John C. Truesdell, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Reserve Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Within the Air Force, he is responsible for coordinating, planning and establishing policy for the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Civil Air Patrol. His areas of total force responsibility include personnel, manpower, organization, force structure, logistics, inspections, budget, legislation, facilities, construction, operational training, exercises, and peacetime support activities, the organizing and training of Individual Mobilization Augmentees, and unit location or relocation.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Truesdell served 30 years on active duty in ranks from private to colonel. He earned his commission as a distinguished graduate of Baylor Universitys ROTC program in 1963. Mr. Truesdell commanded in combat, served in the offices of the Army Chief of Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council, and was the Senior Adviser to the California National Guard.
1963 Bachelor of arts degree in mathematics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
1967 Master of science degree in industrial engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
1974 Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
1985 Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
1988 Advanced Management Program, Duke University, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
1. 1963 - 1967, Minuteman II missile launch officer, 455th Strategic Missile Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
2. 1967 - 1968, student, U.S. Army Field Artillery Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Fort Sill, Okla.
3. 1968 - 1969, Battery Commander and Field Artillery Liaison Officer, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam
4. 1969 - 1971, Battery Commander, 72nd Field Artillery Group, VII Corps, West Germany
5. 1971 - 1972, Adjutant and AS-3, 72nd Field Artillery Group, VII Corps, West Germany
6. 1972 - 1973, instructor, U.S. Army Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Okla.
7. 1973 - 1974, student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
8. 1974 - 1975, S-3 Operations Officer, 1/38th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, Vietnam
9. 1975 - 1976, Secretary to the General Staff, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
10. 1976 - 1978, Executive Officer, 2/11th Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
11. 1978 - 1980, Army-wide Assignment Officer for Majors, U.S. Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Va.
12. 1980 - 1981, action officer, Special Activities Team, Office of the Army Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C.
13. 1982 - 1984, Commander, 2/8th Field Artillery, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, Calif.
14. 1984 - 1985, student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
15. 1985 - 1986, Executive Officer, Automation and Systems Directorate, Headquarters U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
16. 1986 - 1989, Chief, Military Space Policy, Plans and Policy Directorate, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
17. 1989 - 1991, Senior Army Adviser, California National Guard, Sacramento, Calif.
18. 1991 1995, Vice President, Real Estate Alternatives Inc., Orangeville, Calif.
19. 1996 1996, consultant, Cube Corp., Vienna, Va.; DynCorp, Reston, Va.; and Day & Zimmerman Inc., Fayetteville, N.C.
20. 1996 1997, Senior Associate, MBA Management Inc., Fairfax, Va.
21. 1997 1999, Senior Operations Analyst, SY Technology Inc., Arlington, Va.
22. 1999 2001, Director, Business Development, HandySoft Corp., Falls Church, Va.
22. 2002 present, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Reserve Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal with V device and oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Combat Readiness Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Sons of the American Revolution
Founders and Patriots of America