Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command

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The commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a four-star general or admiral in the United States Armed Forces who serves as the head of all United States and Canadian joint aerospace military operational forces, stationed within the Northern American territories. The commander of NORAD concurrently serves as the commander of United States Northern Command and is the head of all U.S. military forces within the command's geographical area of responsibility. The commander of NORAD is nominated for appointment by the President of the United States and must be confirmed by the United States Senate. Prior to 2001, the title for the commander of NORAD was called the Commander-in-Chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The commander of NORAD typically serves for two years.

No. Commander Term Service branch
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
1
Earle E. Partridge
Partridge, Eagle E.General
Earle E. Partridge
12 September 195730 July 19591 year, 321 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
2
Laurence S. Kuter
Kuter, Laurence S.General
Laurence S. Kuter
1 August 195930 July 19622 years, 363 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
3
John K. Gerhart
Gerhart, John K.General
John K. Gerhart
1 August 196230 March 19652 years, 241 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
4
Dean C. Strother
Strother, Dean C.General
Dean C. Strother
1 April 196529 July 19661 year, 119 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
5
Raymond J. Reeves
Reeves, Raymond J.General
Raymond J. Reeves
1 August 196631 July 19692 years, 364 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
6
Seth J. McKee
McKee, Seth J.General
Seth J. McKee
1 August 196930 September 19734 years, 60 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
7
Lucius D. Clay Jr.
Clay, Lucius D. Jr.General
Lucius D. Clay Jr.
1 October 197329 August 19751 year, 332 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
8
Daniel James Jr.
James, Daniel Jr.General
Daniel James Jr.
1 September 19755 December 19772 years, 95 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
9
James E. Hill
Hill, James E.General
James E. Hill
6 December 197731 December 19792 years, 25 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
10
James V. Hartinger
Hartinger, James V.General
James V. Hartinger
1 January 198030 July 19844 years, 211 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
11
Robert T. Herres
Herres, Robert T.General
Robert T. Herres
30 July 19845 February 19872 years, 190 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
12
John L. Piotrowski
Piotrowski, John L.General
John L. Piotrowski
6 February 198730 March 19903 years, 52 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
13
Donald J. Kutyna
Kutyna, Donald J.General
Donald J. Kutyna
1 April 199030 June 19922 years, 90 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
14
Charles A. Horner
Horner, Charles A.General
Charles A. Horner
30 June 199212 September 19942 years, 74 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
15
Joseph W. Ashy
Ashy, Joseph W.General
Joseph W. Ashy
13 September 199426 August 19961 year, 348 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
16
Howell M. Estes III
Estes, Howell M. IIIGeneral
Howell M. Estes III
27 August 199614 August 19981 year, 352 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
17
Richard B. Myers
Myers, Richard B.General
Richard B. Myers
14 August 199822 February 20001 year, 192 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
18
Ralph E. Eberhart
Eberhart, Ralph E.General
Ralph E. Eberhart
22 February 20005 November 20044 years, 257 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
19
Timothy J. Keating
Keating, Timothy J.Admiral
Timothy J. Keating
5 November 200423 March 20072 years, 138 daysEmblem of the United States Navy.png
U.S. Navy
20
Victor E. Renuart Jr.
Renuart, Victor E. Jr.General
Victor E. Renuart Jr.
23 March 200719 May 20103 years, 57 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
21
James A. Winnefeld, Jr.
Winnefeld, James A. Jr.Admiral
James A. Winnefeld, Jr.
19 May 20103 August 20111 year, 76 daysEmblem of the United States Navy.png
U.S. Navy
22
Charles H. Jacoby Jr.
Jacoby, Charles H. Jr.General
Charles H. Jacoby Jr.
3 August 20115 December 20143 years, 124 daysMark of the United States Army.svg
U.S. Army
23
William E. Gortney
Gortney, William E.Admiral
William E. Gortney
5 December 201413 May 20161 year, 160 daysEmblem of the United States Navy.png
U.S. Navy
24
Lori J. Robinson
Robinson, Lori J.General
Lori J. Robinson
13 May 201624 May 20182 years, 11 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
25
Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy
O'Shaughnessy, Terrence J.General
Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy
24 May 201820 August 20202 years, 88 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force
26
Glen D. VanHerck
VanHerck, Glen D.General
Glen D. VanHerck
20 August 2020Incumbent54 daysMark of the United States Air Force.svg
U.S. Air Force

List of deputy commandersEdit

In recent years deputy commanders have always been Canadian air force lieutenant generals. Prior to the 1968 unification of the Canadian Forces, the deputy commanders were RCAF Air Marshals.[1]

NORAD Deputy Commanders
Number Name Photo Start of term End Notable positions held before or after
1 Air Marshal Roy Slemon, CB, CBE, CD 12 September 1957 14 August 1964 Chief of the Air Staff
2 Air Marshal Clarence Rupert Dunlap, CBE, CD 15 August 1964 25 August 1967 Chief of the Air Staff
3 Air Marshal William R. MacBrien OBE, CD 26 August 1967 22 January 1969
4 Lieutenant-General Frederick Ralph Sharp CMM, DFC, CD 23 January 1969 14 September 1969 Chief of the Defence Staff (1969–1972)
5 Lieutenant-General Edwin Reyno September 1969 August 1972
6 Lieutenant-General Reginald J. Lane, DSO, DFC, CD September 1972 October 1974
7 Lieutenant-General Richard C. Stovel, AFC, CD October 1974 September 1976
8 Lieutenant-General David R. Adamson September 1976 August 1978
9 Lieutenant-General Kenneth E. Lewis 18 August 1978 24 June 1980 Commander of Air Command
10 Lieutenant-General Kenneth J. Thorneycroft June 1980 May 1983
11 Lieutenant-General Donald C. MacKenzie   May 1983 August 1986
12 Lieutenant-General Donald M. McNaughton August 1986 August 1989
13 Lieutenant-General Robert W. Morton, CMM, CD August 1989 August 1992
14 Lieutenant-General Brian L. Smith August 1992 August 1994
15 Lieutenant-General J. D. O'Blenis August 1994 August 1995
16 Lieutenant-General L. W. F. Cuppens August 1995 April 1998
17 Lieutenant-General G C Macdonald, CMM, MVO, CD   April 1998 August 2001 Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Canadian Forces (2001-2004)
18 Lieutenant-General Ken R. Pennie, CMM, CD   8 August 2001 14 July 2003 Chief of the Air Staff (2003–2005)
19 Lieutenant-General Rick Findley, CMM, MSC, CD   14 July 2003 2 August 2007
20 Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard, OC, CMM, MSC, CD   2 August 2007 10 July 2009
21 Lieutenant-General Marcel Duval, CMM, CD   10 July 2009 15 August 2011
21 Lieutenant-General Thomas J. Lawson, CMM, CD   15 August 2011 4 September 2012 Chief of the Defence Staff
22 Lieutenant-General Alain Parent, CMM, CD   4 September 2012 1 July 2015
23 Lieutenant-General Pierre St-Amand, CMM, CD   1 July 2015 20 July 2018[2]
24 Lieutenant General Christopher J. Coates, CMM, MSM, CD 20 July 2018[2] ???
25 Lieutenant General Alain Pelletier, MSM, CD ~ July 2020[2] present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Veale, Thomas F. (2008). Guarding What You Value Most: North American Aerospace Defense Command, Celebrating 50 Years. Government Printing Office. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-16-080436-6.
  2. ^ a b c "NORAD TOCA". NORAD Public Affairs. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.