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General Duncan J. McNabb

Commander, U.S. Transportation Command
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General Duncan J.  McNabb

Gen. Duncan J. McNabb is commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. USTRANSCOM is the single manager for global air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense.

Gen. McNabb graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1974. A command pilot, he has amassed more than 5,600 flying hours in transport and rotary wing aircraft. He has held command and staff positions at squadron, group, wing, major command and Department of Defense levels. During operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Gen. McNabb commanded the 41st Military Airlift Squadron, which earned Military Airlift Command's Airlift Squadron of the Year in 1990. The general commanded the 89th Operations Group, overseeing the air transportation of our nation's leaders, including the president, vice president, secretary of state and secretary of defense. He then served as commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing. The wing's performance in 1996 earned the Riverside Trophy as the 15th Air Force's outstanding wing. He also commanded the Tanker Airlift Control Center where he planned, scheduled and directed a fleet of more than 1,400 aircraft in support of combat delivery and strategic airlift, air refueling and aeromedical operations around the world. Gen. McNabb was the commander of Air Mobility Command, where he led 134,000 total force airmen in providing rapid global mobility, aerial refueling, special airlift and aeromedical evacuation for America's armed forces.  Most recently, Gen. McNabb served as the Air Force vice chief of staff.

Gen. McNabb's staff assignments have included a variety of planning, programming and logistical duties. These include serving as the deputy chief of staff for Plans and Programs on the Air Staff and chairman of the Air Force Board having oversight of all Air Force programs. He also served as the director for logistics on the Joint Staff where he was responsible for operational logistics and strategic mobility support to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the secretary of defense.

EDUCATION
1974  Bachelor of science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1977  Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1983  Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1984  Master of science degree in international relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1993  Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1994  Air War College, by correspondence
1995  Program for Senior Officials in National Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1998  Executive Program for General Officers of the Russian Federation and the United States, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2000  National Security Decision-Making Seminar, Center for Strategic Education, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1974 - May 1975, student, undergraduate navigator training, Mather Air Force Base, Calif.
2. August 1975 - April 1978, instructor navigator, 14th Military Airlift Squadron, Norton Air Force Base, Calif.
3. April 1978 - April 1979, airlift director, 63rd Military Airlift Wing, Norton Air Force Base, Calif.
4. April 1979 - April 1980, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams Air Force Base, Ariz.
5. August 1980 - August 1983, instructor pilot and chief pilot, 14th Military Airlift Squadron, Norton Air Force Base, Calif.
6. August 1983 - July 1984, general's aide, Air Force Inspection and Safety Center, Norton Air Force Base, Calif.
7. July 1984 - June 1986, chief, Plans Integration Branch, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
8. June 1986 - June 1988, aide to the commander, United States Transportation Command and Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
9. June 1988 - November 1990, chief pilot, later, operations officer, 17th Military Airlift Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.
10. November 1990 - January 1992, commander, 41st Military Airlift Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.
11. January 1992 - August 1992, deputy group commander, 437th Operations Group, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.
12. August 1992 - June 1993, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. July 1993 - June 1995, chief, Logistics Readiness Center, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
14. July 1995 - July 1996, commander, 89th Operations Group, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
15. July 1996 - July 1997, commander, 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Wash.
16. August 1997 - June 1999, commander, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
17. June 1999 - December 1999, deputy director of programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. December 1999 - April 2002, director of programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. April 2002 - July 2004, deputy chief of staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. August 2004 - October 2005, director for logistics, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
21. October 2005 - September 2007, commander, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
22. September 2007 - September 2008, vice chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
23. September 2008 - present, commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1986 - June 1988, aide to the commander, United States Transportation Command and Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., as a major
2. July 1993 - June 1995, chief, Logistics Readiness Center, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
3. August 2004 - October 2005, director for logistics, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant general
4. September 2008 - present, commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., as a general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot, navigator
Flight hours: More than 5,600
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, C-141, C-17, C-21, C-20 and UH-1N

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Commander's Trophy, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Air Training Command
Orville Wright Award for outstanding UPT graduate, Order of Daedalians
Order of the Sword, Air Mobility Command

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 5, 1974
First Lieutenant June 5, 1976
Captain June 5, 1978
Major Oct. 1, 1985
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 1989
Colonel Jan. 1, 1993
Brigadier General July 27, 1998
Major General Feb. 26, 2001
Lieutenant General April 19, 2002
General Dec. 1, 2005

(Current as of March 2010)



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