Carrol Chandler

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Carrol H. Chandler
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General Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler
Nickname(s) Howie
Born (1952-03-16) March 16, 1952 (age 62)
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 1974 - 2011
Rank General
Commands held Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force
U.S. Pacific Air Forces
Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements
Alaskan Command
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Meritorious Service Medal (6)

Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler (born March 16, 1952),[1] is a retired United States Air Force four-star general. He last served as the 35th Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force from August 27, 2009 to January 14, 2011. He previously served as Commander of Pacific Air Forces from November 2007 to August 20, 2009 and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements from October 23, 2005 to November 29, 2007. As Vice Chief, he presides over the Air Staff and serves as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group. He assists the Chief of Staff with organizing, training, and equipping of 680,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. He retired from the Air Force by March 1, 2011. In 2012 he joined Pratt & Whitney Military Engines as Vice President, Military Business Development and International Programs.

Background[edit]

General Chandler entered the U.S. Air Force in 1974 after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy. He has commanded a numbered air force, two fighter wings, a support group and a fighter squadron. His previous staff assignments include two tours at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and at the Pentagon, as well as tours at Headquarters United States Pacific Command, Headquarters U.S. Military Training Mission in Saudi Arabia and Headquarters Allied Air Forces Southern Europe. Prior to assuming his current position, General Chandler served as Commander of Alaskan Command, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, 11th Air Force and Joint Task Force - Alaska with headquarters at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. The general is a command pilot with more than 3,900 flying hours in the T-38, F-15 and F-16.

Education[edit]

Military assignments[edit]

  • 1. June 1974 - September 1975, student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
  • 2. October 1975 - December 1978, T-38 instructor pilot and flight examiner, Laughlin AFB, Texas
  • 3. December 1978 - November 1981, instructor pilot and assistant operations officer, 560th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas
  • 4. November 1981 - November 1983, squadron standardization officer, flight commander and wing flight examiner, 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
  • 5. November 1983 - May 1985, Chief, Air-to-Air Tactics Branch, Directorate of Standardization and Evaluation, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
  • 6. May 1985 - September 1985, aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
  • 7. September 1985 - January 1987, Air Force aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
  • 8. January 1987 - August 1987, assistant operations officer, 44th Tactical Fighter Squadron, and Chief, Standardization and Evaluation Division, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan
  • 9. August 1987 - June 1988, operations officer, 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
  • 10. June 1988 - January 1990, Commander, 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan
  • 11. January 1990 - August 1991, Chief, Operations Inspection Division, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
  • 12. June 1992 - August 1994, Chief, Air Force Division, Headquarters U.S. Military Training Mission, and senior U.S. Air Force adviser to the Royal Saudi Air Force, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 13. August 1994 - May 1995, Commander, 554th Support Group, Nellis AFB, Nevada
  • 14. May 1995 - April 1996, Commander, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida
  • 15. April 1996 - July 1998, Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona
  • 16. August 1998 - November 1999, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy
  • 17. November 1999 - March 2000, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, A-3 Division, Headquarters Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy
  • 18. April 2000 - October 2000, Director for Expeditionary Aerospace Force Implementation, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • 19. October 2000 - May 2001, Director of Operational Plans, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • 20. May 2001 - September 2002, Director of Aerospace Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia
  • 21. September 2002 - May 2003, Commander, Alaskan Command, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 11th Air Force, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  • 22. May 2003 - October 2005, Commander, Alaskan Command, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, 11th Air Force and Joint Task Force - Alaska, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  • 23. October 2005 - November 2007, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • 24. November 2007 - August 2009, Commander, Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
  • 25. August 2009– January 2011, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Defense Distinguished Service ribbon.svg Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Silver oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation ribbon.svg Air Force Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze service star

Dates of promotion[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Marquis Who's Who on the Web

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Gen. Paul V. Hester
Commander, Pacific Air Forces
2007 - 2009
Succeeded by
Lt. Gen. Gary L. North
Preceded by
Gen. William M. Fraser III
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force
2009 - 2011
Succeeded by
Gen. Philip M. Breedlove