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, San Diego
2015 Cyberspace Operations Executive Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Cybersecurity Leadership seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
2017 U.S.-U.K. Rising Leader Forum, London
2017 Executive seminar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago
2018 Chief Information Security Officer Certificate, College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1990 - October 1991, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas
2. November 1991 - June 1994, Flight Commander, 22nd Security Police Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
3. June 1994 - February 1997, B-1 pilot, 9th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
4. February 1997 - October 1999, assistant Operations Officer, 34th Bomb Squadron; Wing Scheduler, 366th Operational Support Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
5. October 1999 - June 2002, Wing Weapons Officer, 28th Operational Support Squadron; assistant Operations Officer and Chief of Weapons and Tactics, 77th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
6. July 2002 - June 2003, student, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 2003 - June 2004, student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. June 2004 - November 2006, Chairman’s Action Group Strategist, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Joint Doctrine Planner, Joint Staff, J7, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
9. November 2006 - July 2008, B-1 requalification student, then Commander, 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
10. July 2008 - July 2009, Foreign Policy fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
11. July 2009 - August 2010, Chief of Staff of the Air Force fellow, with duties as Chief of Naval Operations fellow, Strategic Studies Group XXIX, Newport, R.I.
12. August 2010 - April 2011, Chief of Staff of the Air Force fellow, with duties as Special Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Forces Central Command, Southwest Asia
13. May 2011 - April 2013, Commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
14. April 2013 - May 2014, Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
15. May 2014 - June 2016, Deputy Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)/Cyber, Joint Staff, J6, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
16. July 2016 - Mar 2018, Director, Cyberspace Operations (J6/J3D), North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
17. Apr 2018 - present, Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2004 - November 2006, Chairman’s Action Group Strategist, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Joint Doctrine Planner, Joint Staff, J7, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a major and lieutenant colonel
2. April 2013 - May 2014, Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a colonel
3. May 2014 - June 2016, Deputy Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)/Cyber, Joint Staff, J6, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a brigadier general
4. July 2016 – March 2018, Director, Cyberspace Operations (J6/J3D), North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a brigadier general and major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 2,400
Aircraft flown: B-1 and MQ-9

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 30, 1990
First Lieutenant May 30, 1992
Captain May 30, 1994
Major June 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2005
Colonel Oct. 1, 2008
Brigadier General Oct. 2, 2014
Major General June 2, 2018

(Current as of June 2018)

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