Richard W. Scobee

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Richard W. Scobee
Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee.jpg
Born (1964-04-13) April 13, 1964 (age 56)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1986–present
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant general
Commands heldAir Force Reserve Command
10th Air Force
301st Fighter Wing
944th Fighter Wing

Richard William Scobee (born April 13, 1964)[1] is a lieutenant general in the United States Air Force. Scobee is the current commander of the Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base.[2] He is the son of Dick Scobee, an American test pilot and astronaut who perished in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.[3]

Air Force career[edit]

Scobee, then a brigadier general, speaking at the end of a NORAD exercise

Richard Scobee, was born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in Houston, Texas, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.[1] He attended Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot training (ENJJPT) at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, and graduated in 1987. He became an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, and was stationed Macdill Air Force Base, Ramstein Air Base, Shaw Air Force Base, and Kunsan Air Base throughout his career. He served as the commander of the 301st Fighter Squadron and the 301st Fighter Wing at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, and the 944th Operations Group and the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base. Additionally, he served as the commander of the 506th Air Expeditionary Group at Kirkuk Air Base in 2008. As a general officer, he has served as a Deputy Director of Operations at NORAD, the Commander of the Tenth Air Force, and as the Deputy Commander of Air Force Reserve Command. In September 2018, he assumed command of the Air Force Reserve Command.[2]

Awards and decorations[edit]

COMMAND PILOT WINGS.png US Air Force Command Pilot Badge
Headquarters US Air Force Badge.png Headquarters Air Force Badge
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with a pair of width-2 white stripes on the edges
Legion of Merit with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges. Bronze Star Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.
Meritorious Service Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver oak leaf cluster
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
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg Korea Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal ribbon.svg Humanitarian Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Bronze star
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with service star
Air Force Training Ribbon

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Effective dates of promotion[edit]

Insignia Rank Date
US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General Sept. 7, 2018
US-O8 insignia.svg Major General March 26, 2015
US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General Dec. 22, 2010
US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel Aug. 9, 2006
US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 12, 2002
US-O4 insignia.svg Major Feb. 1, 1998
US-O3 insignia.svg Captain May 28, 1990
US-O2 insignia.svg First Lieutenant May 28, 1988
US-O1 insignia.svg Second Lieutenant May 28, 1986


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Polaris (PDF). XXVIII. Colorado Springs, Colorado: United States Air Force Academy. 1986. p. 111. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Lieutenant General Richard W. Scobee". Biographies. United States Air Force. September 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Scobee continues legacy of service". United States Air Force. September 5, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
Military offices
Preceded by
Maryanne Miller
Commander of the Air Force Reserve Command
2018 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent