Brig. Gen. H.E. “Destry” Rogers, Jr. is the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Air and Cyberspace Operations, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The directorate is responsible for ensuring PACAF provides ready air, space and cyber power to promote the United States’ interests in the Indo-Pacific region during peacetime, through crisis and in war. In this capacity, the Director oversees operations for three numbered air forces and 10 wings in support of more than 46,000 Airmen serving in Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Alaska and Guam.
Brig. Gen. Rogers received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. He has served on both active duty and in the Air Force Reserve and has worked in numerous special operations billets. He has participated in operations Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Deny Flight, Provide Comfort, Desert Thunder, Deliberate Force, Joint Endeavor, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Noble Eagle.
Prior to his current assignment, Brig. Gen. Rogers served as the Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. The directorate supports major commands in developing and evaluating requirements for Air Force-wide modernization programs, including fighters, bombers, mobility aircraft, space systems, command and control, munitions, missile defense and cyber requirements. The directorate is also responsible for shaping and finalizing capabilities-based requirements documents for approval by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council. In his civilian career, Brig. Gen. Rogers is a first officer for a major airline.
1987 Bachelor of Science Degree, Management, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1992 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.
2003 Master’s Degree, Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, extended campus
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala., by correspondence
2008 Master’s Degree, Strategic Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.
2014 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1. June 1987 - June 1988, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
2. June 1988 - March 1993, T-38 Instructor Pilot, 49th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3. March 1993 - August 1993, C-130 Initial Pilot Training, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
4. August 1993 - January 1998, MC-130E Evaluator Pilot, 8th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. 5. January 1998 - October 1998, Evaluator Pilot, 16th Special Operations Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
6. October 1998 - May 2001, Aircraft Commander, 427th SOS, Pope AFB, N.C.
7. November 2002 - October 2008, Air Planner, Aviation Test and Evaluation Group, Headquarters Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
8. October 2008 - December 2009, Instructor Pilot, 5th SOS, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
9. December 2009 - March 2011, Commander, 5th SOS, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
10. March 2011 - June 2014, Vice Commander, 919th Special Operations Wing, Eglin AFB Field 3, Fla.
11. June 2014 - Jan 2016, Mobilization Assistant to the Vice Commander, 7th Air Force, Osan Air Base, South Korea
12. Jan 2016 - April 2018, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
13. April 2018 - present, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Air and Cyberspace Operations, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
November 2002 - October 2008, Air Planner, Aviation Test and Evaluation Group, Headquarters Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., as a major and lieutenant colonel
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,500 hours
Aircraft flown: T-38, C-130, MC-130E, PC-6, BE-200, DHC-6, C-208, MX-7, PC-12 and U-28
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1987
First Lieutenant May 27, 1989
Captain May 27, 1991
Major Oct. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel June 4, 2006 Colonel
March 11, 2011
Brigadier General May 29, 2016
(Current as of July 2019)