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Joe G. Lineberger:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Joe G. Lineberger, a Senior Executive Service member, is Director of the Air Force Review Boards Agency, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the management and operations of the Air Force Personnel Council, Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records and Air Force Civilian Appellate Review Office.
In 1953 Mr. Lineberger entered the Air Force as a second lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. His overseas assignments included Thule Air Base, Greenland; Pepperell AB, Newfoundland; exchange duty with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Ottawa; and Headquarters Military Assistance Command, South Vietnam. He served in a series of stateside assignments, including Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. He was the military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Installations under five assistant secretaries.
Mr. Lineberger retired from military service in August 1980 as a colonel and assumed his current position September 1, 1980.
1953 Bachelor of arts degree, Duke University
1959 Squadron Officer School, Air University
1963 Master of business administration degree, University of Chicago
1967 Air Command and Staff College, Air University
1971 Industrial College of the Armed Forces
1986 The Federal Executive Institute
1. 1953 - 1980, military service
2. 1980 - present, director, Air Force Review Boards Agency
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
1982 Air Force Association Citation of Honor
Secretary of the Air Force Certificate of Appreciation (2)
1985 Air Force Recognition Award
1994, 1998 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2001 Exceptional Civilian Service Award


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