|General Bob Holmes Retires, Sept 2009|
|Al Jazeera's David
Foster talks to
Brigadier General Robert Holmes,
the deputy director of operations for
US Central Command.
To watch the video to the right,
Just click on the General.
1. November 1978 - March 1980, unit executive officer, 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron, Bergstrom AFB, Texas
2. March 1980 - June 1980, student, Air Traffic Control Officer School, 3395th Technical Training Group, Keesler AFB, Miss.
3. June 1980 - October 1980, student, combat ready qualification training, Combat Control School, 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, Pope AFB, N.C.
4. October 1980 - July 1981, wing/base Combat Control team officer, 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, Pope AFB, N.C.
5. July 1981 - May 1983, Commandant, Combat Control School, 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, Pope AFB, N.C.
6. May 1983 - May 1986, Chief, Combat Control Division, 21st Air Force, 1701st Mobility Support Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
7. May 1986 - October 1989, Commander, 1723rd Combat Control Squadron, Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany
8. October 1989 - October 1991, Chief, Combat Control Division, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
9. October 1991 - May 1992, Director of Operations, 1725th Combat Control Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
10. June 1992 - June 1993, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. June 1993 - June 1995, Chief, Pacific Command Operations Branch, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
12. June 1995 - May 1997, Commander, 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, McChord AFB, Wash.
13. May 1997 - June 1998, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
14. June 1998 - June 1999, Chief, Operations Briefing Division, the Joint Staff, Washington, DC
15. June 1999 - July 2001, Deputy Commander, 720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
16. July 2001 - July 2002, Commander, 720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
17. July 2002 - July 2003, special assistant to the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
18. July 2003 - June 2004, Commander, 37th Training Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas
19. June 2004 - May 2006, Director of Security Forces and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. June 2006 - October 2008, Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
21. October 2008 - present, Director, Inter-Agency Task Force, Center for Special Operations, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Presidential Unit Citation
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
General Bob Holmes Retirement Social, June 2009
Special Thanks to Chris Caffall for the photos!