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BRIGADIER GENERAL JEFFREY B. CASHMAN

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Brigadier General Jeffrey B. Cashman is the Director of the Air National Guard Manpower, Personnel and Services staff based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.  In that role, General Cashman’s staff sets strategy and policy, and advocates on behalf of the 105,000 Airmen of the Air National Guard on all issues related to manpower, personnel, services, and recruiting.

In his previous assignment, Gen. Cashman was an adviser to the Air Reserve Forces Policy Committee and worked on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Director of the Air National Guard to reduce legal, organizational, policy, and cultural barriers to a fully integrated multi-component Air Force.

Gen. Cashman earned his commission upon graduation from Air Force Academy in 1989. He served in the active duty Air Force as a B-52 pilot and T-37 instructor pilot at a variety of duty stations.  In 1999 General Cashman left the active duty Air Force and joined the Vermont Air National Guard, where he served as a drill status Guardsman and was an F-16 pilot and 4-ship flight lead.  Notably, on September 11th, 2001, General Cashman was one of the first Air Force pilots airborne flying an armed domestic combat air patrol in response to the terrorist attacks.

 

Gen. Cashman commanded a KC-135 operations group during the period of greatest operations tempo in the 60 year history of the KC-135, excelling in both deployed combat operations and the nuclear deterrence mission.

He is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours of military flight time, primarily in the KC-135, T-37, B-52, F-16, and T-38. 

EDUCATION
1989  Bachelor of Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 
1996  Master of Science, Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
2007  U.S. Air Force Air War College 
2007  Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute Certificate of Legislative Studies
2008  Seminar XXI Study of International Affairs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2014  USNORTHCOM Joint Force Task Force Commander’s Course
2016  Joint Reserve Component Senior Officer’s Course, Army War College, Carlisle, PA
2016  Syracuse University National Security Studies Management Course

ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 1989 – September 1990, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese AFB, Texas 
2. October, 1990 – April 1991, Student, B-52 Combat Crew Training School, Castle AFB, Calif.
3. April 1991 – December 1992, B-52 Pilot, 9th and 20th Bomb Squadron, Carswell AFB, Texas
4. December 1992 – October 1994, B-52 Pilot, T-37 Instructor Pilot, 664th Bomb Squadron KI Sawyer AFB, Mich.
5. October 1994 – December 1998, T-37 Instructor Pilot, Evaluation Pilot, Flight Commander, 8th Flying Training Squadron Vance Air Force Base, Okla.
6. December 1998 – October 2000, Student Pilot, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, 435th Fighter Training Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base Texas; F-16 Replacement Training Unit, 148th Fighter Squadron, Tucson International Airport, Ariz.
7. October 2000 – August 2005, F-16 Pilot, 4 Ship Flight Lead, 134th Fighter Squadron, Burlington International Airport, Vt.
8. August 2005 – October 2008, Chief, Joint Branch, National Guard Bureau Legislative Liaison Office, Arlington, Va.
9. October, 2008 – October 2010, Director, House Affairs, Office of Legislative Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. November, 2010 – July 2011, Legislative Affairs Officer and Chief, Legislative Proposal Program, National Guard Bureau Joint Directorate for Manpower and Personnel (NGB/J1), Arlington, Va.
11. August 2011 – April 2012, Chief, Plans and Integration Division, Air National Guard Bureau Directorate for Manpower, Personnel and Services, (NGB/A1), Joint Base Andrews, Md.
12. April – September, 2012, Deputy Director, Air National Guard Directorate for Manpower, Personnel and Services, (NGB/A1), Joint Base Andrews, Md.
13. September, 2012 – April, 2014, Executive Assistant to the Chief, National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. April, 2014 – June, 2015, Commander, 128th Operations Group and Vice Wing Commander (acting), 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, Wis.
15. June, 2015 – May 2016, Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard assigned to the Headquarters, Air Force Total Force Continuum Office, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
16. May, 2016 – present, Director, National Guard Bureau Manpower, Personnel and Services (NGB/A1), Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1.  October, 2008 – October 2010, Director, House Affairs, Office of Legislative Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington D.C., as a colonel
2. September, 2012 – April, 2014, Executive Assistant to the Chief, National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon, Washington D.C., as a colonel

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating:  command pilot
Flight hours:  more than 4,000 hours of military flight time
Aircraft flown:  F-16, T-37, B-52, T-38, AT-38, Boeing 727, KC-135

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States life member
Air Force Academy Association of Graduates life member
Wisconsin National Guard Association

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal 
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver oak leaf cluster and one bronze oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with N device with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device and hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (pistol)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1989
First Lieutenant May 31, 1991
Captain May 31, 1993
Major Sept. 12, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel June 11, 2004
Colonel June 19, 2009
Brigadier General June 15, 2015



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