Maj. Gen. Albert V. Lupenski is the Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. In this capacity, he is responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff for formulating policy supporting air, space, cyberspace, irregular warfare, counter-proliferation, homeland security and weather operations.
Maj. Gen. Lupenski was commissioned in 1985 through the Academy of Military Science at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee. He has served in a variety of positions during his career in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. He has flying experience in both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, serving 14 years as a Sikorsky HH-3E and HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot in rescue units in New York, Alaska and Florida. He began his career in fixed wing aircraft flying the C-141C Starlifter and transitioned to the KC-135 Stratotanker and later to the C-17 Globemaster III, C-40C and C-5B.
Prior to his current assignment, Maj. Gen. Lupenski was the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
1984 Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Science, Dowling College, Oakdale, N.Y.
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2008 Master of Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy, National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.
2010 Commander Air Forces Senior Staff Course, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
2011 Director of Mobility Forces Course, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
1. December 1982–January 1985, Enlisted Administrative Specialist, 106th Air Rescue and Recovery Group, Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
2. January 1985–February 1985, Student, Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn.
3. February 1985–December 1985, Student, Undergraduate Helicopter Training, Fort Rucker, Ala.
4. December 1985–July 1986, Student, HH-3E Qualification Training, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
5. July 1986–July 1989, HH-3E Pilot, 106th Air Rescue and Recovery Group, Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
6. July 1989–September 1996, HH-60G Pilot/Plans Officer (AGR), 210th Air Rescue Squadron, Kulis ANG Base, Anchorage, Alaska
7. September 1996–April 2000, Air Reserve Technician, HH-60G Instructor Pilot/Chief of Current Operations/Assistant Director of Operations, 301st Rescue Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.
8. April 2000–October 2003, C-141C Pilot/Chief of Aviation Safety, 459th Airlift Wing, Andrews AFB, Md.
9. October 2003–October 2004, KC-135 Pilot/Operations Officer, 459th Operations Support Flight, Andrews AFB, Md.
10. October 2004–February 2005, Director of Operations, 756th Air Refueling Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.
11. February 2005–July 2007, Deputy Commander, 459th Operations Group, Andrews AFB, Md.
12. October 2005–November 2005, Commander, 90 EARS, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
13. July 2007–June 2008, Student, National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.
14. July 2008–October 2011, Commander, 349th Operations Group, Travis AFB, Calif.
15. October 2011–September 2014, Commander, 932nd Airlift Wing, Scott AFB, Ill.
16. September 2014–March 2016, Commander, 439th Airlift Wing, Westover ARB, Mass.
17. March 2016–June 2017, Director, Air Force Reserve Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
18. June 2017–December 2018, Director, Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
19. December 2018–January 2020, Director, Air Force Reserve Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
20. January 2020–April 2020, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
21. April 2020–present, Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,000
Aircraft Flown: TH-55, UH-1, HH-3E, HH-60G, T-1, C-141B/C, KC-135R, C-17, C-40C, C-5B
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ device and silver hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Medal with bronze star
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Feb. 28, 1985
First Lieutenant Feb. 28, 1988
Captain April 22, 1990
Major Oct. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 30, 2004
Colonel July 6, 2008
Brigadier General Jan. 28, 2016
Major General April 20, 2018
(Current as of May 2021)