Roger A. Brady
|Roger A. Brady|
General Roger A. Brady
Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe
|Born||September 11, 1946|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1968–2011|
|Commands held||U.S. Air Forces in Europe|
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Meritorious Service Medal (3)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Roger Alan Brady (born November 11, 1946) is a former United States Air Force four-star general who last served as the 33rd Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe which he also concurrently served as Commander, NATO Allied Air Command, Ramstein and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Center, Kalkar, Germany from January 9, 2008 to December 13, 2010. Prior to that he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel from June 2004 to January 2008. As Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, he has responsibility for Air Force activities in the U.S. Africa Command theater. He retired from the Air Force on February 1, 2011.
He has commanded a support group and flying training wing, and he was vice commander of an air logistics center. The general has served as a director of personnel, logistics, plans and programs, and operations at three major commands. His involvement in deployed operations includes service in Vietnam, deployment of NATO forces in support of Operation Desert Storm, securing coalition support for the stand-up of expeditionary wings during Operation Allied Force, and providing Total Force and Civil Reserve Air Fleet air mobility support to operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
General Brady is a command pilot with more than 3,000 hours in T-37, T-38, T-1, KC-135, C-21 and C-5.
General Brady's retirement ceremony was held December 13, 2010 at Ramstein AFB, Germany, and he ended active duty as of February 1, 2011. Since retirement, he has served on the board of trustees for Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
General Brady entered the Air Force in 1969 through the University of Oklahoma ROTC program. While at the University of Oklahoma, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign services in 1968, followed by a Master of Arts degree in political science from Colorado State University in 1969. Brady received additional military training at Maxwell Air Force Base, and the National War College in addition to administrative and national security programs at Columbia University and Harvard University.
- November 1969 – July 1970, student, Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Center, Lowry AFB, Colo.
- July 1970 – July 1971, air intelligence officer, 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron, Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam
- July 1971 – June 1972, Chief, Target Processing Branch, 320th Bomb Wing, Mather AFB, Calif.
- July 1972 – October 1973, student, undergraduate pilot training, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Okla.
- November 1973 – March 1974, student, KC-135 Aircrew Training, Castle AFB, Calif.
- April 1974 – April 1977, co-pilot, aircraft and flight commander, 301st Air Refueling Wing, Rickenbacker AFB, Ohio
- May 1977 – August 1977, student, pilot instructor training, 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph AFB, Texas
- September 1977 – August 1981, instructor pilot, flight commander and Chief, Standardization and Evaluation Division, 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Texas
- August 1981 – June 1982, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
- July 1982 – June 1984, Chief, T-38 Standardization and Evaluation, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
- July 1984 – July 1987, staff officer, Airlift Special Operations and Training Division, later, special assistant and executive officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development and Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
- August 1987 – June 1988, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
- July 1988 – June 1991, staff officer, Policies and Studies Branch, later, Chief, Long-Range Plans Branch, AIRSOUTH Arms Control Team, and later, Chief, Programs and Requirements Branch, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy
- July 1991 – May 1992, Commander, 3415th Support Group, Lowry AFB, Colo.
- June 1992 – June 1993, Director of Personnel, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
- July 1993 – July 1995, Commander, 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese AFB, Texas
- August 1995 – June 1997, Vice Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah
- July 1997 – June 1998, Director of Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
- July 1998 – July 1999, Director of Plans and Programs, Headquarters USAFE, Ramstein AB, Germany
- July 1999 – October 2000, Director of Logistics, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
- October 2000 – November 2003, Director of Operations, Headquarters AMC, Scott AFB, Ill.
- November 2003 – June 2004, special assistant to the Chief of Staff for Force Development, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
- June 2004 – January 2008, Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
- January 2008 – December 2010, Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, NATO Allied Air Component Command, Ramstein; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Center, Kalkar, Germany
Awards and decorations
|Master Air Force Pilot Badge|
|Headquarters Air Force Badge|
|Allied Air Command Badge|
- September 7, 2010: Order of the Sword, USAFE
Effective dates of promotion
|General||January 9, 2008|
|Lieutenant General||June 3, 2004|
|Major General||March 4, 1999|
|Brigadier General||October 1, 1995|
|Colonel||January 1, 1991|
|Lieutenant Colonel||March 1, 1985|
|Major||April 22, 1980|
|Captain||May 13, 1972|
|First Lieutenant||November 13, 1970|
|Second Lieutenant||June 2, 1968|
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