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BRIGADIER GENERAL RUSSELL P. REIMER

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Brig. Gen. Russell P. Reimer is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The organization is the single center responsible for the total life cycle management of all aircraft, engines, munitions and electronic systems.

General Reimer is a native of Woodland, California. He received his commission in 1988 from the U.S. Air Force Academy. General Reimer flew as an E-3 AWACS Instructor Pilot at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. In 1997, he joined the 513th Air Control Group, the Air Force's only E-3 AWACS reserve unit. During the assignment, General Reimer served as Director of Operations and Squadron Commander.

He has served as the Group Commander of the 413th Flight Test Group, Robins AFB, Georgia. During that assignment, he was responsible for providing qualified aircrew to conduct functional and acceptance check flights on non-airworthy aircraft upon completion of depot-level maintenance at seven geographically dispersed units. Prior to assuming his current position, General Reimer served as the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Test Center, Edwards AFB, California.

General Reimer is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours, including combat flight time while mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom. In his civilian occupation, he is a pilot with a major commercial airline. 

EDUCATION
1988 Bachelor of Science degree in international affairs, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1993 Masters of Business degree in administration, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City
1994 Advanced Instrument Flight Course, Castle AFB, Calif.
1994 Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M. 
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2003 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2012 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1988 - October 1989, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. October 1989 - December 1992, E-3 Aircraft Commander, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
3. December 1992 - May 1996, E-3 Instructor Pilot and Chief of Safety, 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4. May 1996 - January 1997, Flight Commander, 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
5. January 1997 - October 1997, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation Flight Branch, 552nd Operations Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
6. October 1997 - January 1999, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 513th Air Control Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
7. January 1999 - September 2003, Flight Examiner and Assistant Director of Operations, 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
8. September 2003 - November 2006, Director of Operations, 513th Operations Support Flight, Tinker AFB, Okla.
9. November 2006 - November 2009, Commander, 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
10. March 2010 - June 2011, Vice Commander, 413th Flight Test Group, Robins AFB, Ga. 
11. June 2011 - June 2012, Commander, 413th Flight Test Group, Robins AFB, Ga.
12. July 2012 - July 2013, IMA to the AFMC A3 Director of Operations, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. July 2013 - August 2018, MA to the Air Force Test Center Commander, Edwards AFB, Calif.
14. August 2018 - Present, MA to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Commander, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 5,000
Military and Civilian Aircraft: T-37, T-38, E-3, B-707, B-737, B-777

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" and silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with device
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two "M" devices
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant June 1, 1988
First Lieutenant June 1, 1990
Captain June 1, 1992
Major Oct. 1, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 18, 2005
Colonel April 16, 2010
Brigadier General March 1, 2016

(Current as of August 2018)

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