Jack Weinstein (general)

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Jack Weinstein
LIEUTENANT GENERAL JACK WEINSTEIN.JPG
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 1982—present
Rank US Air Force O9 shoulderboard rotated.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held Twentieth Air Force
30th Space Wing
90th Operations Group
2nd Space Warning Squadron

Jack Weinstein is a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force. He is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Washington D.C. In this capacity, Weinstein is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for focus on Nuclear Deterrence Operations. Previously he was Commander, Twentieth Air Force, part of the Air Force Global Strike Command, and Commander, Task Force 214, part of the U.S. Strategic Command, at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, in Wyoming.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Weinstein joined the Air Force in 1982.[3] He then began training at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The following year, he was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base. He remained there until 1988, at which time he returned to Vandenberg Air Force Base and was assigned to the 1st Strategic Aerospace Division. In 1991, he became Executive Officer of the Twentieth Air Force at Vandenberg.

In 1992, Weinstein was assigned to Air Combat Command. The following year, he transferred to Air Force Space Command. From 1995 to 1997, he was an ICBM requirements officer and Deputy Chief of Staff of United States Strategic Command. He then joined the 12th Space Warning Squadron at Thule Air Base in Greenland. After returning for a time to United States Strategic Command, Weinstein assumed command of the 90th Operations Group at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in 2003. In 2005, he returned again to Vandenberg Air Force Base, where he assumed command of the 30th Space Wing. Also during this time, Weinstein was deployed overseas to serve as Director of Space Forces in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) and the Iraq War.

In 2007, he returned to Air Force Space Command as Director of Plans, Programs and Analyses.

In October 2013, Weinstein was selected by Lt. General James Kowalski, the commander of the Air Force Global Strike to replace Maj. Gen. Michael Carey as Commander, Twentieth Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, and Commander, Task Force 214, U.S. Strategic Command.[4][5]

On 11, April 2014 General Weinstein was responsible for the firing of nine Air Force commanders in Malmstrom AFB, Montana.[6]

In March 2017, Weinstein attended the Exchange Monitor Nuclear Deterrence Summit[7] in Washington DC. When questioned there about the New START treaty, he said, "The reason you do a treaty is not to cut forces but to maintain strategic stability among world powers. And the New START treaty allowed us to maintain [that stability]. I think there is a huge value with what the New START treaty has provided." DefenseNews.com pointed out that this is in contrast to statements made by US President Donald J Trump who, in an interview with Reuters on 22 February 2017, called the New START treaty a "one-sided deal" and a "bad deal".[8]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Master space badge.JPG Master Space Operations Badge
Afg 021203 114.jpg Master Missile Operations Badge
Headquarters US Air Force Badge.png Headquarters Air Force Badge
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal
Width-44 crimson ribbon with a pair of width-2 white stripes on the edgesOak leaf cluster, bronze.svgOak leaf cluster, bronze.svg Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.Oak leaf cluster, bronze.svgOak leaf cluster, bronze.svgOak leaf cluster, bronze.svg Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Oak leaf cluster, bronze.svgOak leaf cluster, bronze.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal
Bronze star
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal ribbon.svg Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame
Silver oakleaf-3d.svgOak leaf cluster, bronze.svgOak leaf cluster, bronze.svg Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major General Jack Weinstein". United States Air Force. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "20 AF commander: 'Standardization, mentorship critical to ICBM mission'". 20th Air Force. October 24, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Major General Jack Weinstein". United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  4. ^ "20th Air Force commander relieved of command" (Press release). Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs. October 11, 2013. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Whitlock, Craig (December 19, 2013). "Report: U.S. Air Force general drank too much, fraternized with foreign women in Moscow". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140709/NEWS/307090064/Air-Force-releases-info-Malmstrom-cheating-punishments
  7. ^ Deterence Summit official website, accessed 2017-03-03
  8. ^ Air Force nuclear officer: New START treaty is ‘good for us’, Aaron Mehta, DefenseMews.com, 2017-03-02

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