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Lieutenant General Brooks L. Bash, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., MSM, BSM, LM, DSSM, DSM, DDSM

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Lieutenant General Brooks L. Bash, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., MSM, BSM, LM, DSSM, DSM, DDSM

Lieutenant General Brooks L. Bash is a senior general officer in the United States Air Force and a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He is Vice Commander of the Air Mobility Command of the United States Air Force at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. The command is responsible for the bulk of the U.S. Air Force’s strategic transportation assets and mission. From 12 major air installations in the United States and nearly 100 active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve locations worldwide, AMC provides rapid, flexible, global reach for America. More than 141,500 people comprise the Total Force air mobility community, operating combat delivery and strategic airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical and special mission aircraft for national interests.

General Bash has a distinguished record of ethical leadership. He began his military career as a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. General Bash has been an operational commander at the squadron, group, wing and task force levels. He has served as the Deputy Executive Secretary for the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President under the Clinton and Bush Administrations. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Director for Logistics, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon.  He also served as the Pacific Air Forces Vice Commander, the Deputy Commander of a joint task force for Pacific Command and served as the ACCE during Operation Tomodachi supporting relief efforts in Japan.

General Bash has deployed as Commander, 4413th Air Refueling Squadron (Provisional) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH; as the Deputy Director of Mobility Forces in support of mobility operations for Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM; and in 2005 he was the Director of Mobility Forces for Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE supporting tsunami relief efforts throughout South Asia. He also served and was awarded the Bronze Star while the Commander, Coalition Air Force Training Team, and Commander, 321st Air Expeditionary Wing, Baghdad, Iraq.

General Bash’s civilian and professional military education includes:

• 1981: Bachelor of Science degree in management, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

• 1986: Master of Science degree in administration, Central Michigan University

• 1987: Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

• 1990: Combat Aircrew Training School, Nellis AFB, Nevada

• 1992: Distinguished graduate, Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island

• 1993: School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

• 1994: Master of Arts and Science degree in airpower studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

• 1995: Air War College, by correspondence

• 1997: Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

• 2003: Advanced Management Program, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania

• 2003; Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, North Carolina

• 2012: Fellow, Pinnacle Course, National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington, D.C.

General Bash is a command pilot with more than 6,500 hours and has flown the C-9A/C, C-17A, C-20B/H, C-32, C-37, C-141B , KC-10A, T-37, T-38, UH-1N, UH-1HP, Mi-17, King Air 350, C-208, C-172 and OH-58. His duty assignments include:

• May 1981 – June 1982: Student, undergraduate pilot training, Laughlin AFB, Texas

• July 1982 – September 1987: C-141B Flight Examiner and Aircraft Commander, 6th Military Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB, New Jersey

• September 1987 – October 1988: Air Staff Training, Checkmate and Air Force Issues Team, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

• November 1988 – June 1991: Chief, Squadron Standardization and Evaluation, and wing Prime Nuclear Airlift Force Program Manager, 86th Military Airlift Squadron, 60th Military Airlift Wing, Travis AFB, California

• July 1991 – June 1992: Student, Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, Rhode Island

• June 1992 – June 1993: Student, School of Advance Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

• July 1993 – December 1993: Chief, Strategic Concepts, Plans and Programs, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois

• January 1994 – December 1994: Executive Officer to the Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois

• December 1994 – May 1995: Executive Officer to the Commander, 15th Air Force, Travis AFB, California

• May 1995 – June 1997: Commander, 6th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif. (July 1995 – August 1995, Commander, Tanker Task Force, Operation Desert Strike, Southwest Asia; December 1996 – March 1997, Commander, 4413th Air Refueling Squadron (Provisional), Southwest Asia)

• July 1997 – June 1998: Student, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

• July 1998 – January 2000: Commander, 89th Operations Group, Andrews AFB, Maryland

• January 2000 – May 2002: Deputy Executive Secretary, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.

• June 2002 – October 2004: Commander, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston, S.C. (December 2003 – April 2004: Deputy Director of Mobility Forces, U.S. Central Command Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia)

• October 2004 – September 2006: Commander, 15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, Travis AFB, Calif. (January 2005: Director of Mobility Forces, Operation Unified Assistance, Hickam AFB Hawaii)

• September 2006 – March 2008: Director of Combat and Information Operations, Global Operations Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska

• March 2008 – January 2009: Commander, Coalition Air Force Transition Team, and Commander, 321st Air Expeditionary Wing, Baghdad, Iraq.

• February 2009 – September 2010: Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois

• September 2010 – August 2011, Vice Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

• September 2011 – August 2013: Director for Logistics, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

• August 2013 – present: Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IllinoisGeneral Bash’s civilian and professional military education includes:

General Bash’s senior joint assignments and professional experience as a general officer includes:

• January 2000 – May 2002 as a Colonel: Deputy Executive Secretary, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.

• September 2006 – March 2008 as a Brigadier General: Director of Combat and Information Operations, Global Operations Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska

• March 2008 – January 2009 as a Brigadier General and Major General: Commander, Coalition Air Force Transition Team, and Commander, 321st Air Expeditionary Wing, Baghdad, Iraq

• September 2011 – August 2013 as a Lieutenant General: Director for Logistics, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Lieutenant General Brooks L. Bash is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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