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John Alfred Brashear, American air force officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star medal, Meritorious Service medal, Air medal with eight oak leaf clusters. Member of Masons.


Brashear, John Alfred was born on June 5, 1930 in Pittsburgh. Son of William C. and Marie A. (Sigwarth) Brashear.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1954. Master of Science in Public Administration, George Washington University, 1966.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1954, advanced through grades to major general, 1982, pilot various reconnaissance, teaching and combat assignments United States, Thailand, Vietnam, 1955-1977. Commander 319th Bombardment Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, 1977-1978, 93d Bombardment Wing, Castle Air Force Base, California, 1978-1979, 14th Air Division, Beale Air Force Base, 1979-1980. Vice Commander 15th Air Force, March Air Force Base, 1980-1982.

Deputy chief staff for operations Strategic Air Command, Offutt, Nebraska, 1982-1984, chief of staff, since 1984.


Member of Masons.


Married Lois Evelyn Bushong, December 24, 1954. Children– Steven D., Bryan W.

William C. Brashear

Marie A. (Sigwarth) Brashear

Lois Evelyn Bushong

Steven D. Brashear

Bryan W. Brashear