HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

MAJOR GENERAL JOHN T. RAUCH JR.

PRINT | E-MAIL

Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr. is the Air Force Chief of Safety, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. He develops, executes and evaluates all Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and system mishap prevention and nuclear surety programs to preserve combat readiness. Additionally, he directs research to promote safety awareness and mishap prevention, oversees mishap investigations, evaluates corrective actions and ensures implementation. Finally, he manages, develops and directs all Air Force safety and risk management courses.

 

General Rauch received his commission in 1989 through the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served in numerous flying tours and his staff assignments include Air Force Intelligence, Legislative Liaison, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Air Staff’s Skunk Works. He has commanded the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, the 338th Combat Training Squadron, the 552nd Air Control Wing and the 55th Wing. 

 

General Rauch is a master navigator with more than 3,200 flying hours.

 

EDUCATION

1989 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1997 Master of Arts in Organizational Management, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

2001 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2002 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2007 NATO Defense College, Rome

2008 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.

2009 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

2012 National and International Security Leadership Seminar, Washington, D.C.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. September 1989 - June 1990, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, Calif.

2. October 1990 - February 1991, Student, KC-135 Combat Crew Training School, Castle AFB, Calif.

3. March 1991 - July 1995, RC-135 Instructor, Evaluator Navigator and Operations Group Executive Officer, Offutt AFB, Neb.

4. August 1995 - June 1997, Air Force Intern Program, Intelligence and Legislative Liaison Directorates, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

5. June 1997 - July 2000, Instructor Navigator, Flight Commander and Assistant Director of Operations, Joint Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph AFB, Texas

6. July 2000 - July 2001, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

7. July 2001 - July 2002, Student, School of Advanced Air Power Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

8. July 2002 - July 2003, Deputy and Director Air Education and Training Command Commander's Action Group, Randolph AFB, Texas

9. July 2003 - December 2004, Operations Officer, 38th Reconnaissance Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.

10. December 2004 - October 2006, Commander, 338th Combat Training Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.

11. October 2006 - February 2007, Deputy Commander, 55th Operations Group, Offutt AFB, Neb.

12. February 2007 - August 2007, Student, NATO Defense College, Rome

13. August 2007 - June 2009, USSTRATCOM Special Operations Support Team Chief, USSOCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.

14. June 2009 - July 2010, Vice Commander, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb.

15. July 2010 - June 2012, Commander, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Okla.

16. June 2012 - June 2013, Commander, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb.

17. June 2013 - August 2014, Chief of Concepts, Strategy, and Wargaming for Headquarters Air Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

18. September 2014 – January 2017, Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Capabilities for Headquarters Air Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

19. January 2017 – July 2017, Director of Future Warfare for Headquarters Air Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

20. August 2017 – present, Air Force Chief of Safety, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

1. August 2007 - June 2009, USSTRATCOM Special Operations Support Team Chief, USSOCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a colonel

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating:  Master navigator

Flight hours:  More than 3,200

Aircraft flown:  E-3B/C/G, RC-135U/V/W and T-43

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal

Aerial Achievement Medal with silver oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant July 11, 1989

First Lieutenant July 11, 1991

Captain July 11, 1993

Major July 1, 1999

Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2002

Colonel Aug. 1, 2007

Brigadier General May 2, 2014

Major General Dec. 3, 2017

 

(Current as of December 2017)

Engage

Twitter
Twitter
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: There are rarely parades or accolades given to those in the business of anticipating and avoiding catastrophic enemy a…
Twitter
One pilot was killed when a U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to Shaw Air Force Base crashed at approx… https://t.co/iBc3rCDzSw
Twitter
Senior Airman Ezra Chavez, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron EOD flight, dons a new EOD 10 bomb suit @AirAviano. The sui… https://t.co/7AxzoWTNGf
Twitter
.@910AW maintenance Airmen are planning to save costs and increase efficiency with a new 3D printer. @USAFReserve… https://t.co/fOUWO8YhKs
Twitter
The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning & control system, or AWACS, aircraft w/ an integrated command & control battl… https://t.co/qM1mXkvqow
Twitter
.@EielsonAirForce Airmen conducted airborne training to maintain operational readiness at Joint Base Elmendorf-Rich… https://t.co/5ivZf24ay8
Twitter
RT @HQ_AFMC: Know your #rights: Service members are protected by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, a law designed to ease financial bur…
Twitter
“Publishing JADO doctrine is a first step in changing how we think and conduct operations with the reemergence of g… https://t.co/9wnN5ILNS2
Twitter
RT @AETCommand: Have you checked @AFWERX’s #DisruptiveAF🎙pod? Check it out! https://t.co/NAMYv6OSLd
Twitter
The 317th Airlift Wing @DyessAFBase recently finished the first round of the new 4/12 C-130 deployment cycle. The c… https://t.co/Pw9tw2NIqq
Twitter
We control the air in this multi-domain fight! #ReadyAF #AimHigh https://t.co/6SYQwbs2ym
Twitter
They called it "the biggest test of @NATO Allies’ ability" in years. #TotalForce #ReadyAF #AimHigh https://t.co/brNWrvaMch
Twitter
.@GenDaveGoldfein visited @RobinsAFB_GA to get updates on the installation. He heard about how missions have progre… https://t.co/4Hvz5ZvRJ8
Twitter
.@SecAFOfficial outlines the Air Force's 4 top priorities: build the Space Force, modernize the Air and Space Force… https://t.co/pIkl23NVtG
Twitter
Register by August 1! Exercise your right to vote! https://t.co/SkTSooPFrr
Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: 103rd Airlift Wing Airmen load PPE into vehicles at a distribution site in Uncasville, CT. The @CTNationalGuard is helpin…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,245,618
Follow Us