HomeAbout UsBiographiesDisplay

MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES S. CORCORAN

PRINT | E-MAIL

Maj. Gen. Charles S. Corcoran is the Director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. General Corcoran oversees a headquarters staff and the 603rd Air Operations Center, providing integrated air and missile defense, aeromedical evacuation, space and cyberspace operations, aerial refueling, weather, combat aerial delivery, operational support airlift and distinguished visitor airlift, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and precision strike in the European and African Commands.

General Corcoran received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992. He has served in a variety of positions at the squadron, group and wing level; including Instructor Pilot, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Squadron Weapons Officer, F-22 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Pilot, Chief of Wing Weapons and Tactics and Assistant Director of Operations. His staff assignments include Chief of Staff for the Commander, Air Forces Central Command, Chief of Operations, Secretary of the Air Force/Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, Executive Assistant to the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at NATO’s Headquarters Allied Air Command. General Corcoran is a Distinguished Graduate of Undergraduate Pilot Training, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, F-15C Training, Squadron Officer's School and the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.

General Corcoran has commanded the 525th Fighter Squadron, the 325th Operations Group, the 3rd Wing and the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing. He is a Command Pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours, primarily in the F-22 and F-15A-D.

EDUCATION
1992 Bachelor of Science, History, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence.
2003 Masters of Business Administration, Touro University, Cypress, Calif.
2006 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence.
2011 Masters of National Security Studies, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1992 - February 1994, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss/Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
2. March 1994 - September 1994, Student Pilot, F-15C Training, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
3. October 1994 - December 1999, Chief of Standards and Evaluations, Weapons Officer, Scheduler, 19th Fighter Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4. January 2000 - June 2000, Student, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. June 2000 - October 2002, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Flight Commander, 390th FS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
6. November 2002 - September 2004, Chief of Safety and Training, F-22 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Pilot, Edwards AFB, Calif.
7. October 2004 - March 2006, Chief of F-22 Wing Weapons and Tactics, 27th FS Assistant Director of Operations, Langley AFB, Va.
8. March 2006 - June 2007, Chief of Operations, Secretary of the Air Force/Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
9. July 2007 - July 2009, Commander, 525th FS, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
10. July 2009 - July 2010, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
11. August 2010 - June 2011, Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Va.
12. July 2011 - June 2013, Commander, 325th Operations Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
13. June 2013 - August 2014, Chief of Staff to the Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
14. August 2014 - June 2016, Commander, 3rd Wing, JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
15. June 2016 - July 2017, Commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra AB, United Arab Emirates
16. August 2017 – August 2018, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters Allied Air Command, Ramstein AB, Germany
17. August 2018 – present, Director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein AB, Germany

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2013 - June 2014, Chief of Staff to the Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, as a colonel
2. August 2017 – August 2018, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, NATO HQ Allied Air Command, Ramstein AB, Germany, as a brigadier general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating:  command pilot
Flying Hours:  more than 3,100
Aircraft flown:  T-37, T-38, F-15A/B/C/D and F-22

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1990 Paper of the year, Air Force Historical Foundation
1993 Orville Wright Achievement Award, U.S. Air Force Top Undergraduate Pilot Training Graduate
1994 Air Education Training Command Commander's Trophy - Top Graduate, Undergraduate Pilot Training
1994 Flying Training Award, Undergraduate Pilot Training
Distinguished Graduate, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals
Distinguished Graduate, F-15C Training Class 94 EBT
1995 Member of U.S. Air Force Champion Gunsmoke Team (PACAF)
1997 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer's School
1997 #1 Squadron Graduate, Squadron Officer's School
1997 Most Outstanding Contributor, Squadron Officer's School
2000 Outstanding Graduate, U.S. Air Force Weapons School Class
2000 390 FS Warrior of the Year, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
2001 390 FS Warrior of the Year, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
2005 IP of the Year, Langley AFB, Va
2005 ACC nominee for Jabara Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1992
First Lieutenant May 27, 1994
Captain May 27, 1996
Major Nov. 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 2006
Colonel Oct. 1, 2010
Brigadier General Aug. 8, 2016
Major General May 3, 2019

(Current as of May 2019)

Engage

Facebook Twitter
#Airmen maintain #F16 Fighting Falcons at Campia Turzii, #Romania, as part of Theater Security Package 19.1. They h… https://t.co/0pAANJMo3j
A new travel payment process for pipeline students, initiated by the #AirForce Installation and Mission Support Cen… https://t.co/OcQzldU3OK
.@PACAF Gen. CQ Brown Jr. met with Mongolian & US senior leaders, affirming their growing partnership.… https://t.co/Pg5Ma2NFUQ
Nondestructive inspection specialists identify possible defects in systems & equipment before anything can become a… https://t.co/7OHMrlLE39
.@SecAFOfficial praises #Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as #AirForce secr… https://t.co/bv177Nr7nk
.@SecAFOfficial was honored during a celebration ceremony @Andrews_JBA May 21, 2019, an event which highlighted her… https://t.co/tMSo0I8KxO
RT @SecAFOfficial: Thank you to the #Airmen & families serving around the world for the #USAF. https://t.co/CYWpd8Aeuh
Today #USAF celebrates the rapid innovations and accomplishments of @SecAFOfficial, the Honorable Heather Wilson.… https://t.co/dVQM3A5DWF
RT @SecAFOfficial: Proud to have had the opportunity to be your wingman. https://t.co/gDMUq5yA7L
RT @SecAFOfficial: .@MIT is a leading institution for AI research, education & application —making this a huge opportunity for the #USAF as…
.@HQAirUniversity recently hosted @SecAFOfficial's 66th annual National Security Forum, enabling the sharing of per… https://t.co/qBlG5F69ah
#ICYMI #Barksdale Airmen deployed in support of @CENTCOM Bomber Task Force in early May @DeptofDefense. The #B52 is… https://t.co/o8yJgq72dm
Tomorrow the #AirForce will celebrate @SecAFOfficial's tenure as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force. #WatchLIVE as… https://t.co/mTuhuZaNxu
RT @DeptofDefense: Throughout the history of the @USAirForce, adaptation and innovation have played a key role in sustaining global suprema…
It was "Fangs Out" @HAFB for Exercise Venom 19-01 which aligned with Hill’s Combat Showcase. https://t.co/3UtNLRYcp1 https://t.co/5d3JW876IH
The #B52 Wise Guy, a cold warrior that stood sentinel over America from the darkest days of the Cold War to the glo… https://t.co/yxSgZpsBKY
Have a bright idea for ways to #FuelMoreFight? @AFEnergy's looking for you. https://t.co/nbHISOo0KP
Congratulations to #USAF Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet Maj. Sydney Cloutier from Pensacola High Schoo… https://t.co/baRvgYsuPC
Grand Forks AFB soon to be known as America's Global Hawk Base once the @319ABW is re-designated as the 319th Recon… https://t.co/EBRkBhkE0f