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Career officer

Joseph W. Ashy, American career officer. Decorated Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Air medal with 13 oak leaf clusters, Vietnam Service medal, Defense Meritious Service medal, Meritious Service medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm.

Background

Ashy, Joseph W. was born on October 16, 1940 in Jasper, Texas, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1962. Master of Public Administration, Auburn University, 1979. Graduate, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1979.

Graduate national security program, Harvard University, 1987.

Career

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1962;advanced through ranks to general, United States Air Force, 1994;training pilot, United States Air Force, Reese Air Force Base, Texas, 1962-1963;member F-100 combat training crew, United States Air Force, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, 1963-1964;F-100 fighter pilot 494th Tactical Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force, Royal Air Force Station, Lakenheath, England, 1964-1967;F-100 fighter pilot 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron, weapons and tactics officer 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force, Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam, 1967-1968;with air staff training program, plans and operations, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, 1968-1969;F-100 instructor pilot 426th Tacticla Fighter Training Squadron, A-7 instructor pilot 310th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, United States Air Force, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, 1969-1971;A-7 instructor pilot 333rd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, United States Air Force, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, 1971-1972;action officer, chief fighter assignment section, Air Force Military Pers. Center, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, 1972-1975;operations officer 36th Tactical Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force, Osan Air Base, South Korea, 1975-1976;commander 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron, assistant deputy commander for operations 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, Utah., 1976-1978;division chief plans and operations, Executive officer to Air Force chief of staff, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, 1979-1982;commander 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force, George Air Force Base, California, 1982-1984;commander 57th Fighter Weapons Wing, United States Air Force, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, 1984-1986;director Joint Control Group, United States Atlantic Command Exercise Ocean Venture, 1986-1988;inspector general, chief of staff, deputy chief of staff plans, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, 1986-1988;commander, United States Air Force Tactical Fighter Weapons Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, 1988-1989;deputy chief of staff operations, vice commander Tactical Air Command, United States Air Force, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, 1989-1990;commander Air Training Command, United States Air Force, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, 1990-1992;commander Allied Air Forces Southern Europe North Atlantic Treaty Organization, commander 16th Air Force, United States Air Force, 1992-1994;commander in chief North America Aerospace Defense Command and United States Space Command, commander Air Force Space Command, United States Air Force, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, since 1994.

Connections

Married Sue Ashy; 3 children.

spouse:
Sue Ashy