Marshall B. Webb

Marshall Bradley "Brad" Webb (born November 27, 1961)[1] is a United States Air Force lieutenant general who currently serves as the commanding officer of Air Education and Training Command. He previously served as Commander, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and, before that, as Commander, NATO Special Operations Forces HQ.[2] Previous to that assignment, he served as the Assistant Commanding General of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As the Assistant Commanding General of JSOC, Webb was involved in the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. Webb was seated next to President Barack Obama in the White House Situation Room during the mission.[3] He later served as Director of Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).[4]

Marshall Bradley Webb
Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb.jpg
Lt General Brad Webb, USAF
Born (1961-11-27) November 27, 1961 (age 58)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1984–present (35 years)
RankUS Air Force O9 shoulderboard rotated.svg Lieutenant General
Commands heldAir Education and Training Command
U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command
Twenty-Third Air Force
1st Special Operations Wing
352nd Special Operations Group
20th Special Operations Squadron
Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR)
Battles/warsOperation Joint Forge (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
AwardsSee below

CareerEdit

Raised in Austin, Texas,[5] Webb is a command pilot with more than 3,700 flying hours (mostly in helicopters), including 117 combat hours in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia. He has commanded the 20th Special Operations Squadron, the 352nd Special Operations Group, the 1st Special Operations Wing and the 23rd Air Force. His staff assignments include duty at the Joint Special Operations Command and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy).

In May 2019, Webb was nominated to be the next commander of the Air Education and Training Command.[6]

EducationEdit

1984 Bachelor of Science degree in biology, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1990 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1994 Master of Science degree in international relations, Troy University, Ala.
1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2003 Air War College, by correspondence
2004 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC.
2006 Senior Leader Seminar, Brookings Institution/European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht, Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium
2007 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2008 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.

AssignmentsEdit

 
In this photograph, Situation Room, Webb is shown operating the laptop which is providing the live drone feed monitoring the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
  1. July 1984 – May 1985, student, undergraduate pilot training (helicopter), Fort Rucker, Ala.
  2. May 1985 – July 1985, UH-1N upgrade training, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
  3. August 1985 – November 1987, UH-1N pilot, Detachment 4, 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
  4. November 1987- July 1994, MH-53H/J pilot, instructor pilot and flight examiner, 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  5. July 1994 – July 1997, MH-53J flight examiner, group flight safety officer and flight commander 352nd Special Operations Group, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England
  6. August 1997 – June 1998, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  7. July 1998 – September 1998, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
  8. September 1998 – September 2000, action officer, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  9. September 2000 – June 2003, assistant operations officer, operations officer, and Commander, 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  10. August 2003 – June 2004, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  11. June 2004 – June 2005, Deputy Director, Northern Gulf, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  12. June 2005 – June 2007, Commander, 352nd Special Operations Group and Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Europe, RAF Mildenhall, England
  13. July 2007 – November 2008, Commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla. (January 2008 – February 2008, Commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Joint Base Balad, Iraq)
  14. November 2008 – April 2009, special assistant to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  15. April 2009 – June 2010, Commander, 23rd Air Force, and Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  16. July 2010 – July 2012, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  17. July 2012 – July 2013, Director, Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  18. July 2013 – Aug 2014, Commander, Special Operations Command Europe, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany
  19. Aug 2014 – July 2016, Commander, NATO Special Operations Headquarters, Mons, Belgium
  20. July 2016 – July 2019, Commander, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  21. July 2019 – Present, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas


Summary of joint assignmentsEdit

  1. September 1998 – September 2000, action officer, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Headquarters Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., as a Major and Lieutenant Colonel
  2. June 2004 – June 2005, Deputy Director, Northern Gulf, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a Lieutenant Colonel
  3. June 2005 – June 2007, Commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Europe, RAF Mildenhall, England (August 2006 – September 2006, Commander, Task Force Alpha, Joint Task Force – Lebanon, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus), as a Colonel
  4. January 2008 – February 2008, Commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, as a Colonel
  5. July 2010 – July 2012, Assistant Commanding General, Headquarters Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., as a Brigadier General
  6. July 2013 – August 2014, Commander, Special Operations Command Europe, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, as a Major General
  7. August 2014 – July 2016, Commander, NATO Special Operations Headquarters, Mons, Belgium, as a Lieutenant General.

Flight informationEdit

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 3,700, including 117 combat hours
Aircraft Flown: UH-1H/N, MH-53H/J/M, CV-22B, MC-130H Combat Talon II, MC-130P Combat Shadow

Awards and decorationsEdit

Personal decorations
  Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
    Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with bronze oak leaf cluster
  Distinguished Flying Cross
    Bronze Star Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
    Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
     Air Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
     Aerial Achievement Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
  Air Force Commendation Medal
  Joint Service Achievement Medal
  Air Force Combat Action Medal
Unit awards
  Presidential Unit Citation
     Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Gallant Unit Citation with bronze oak leaf cluster
  Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
      Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device, one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Service awards
     Combat Readiness Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
  Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Campaign and service medals
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze service star
     Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze service stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze service star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze service star
  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with bronze service star
  Humanitarian Service Medal
Service, training, and marksmanship awards
    Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters
     Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame and three bronze oak leaf clusters
      Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze service star
  Air Force Training Ribbon
Foreign awards
  Lithuanian Medal of Distinction
  Polish Army Medal in gold
  Romanian Armed Forces Honorary Medal
  Ukraine Ministry of Defense Medal
  Ukraine Chief of General Staff Glory and Honor Badge
  NATO Meritorious Service Medal
  NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia
  Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Other accoutrements
  US Air Force Command Pilot Badge
  Basic Parachutist Badge
  Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge

Other achievementsEdit

  • 1996 Cheney Award for most valorous flight of the year in humanitarian regard.

Effective dates of promotionEdit

Promotions
Insignia Rank Date
  Lieutenant General August 28, 2014
  Major General August 2, 2013
  Brigadier General December 4, 2009
  Colonel July 1, 2005
  Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
  Major April 1, 1996
  Captain May 30, 1988
  First Lieutenant May 30, 1986
  Second Lieutenant May 30, 1984

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ You searched: Marshall Bradley Webb 19611127 - Public Background Checks
  2. ^ "Lt. Gen. Marshall B. "Brad" Webb". NATO. Retrieved 28 Aug 2014.
  3. ^ Here's Who Was Watching The Bin Laden Raid In The White House Situation Room - Business Insider
  4. ^ Biographies: Lieutenant General Marshall B. "Brad" Webb
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "General Officer Announcements". U.S. Department of Defense. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.

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