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Brig. Gen. Al Swartzmiller is the Inspector General, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He provides the command's leadership an independent assessment of unit readiness and compliance within established directives, evaluates leadership effectiveness, management performance, aspects of unit culture and command climate and the ability to minimize waste and prevent fraud and abuse. He also ensures the existence of responsive inquiry and complaint resolution characterized by objectivity, integrity and impartiality.

Brig. Gen. Swartzmiller joined the Air Force through Air Force ROTC at Michigan State University. Since then he has worked a variety of assignments in both the Regular and Reserve Components. Brig. Gen. Swartzmiller was selected as Initial Cadre for the C-17A and worked its Initial Operational Capability and the standup of the first C-17A Formal Training Squadron. He has served in both Group and Wing command positions and has deployed to Southwest Asia as the Air Force's Central Deputy Director of Mobility Forces.

1983 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
1990 Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1992 Masters of Science, Operations Management, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
1996 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
2008 Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, Va.
2010 Director of Mobility Forces Course, Det. 1, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2010 Commander, Air Force Forces Course, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Fort Dix, N.J.
2010 Defense Support to Civil Authorities Course, U.S. Army North, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2012 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville
2014 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Alan Freed Assoc., Washington, D.C.
2015 Master’s Certificate, Cyber Leadership, Information Resource Management College, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
2017 Capstone Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
2018 Senior Leader Nuclear Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

1. December 1983–May 1985, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.
2. May 1985–August 1990, C-130 Instructor Pilot, 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, Pope AFB, N.C.
3. August 1990–June 1993, C-130 Evaluator Pilot, 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, Little Rock AFB, Ariz.
4. August 1993–June 1996, C-17 Initial Cadre, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.
5. June 1996–June 1998, Assistant Operations Officer, 97th Airlift Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
6. June 1998–August 2005, Deputy Operations Group Commander, 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.
7. August 2005–March 2009, Operations Group Commander, 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis - St Paul Air Reserve Station
8. March 2009–September 2013, Commander, 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y.
9. September 2013–December 2015, Air Force District of Washington, Mobilization Assistant, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
10. December 2015–present, Inspector General, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.

Rating:  command pilot
Flight hours:  more than 8,200
Aircraft flown:  C-130, C-17

Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal

Second Lieutenant June 11, 1983
First Lieutenant Sep. 13, 1985
Captain Sep. 13, 1987
Major Sep. 1, 1995
Lieutenant Colonel Sep. 24, 2001
Colonel Feb. 16, 2006
Brigadier General March 27, 2015

(Current as of December 2019)