John G. Lorber

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John G. Lorber
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General John G. Lorber
Born (1941-12-25) December 25, 1941 (age 75)
Waverly, Iowa
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 1964–1997
Rank General
Commands held Pacific Air Forces
432nd Tactical Fighter Wing
79th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
Air Medal (16)

General John George Lorber (born December 25, 1941)[1] served as commander of Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. As commander, he had responsibility for Air Force activities spread over half the world in a command that supports 44,000 Air Force people serving principally in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, South Korea and Japan.

Background[edit]

General Lorber graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1964. He flew as a fast-moving forward air controller in Vietnam, has commanded a fighter squadron and wing, and is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours, primarily in fighter aircraft. He retired from active duty on June 25, 1997.

Education[edit]

Assignments[edit]

  • August 1964 - August 1965, student, pilot training, Laredo Air Force Base, Texas
  • August 1965 - April 1969, T-37 instructor pilot and check pilot, 3640th Pilot Training Squadron, Laredo Air Force Base, Texas
  • April 1969 - November 1969, student, F-4 pilot training, Homestead Air Force Base, Florida
  • November 1969 - January 1971, F-4 aircraft commander, instructor pilot and standardization and evaluation flight examiner, flying combat as a fast-moving forward air controller, 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Night Owls," 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand
  • January 1971 - May 1971, F-111 aircraft commander, 442nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
  • May 1971 - January 1975, instructor pilot and standardization and evaluation flight examiner, 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Station Upper Heyford, England
  • January 1975 - July 1978, candidate counselor and recruiter specialist, athletic department, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • August 1978 - November 1979, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
  • November 1979 - April 1980, operations officer, 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Station Upper Heyford, England
  • April 1980 - July 1982, commander, 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Station Upper Heyford, England
  • July 1982 - August 1984, nuclear employment and policy planner, deputy director for force development and strategic plans, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
  • August 1984 - June 1985, student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
  • July 1985 - July 1986, deputy commander of operations, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
  • August 1986 - June 1987, deputy chief of staff for operations, 5th Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan
  • June 1987 - July 1989, commander, 432nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan
  • July 1989 - July 1992, deputy chief of staff, plans, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
  • July 1992 - July 1993, director of plans, deputy chief of staff for plans and operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • July 1993 - October 1994, vice commander in chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
  • October 1994 - September 1997, commander, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

Flight information[edit]

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 

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