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BRIGADIER GENERAL DIETER E. BAREIHS

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Brig. Gen. Dieter E. Bareihs is the Director of Plans, Programs and Analyses for Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. As the Director, General Bareihs leads theater engagement throughout Europe by managing unit basing, organization and force structure. He is responsible for developing and directing the command's resource capability processes, doctrine review, strategy initiatives and political-military affairs program, as well as overseeing command analyses and lessons learned. He is also responsible for command transformation, as well as implementing U.S. and NATO strategy and ensuring arms control treaty obligations are met. The general also serves as U.S. European Command's lead agent in support of the Strategic Airlift Capability C-17 program and the Heavy Airlift Wing at Papa, Hungary.

General Bareihs received his commission in 1989 and graduated as a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons Instructor Course and is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in various aircraft. 

His previous assignments include Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, London, Senior Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, Commander, 80th Flying Training Wing, European NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow with duties on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Director of Operations U.S. Air Forces Central, Al Udeid AB, Qatar, Director of Operations then Commander, 18th Fighter Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska, Director of Operations, F-16 Division, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nevada, F-16 Instructor Pilot, Flight Examiner, Flight Commander, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Safety Officer, at various locations.

EDUCATION
1989 Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1996 Squadron Officer’s School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Master of Engineering Management, University of Colorado, Boulder
2004 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2008 Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES
Fighter Electronic Combat Officers Course Maintenance Course for Operational Commanders Forward Air Controller - Airborne
U.S. Air Force Weapons Instructor Course, F-16
Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership Development Program
USAF Enterprise Leadership Course, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Seminar XXI
U.S. Air Force Safety and Accident Investigation Board President Course
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1989 - August 1990, Student Pilot, Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. September 1990 - December 1990, Student, Lead-In Fighter Training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. January 1991 - August 1991, Student, F-16 Training, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. September 1991 - April 1994, F-16 Mission Commander, 18th Fighter Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska
5. May 1994 - April 1995, F-16 Mission Commander, 80th FS; and Assistant Plans Officer, Tactical Deception Officer, 8th Operational Support Squadron, Kunsan AB, South Korea
6. May 1995 - June 1998, Flight Commander, 63rd FS, Luke AFB, Ariz.; and Student, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
7. June 1998 - July 2000, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, 79th FS, Shaw AFB, S.C.
8. August 2000 - July 2003, Chief of Safety, U.S. Air Force Weapons School; and Director of Operations, 16th Weapons Squadron, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
9. July 2003 - July 2004, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. August 2004 - July 2007, Director of Operations, and Commander, 18th FS, Eielson AFB, Alaska
11. August 2007 - June 2008, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
12. June 2008 - July 2009, Director of Operations, United States Air Forces Central, Air Force Forces, Combined Air and Space Operations Center, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
13. August 2009 - June 2011, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow, with duties on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
14. June 2011 - March 2013, Commander, 80th Flying Training Wing/Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
15. April 2013 - April 2014, Senior Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
16. April 2014 - Aug 2016, Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, London
17. Aug 2016 - present, Director of Plans, Programs and Analyses for Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein AB, Germany.  

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2009 - June 2011, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow, with duties on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a colonel
2. April 2014 - Aug 2016, Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, London, as a brigadier general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,000
Aircraft flown: F-16, T-37 and T-38

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal 
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal 
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Short) 
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Long) 
AF Longevity Service with four oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1989
First Lieutenant May 31, 1991
Captain May 31, 1993
Major Aug. 1, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2004
Colonel Sept. 1, 2008
Brigadier General May 12, 2014

(Current as of December 2017)

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