Retired July 1, 1999.
Maj. Gen. John W. Hawley is commander of the Aerospace Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va. He is responsible for integrating C2 and ISR across the Air Force and with the Department of Defense joint command structure to include operational concepts, open architectures, requirements, systems and budget.
The center is comprised of more than 1100 people. It consists of a headquarters staff at Langley Air Force Base; field units at the Air Force's Command and Control Battlelab and C2 Training and Innovation Group at Hurlburt Field, Fla.; the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., with additional units at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. In addition, the center has liaison offices at all the major commands and Air Force Material Command centers.
The general entered the Air Force in June 1969 after receiving his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program and graduating from the University of Wyoming. He has flown 235 combat missions over Vietnam and Northern Iraq and has commanded at the flight, squadron, group, wing and joint task force levels. Before assuming his positions at Langley Air Force Base, the general served as the director of requirements at Headquarters Air Combat Command. He is experienced in the F-4, A-7 and F-16 weapon systems, and is a command pilot with more than 2,600 flying hours.
1969 Bachelor of science degree in chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie
1974 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1975 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1977 Master of public administration degree, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
1980 Master of military arts and sciences degree, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
1980 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
1985 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1. June 1969 - August 1970, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese Air Force Base, Texas
2. August 1970 - February 1971, student, F-4 upgrade training, 4535th Combat Crew Training Squadron, George Air Force Base, Calif.
3. February 1971 - March 1972, F-4D pilot, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
4. March 1972 - June 1973, F-4D and F-4E pilot, 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand
5. June 1973 - January 1976, A-7D pilot, 358th and 354th tactical fighter squadrons, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
6. January 1976 - January 1977, staff officer, Air Staff Training Program, Air Force Military Personnel Center, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
7. January 1977 - June 1979, F-4E pilot, 309th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Homestead Air Force Base, Fla.
8. June 1979 - August 1980, student, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
9. August 1980 - June 1982, chief, Air Defense Division, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Army Europe, Directorate of Air Land Forces Application, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
10. June 1982 - August 1984, commander, 512th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
11. August 1984 - May 1985, student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
12. May 1985 - July 1987, deputy chief, Tactical Weapons Division, Directorate of Operational Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. July 1987 - January 1988, deputy commander for F-16 operations, 401st Tactical Fighter Wing, Torrejon Air Base, Spain
14. January 1988 - May 1989, commander, 40th Tactical Group, Aviano Air Base, Italy
15. May 1989 - May 1990, executive officer to the commander in chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
16. May 1990 - July 1992, assistant chief of staff, Offensive Operations Division, Allied Air Forces Central Europe, and senior U.S. representative to Allied Air Forces Central Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
17. July 1992 - January 1994, commander, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany (August 1992 - January 1993, commander, Coalition Task Force Provide Comfort)
18. January 1994 - November 1996, director of Global Power programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. November 1996 - July 1997, director of requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
19. July 1997 - October 1998, commander, Air and Space Command and Control Agency, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
20. October 1998 - January 1999, commander, Aerospace Command and Control Agency, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
21. January 1999 - present, commander, Aerospace Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,600, and 235 combat missions in Southeast Asia and Northern Iraq
Aircraft flown: F-4D/E, A-7D, and F-16A/B/C/D
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with 14 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
1997 Eugene M. Zuckert Management Award
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jun 1, 1969
First Lieutenant Dec 29, 1970
Captain Jun 29, 1972
Major Sep 1, 1978
Lieutenant Colonel Nov 1, 1981
Colonel Nov 1, 1986
Brigadier General Sep 1, 1992
Major General Mar 14, 1996