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BRIGADIER GENERAL PAUL E. BAUMAN

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Brig. Gen. Paul E. Bauman is the Special Assistant to the Superintendent at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991 and earned his pilot wings through the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program. He subsequently served as a global mobility airlift pilot in the C-141B Starlifter and an Assistant Professor of History at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Brig. Gen. Bauman then cross-trained in 2011 into the C-17A Globemaster III, becoming an Instructor Pilot and Examiner Pilot while performing global airlift missions. He later commanded the Air Force's only C-17A training squadron, turning out qualified aircrew for the U.S. and partner nations. Brig. Gen. Bauman then served on the Joint Staff before an assignment as a Vice Wing Commander in Pacific Air Forces and Wing Commander in Air Mobility Command. He returned to the Joint Staff in 2015 as the Deputy Director for Future Joint Force Development. Prior to his current position, he was the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to Pakistan at Embassy Islamabad.

Brig. Gen. Bauman is a School of Advanced Air and Space Studies graduate and served as a National Defense Fellow with the Atlantic Council of the United States.

EDUCATION
1991 Bachelor of Science, Engineering Mechanics, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1997 Master of Arts, Military History, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
2005 Air Command and Staff College, Master of Military Art and Science, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Master of Airpower Art & Science, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 National Defense Fellow, Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C.
2011 Air Force Leadership Enhancement Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2014 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2017 Joint Military Attaché School, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1991 – September 1992, Student Pilot, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2. December 1992 – June 1996, Aircraft Commander, C-141B and Executive Officer, 86th and 20th Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
3. July 1996 – August 1996, Student, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
4. August 1996 – December 1997, Student, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
5. January 1998 – January 2001, Assistant Professor of History, Department of History and Aircraft Commander, UV-18B Twin Otter, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
6. April 2001 – June 2004, Chief of Wing Training, 437th Airlift Wing and Examiner Aircraft Commander, C-17A, 17th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
7. July 2004 – June 2006, Student, Air Command and Staff College and Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2006 – May 2007, Chief of Safety, 97th Air Mobility Wing and Instructor Aircraft Commander, C-17A, Altus AFB, Okla.
9. May 2007 – December 2008, Commander, 58th Airlift Squadron and Deputy Commander, 97th Operation Group, Altus AFB, Okla.
10. June 2009 – June 2010, National Defense Fellow, Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C.
11. June 2010 – June 2012, Chief, Nuclear Policy Branch and Chief, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Policy Division, Joint Staff, J5, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
12. July 2012 – April 2013, Vice Commander, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
13. May 2013 – July 2015, Commander, 319th Air Base Wing, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
14. July 2015 – July 2017, Deputy Director for Future Joint Force Development, the Joint Staff, J7, Suffolk, Va.
15. August 2017 – November 2017, Joint Military Attaché School, Washington, D.C.
16. December 2017 – June 2019, U.S. Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, Islamabad, Pakistan
17. June 2019 – present, Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.


SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2010 – June 2012, Chief, Nuclear Policy Branch and Chief, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Policy Division, Joint Staff, J5, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. July 2015 – July 2017, Deputy Director for Future Joint Force Development, Joint Staff, J7, Suffolk, Va., as a brigadier general
3. December 2017 – June 2019, U.S. Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, Islamabad, Pakistan, as a brigadier general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating:  command pilot
Flight Hours:  3,800
Aircraft Flown:  T-37B, T-38A, C-141B, UV-18B, C-17A and EQ/RQ-4B

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 29, 1991
First Lieutenant May 29, 1993
Captain May 29, 1995
Major March 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2006
Colonel Sept. 1, 2010
Brigadier General Oct. 1, 2015

(Current as of September 2019)

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