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MAJOR GENERAL RICKY N. RUPP

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Maj. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp is dual-hatted as Commander of the Air Force District of Washington and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. AFDW is the Air Force component to the Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region and is responsible for organizing, training and equipping combat forces for aerospace expeditionary forces, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and ceremonial events. AFDW also provides major command-level support for 33,000 military and civilian personnel assigned worldwide.

General Rupp is a command pilot with more than 4,800 flying hours in various aircraft including the C-130, C-17, and T-38. He acquired operational flying experience during operations Desert Shield, Provide Promise, Allied Force, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He has served as a squadron commander, vice wing commander, wing commander, and at various staff assignments in the major command and sub-unified command levels within the Department of Defense. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Director of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

EDUCATION
1988 Bachelor of Business Arts in Accounting, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
1996 Squadron Officers School, distinguished graduate, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
1996 Master of Applied Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Columbus AFB, Mississippi campus
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2003 Master of Applied Science in Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2004 School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2004 Air War College, by correspondence
2004 Master of Applied Science in Airpower Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2010 Air Force Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington
2011 Joint Professional Military Education II, Norfolk Naval Air Station, Virginia
2015 CAPSTONE Course for General Officers, Joint Military Education III, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.   
2015 Joint Military Attaché School, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Maryland
2018 Leadership Decision Making Course, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2018 Advanced Senior Leader Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Warrenton, Virginia
2019 Executive Strategy, Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1989 – May 1990, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese AFB, Texas
2. June 1990 – October 1990, Student, C-130 Combat Crew Training, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
3. October 1990 – November 1993, C-130 Aircraft Commander, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany
4. November 1993 – December 1996, Assistant Flight Commander, 50th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Mississippi
5. December 1996 – June 2000, Wing Plans Chief and later Wing Executive Officer, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, South Carolina
6. June 2000 – July 2002, Chief, C-17 Requirements, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois
7. August 2002 – June 2003, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
8. July 2003 – June 2004, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
9. August 2004 – May 2005, Operations Officer, 17th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina
10. June 2005 – May 2007, Commander, 14th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina
11. June 2007 – July 2009, Acting Executive Secretary and Military Assistant to the Executive Secretary Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington
12. August 2009 – May 2010, Air Force Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington
13. June 2010 – June 2011, Vice Commander, 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan
14. June 2011 – June 2013, Commander, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, Kansas
15. June 2013 – March 2015, Special Assistant to the Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea, Yongsan, Republic of Korea
16. September 2015 – June 2017, Senior Defense official and Defense Attaché U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel
17. June 2017 – July 2019, Director of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Illinois
18. July 2019 – present, Commander, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2007 – July 2009, Acting Executive Secretary and Military Assistant to the Executive Secretary Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, as a lieutenant colonel
2. June 2013 – March 2015, Special Assistant to the Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea, Yongsan, Republic of Korea, as a colonel
3. September 2015 – June 2017, Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel, as brigadier general
4. June 2017 – July 2019, Director of Operations, USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Illinois, as major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,800
Aircraft flown: C-130, E-3, T-1, T-37, T-38, C-17, KC-135

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Iraq Campaign Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant,  May 1989
First Lieutenant,  May 1991
Captain,  May 1993
Major,  July 2000
Lieutenant Colonel,  April  2004
Colonel,  August 2009
Brigadier General,  November 2014
Major General,  June 2018

(Current as of July 2019)