Brig. Gen. Eric J. Rosborg is Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff for Warfighting Headquarters Implementation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He leads a team chartered by the Secretary of the Air Force to develop the enabling concept and implementation guidance for a restructured worldwide command and control architecture for Air Force forces.
General Rosborg was born in Roslyn, N.Y., and graduated from Locust Valley High School in 1971. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 from the Air Force Academy, and he holds two master's degrees. The general has commanded a fighter squadron, an air support operations group and three wings, including his most recent command, the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.
General Rosborg is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours in fighter and trainer aircraft.
1975 Bachelor of Science degree in international relations, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1979 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1990 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1990 Master of Science degree in personnel management, Troy State University
1994 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. September 1975 - October 1976, student, undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. October 1976 - December 1979, T-37 instructor pilot and chief, pilot instructor training, 89th Flying Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. December 1979 - April 1980, student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
4. May 1980 - December 1980, student, F-4C qualification training, Luke AFB, Ariz.
5. January 1981 - July 1985, F-4E tactical fighter pilot and flight commander, 526th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
6. July 1985 - August 1988, action officer, Tactical Fighter Division, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. August 1988 - August 1989, policy and issues analyst and Deputy Chief, Secretary of the Air Force Staff Group, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. August 1989 - June 1990, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 1990 - November 1990, F-4E requalification/instructor qualification, 21st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, George AFB, Calif.
10. November 1990 - October 1991, operations officer, 21st Fighter Squadron, George AFB, Calif.
11. October 1991 - June 1992, Commander, 20th Fighter Squadron, George AFB, Calif.
12. June 1992 - July 1993, Commander, 9th Fighter Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
13. August 1993 - June 1994, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
14. July 1994 - July 1996, Deputy Chief, J3 Exercise Division, Headquarters Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea, Yongsan, South Korea
15. July 1996 - May 1997, Deputy Commander, 37th Training Group, Lackland AFB, Texas
16. May 1997 - June 1999, Commander, 18th Air Support Operations Group, 9th Air Force, Pope AFB, N.C.
17. June 1999 - June 2000, Vice Commander, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, S.C.
18. June 2000 - August 2001, Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
19. August 2001 - August 2002, Commander, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas
20. August 2002 - August 2004, Commander, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. (February 2003 - May 2003, Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Southwest Asia)
21. August 2004 - present, Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff for Warfighting Headquarters Implementation, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 3,400
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, F-4, F-16 and F-15E
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 4, 1975
First Lieutenant June 4, 1977
Captain June 4, 1979
Major Nov. 1, 1986
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1991
Colonel Sept. 1, 1996
Brigadier General May 1, 2003