Maj. Gen. William J. Liquori, Jr. is the Director of Strategic Requirements, Architectures and Analysis, Headquarters United States Space Force, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He is responsible for developing strategy, doctrine and policy for the command’s space operations, defining the future of space systems through requirements definition, mission area architectures, analysis, science and technology development and insertion in support of the joint warfighter, Department of Defense, civil and national users. He also manages the command’s international relations and foreign disclosure programs. Mission areas include missile warning and defense, military satellite communications, positioning navigation and timing, space control, and space protection.
Maj. Gen. Liquori entered the Air Force in 1991 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at Boston University. His career has included numerous operations and staff positions in Air Force Space Command, the National Reconnaissance Office, the Air Force Secretariat, U.S. European Command and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Maj. Gen. Liquori has commanded a space operations squadron and the 50th Space Wing. He is a graduate and former instructor of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. His operational experiences include operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom.
Prior to his current assignment, Maj. Gen. Liquori served as the Director, Space Policy, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President.
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, Boston University, Boston
1996 Master of Arts, Computer Resources and Information Management, Webster University, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2000 Distinguished Graduate, U.S. Air Force Weapons Instructor Course, Space, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2004 Distinguished Graduate, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Distinguished Graduate, U.S. Marine Corps War College, Quantico, Va.
2012 Leadership Enhancement Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2013 Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
2017 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2019 Advanced Senior Leader Development Seminar, Warrenton, Va.
1. May 1992–July 1992, Student, Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry Air Force Base, Colo.
2. August 1992–March 1996, Chief, UHF F/O Procedures Section, Senior Satellite Operations Crew Commander, Satellite Engineering Officer, Satellite Operations Crew Commander, Student, 3rd Space Operations Squadron, Falcon AFB, Colo.
3. March 1996–June 2000, Executive Officer, Chief, Launch Readiness Division, Operations Support Flight Commander, Senior Flight Commander, Flight Commander, Office of Space Operations, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Space) with duty at the National Reconnaissance Office, Onizuka Air Station, Calif.
4. June 2000–December 2000, Student, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. January 2001–June 2003, Assistant Operations Officer, Missions Flight Commander, Instructor,
328th Weapons Squadron, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
6. July 2003–June 2004, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 2004–June 2005, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2005–June 2006, Chief, Space Control and Force Application Branch, National Security Space
Office, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
9. June 2006–June 2008, Commander, Space Operations Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
10. July 2008–June 2009, Student, U.S. Marine Corps War College, Quantico, Va.
11. July 2009–June 2011, Chief, Missile Defense Division, Strategy, Policy, Partnering, and Capabilities Directorate, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany
12. June 2011–July 2013, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow, with duty as Director, Space Policy Implementation, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Space), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
13. July 2013–May 2015, Commander, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
14. June 2015–February 2016, Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
15. February 2016 – August 2018, Director, Space Policy, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.
16. August 2018–December 2019, Director of Strategic Requirements, Architectures and Analysis, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
17. December 2019–present, Director of Strategic Requirements, Architectures and Analysis, Headquarters U.S. Space Force, Peterson AFB, Colo.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2009–June 2011, Chief, Missile Defense Division, Strategy, Policy, Partnering, and Capabilities Directorate, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, as a colonel
2. February 2016–August 2018, Director, Space Policy, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C., as a colonel and brigadier general
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
2015 U.S. Air Force General and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 11, 1991
First Lieutenant Nov. 3, 1993
Captain Nov. 3, 1995
Major Aug. 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2006
Colonel Oct. 1, 2009
Brigadier General July 3, 2016
Major General May 2, 2019
(Current as of March 2020)