NATO Air Command-Afghanistan

Maj. Gen. Barre R. Seguin (USA)

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seguinMaj. Gen. Barre R. Seguin is Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan; Commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan; Director, AFCENT's Air Component Coordination Element for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and support of NATO's Operation Resolute Support; and Deputy Commander-Air for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. He is responsible for the integration of air and space power in support of NATO’s Operation Resolute Support. General Seguin oversees two air expeditionary wings, two air expeditionary groups, two aerial ports of debarkation, and is responsible for supporting and coordinating development of the Afghan Air Force.
 
General Seguin was commissioned in 1988 as a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. His flying assignments include duties as instructor pilot, flight examiner, wing chief of safety, and operations officer, with commands at the squadron, group and wing levels. General Seguin served in staff assignments in the Office of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force as senior executive officer, with the Directorate of Requirements, HQ Air Combat Command, and as the senior USAF Special assistant to the Commander, U.S.  European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He was the Inspector General at Air Combat Command, ensuring combat readiness and regulatory compliance of more than 130,000 Airmen. He is a veteran of Operations Southern Watch, Deliberate Regard, Deliberate Forge, Joint Guardian and Inherent Resolve. Prior to this assignment, he was the Director, Strategy, Plans and Programs, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Mohringen, Germany.
General Seguin is a combat mission commander with over 3,500 flying hours in the F-16, T-38 and T-37.
 
EDUCATION
 1988 Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Economics, Summa Cum Laude, State University of N.Y., Potsdam, N.Y.
 1994 Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science, Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
 1997 Distinguished and Top Squadron Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
 1999 F-16 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
 2001 Distinguished Graduate, Master’s Degree in Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
 2002 Air War College, by correspondence
 2007 Senior U.S.  Air Force Fellow, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
 2008 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.
 2008 Asian-Pacific Center for Security Studies and GCMC Senior Alumni Seminar on Transnational Security Challenges and Cross-Regional Cooperation, Honolulu, Hawaii
 2011 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
 2011 Enterprise Leadership Program, Darden School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
 2012 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Capitol Hill Club, Washington, D.C.
 2012 National Security Studies Program, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
 2015 Combined Joint Forces Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
 2016 Senior Joint Information Operations Application Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
 
ASSIGNMENTS
 1. January 1989 – January 1990, Distinguished Graduate, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas.
 2. February 1990 – October 1993, T-38 Instructor Pilot, Evaluator Pilot, Check Pilot, Assistant Flight Commander, 87th Flying Training Squadron, Laughlin AFB, Texas.
 3. November 1993 – October 1994, 1st Brigade Air Liaison Officer, Detachment 1 Third Republic of Korea Army Air Liaison Office, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea.
 4. November 1994 – September 1995, Distinguished Graduate, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, 560th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas, and Distinguished Graduate, F-16 transition training, 308th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Arizona.
 5. October 1995 – March 1997, F-16C Pilot, Chief of Safety, Chief of Daily Scheduling, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea.
 6. March 1997 – June 2000, F-16C Instructor Pilot, Assistant Operations Officer, Weapons Officer, Flight Commander, Mission Commander, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy.
 7. July 2000 – June 2001, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
 8. July  2001  –  February  2003,  Executive  Officer,  Chief,  Joint  Strike  Fighter  Operations  Branch, Directorate of Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia.
 9. March 2003 – July 2006, Chief of Safety, 56th Fighter Wing, Director of Operations, 310th Fighter Squadron, Commander, 425th Fighter Squadron, Deputy Commander, 56th Operations Group, Luke AFB, Arizona.
 10. August 2006 – April 2007, Senior U.S. Air Force Fellow, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
 11. April 2007 – May 2009, Senior USAF Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, SHAPE, Belgium.
 12. May 2009 – July 2010, Commander, 8th Operations Group, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea.
 13. July 2010 – June 2012, Commander, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Mississippi.
 14. June 2012 – March 2013, Senior Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
 15. March 2013 – May 2014, Inspector General, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
 16. June 2014 – June 2016, Commander, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy.
 17. June 2016 – May 2018, Director, Strategy, Plans, and Programs, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
 18. May 2018 – Present, Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan;
Commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan; Director, AFCENT's Air Component Coordination Element for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and support of NATO's Operation Resolute Support; and Deputy Commander-Air for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan
 
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENT
 April 2007 – May 2009, Senior USAF Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, SHAPE, Belgium as a colonel.
 June 2016 – Present, Director, Strategy, Plans, and Programs, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart-Mohringen, Germany as a major general.
 May 2018 – Present, Present, Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan;
Commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan; Director, AFCENT's Air Component Coordination Element for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and support of NATO's Operation Resolute Support; and Deputy Commander-Air for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan
 
 FLIGHT INFORMATION
 Rating: Command Pilot
 Flight Hours: More than 3,500
 Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, F-16C Blocks 25-52
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
 Defense Superior Service Medal
 Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
 Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
 Air Medal
 Aerial Achievement Medal
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
 Second Lieutenant October 3, 1988
 First Lieutenant October 3, 1990
 Captain October 3, 1992
 Major July 1, 1999
 Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2002
 Colonel December 1, 2006
 Brigadier General August 2, 2013
 Major General May 3, 2016
 
 
 
 

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