Lovell, Robert W. (USAF)

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    Lovell, Robert W. (USAF)

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    Brigadier General Robert W. Lovell serves as Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate, United States Africa Command in the discharge of all Intelligence and Counterintelligence responsibilities as assigned by the Unified Command Plan.

    General Lovell was commissioned in 1985 through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tennessee. His career includes various assignments at the interagency, combined, joint, combatant command, and headquarters level. General Lovell has served a number of activated tours including Department of Defense Liaison to the National Science Foundation in Washington District of Columbia; Military Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence, Technical Collection & Analysis, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia; National Reconnaissance Office Senior Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Security Assistance Force Headquarters - Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan; Operations Briefer, National Systems Operations Division J-35, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia and the first National Reconnaissance Office Senior Representative to United States Africa Command. Additionally, as Air National Guard Assistant to the Director, National Reconnaissance Office, he led an effort across various organizations to create the 222 Command and Control Squadron in support of the National Reconnaissance Operations Center.

    Prior to receiving his commission, General Lovell served as an enlisted member in the active Air Force and as a member of the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard.

    EDUCATION:

    1982 University of Maryland, Associate of Arts, Liberal Studies, College Park, Maryland
    1985 Community College of the Air Force, Associate of Applied Science, Transportation and Traffic Management, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
    1992 Excelsior College, Bachelor of Science, Sociology, Albany, New York
    1996 United States Naval War College, Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Newport, Rhode Island
    1998 United States Air War College, by correspondence
    2009 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Norfolk, Virginia
    2011 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

    ASSIGNMENTS:

    1. December 1985 - September 1987, Supply Operations Officer, 109th Resource Management Squadron, New York Air National Guard, Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York
    2. September 1987 - September 1992, Personnel Utilization Officer, 109th Mission Support Squadron, New York Air National Guard, Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York
    3. September 1992 - September 1994, Director of Personnel, 109th Mission Support Squadron, New York Air National Guard, Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York
    4. September 1994 - February 1995, Chief, Education Service, 109th Mission Support Squadron, New York Air National Guard, Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York
    5. February 1995 - August 1995, Personnel Programs Staff Officer, Headquarters, New York Air National Guard, Latham, New York
    6. August 1995 - June 1996, Student, United States Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport, Rhode Island
    7. June 1996 - June 1999, Personnel Programs Staff Officer, Headquarters, New York Air National Guard, Latham, New York
    8. June 1999 - June 2000, Senior Military Liaison, National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs, Arlington, Virginia
    9. June 2000 - June 2002, Department of Defense Liaison, National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs, Arlington, Virginia
    10. June 2002 - March 2004, Chief, Mission Support Operations, 174th Mission Support Flight, New York Air National Guard, Hancock Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, New York
    11. April 2004 - March 2008, Air National Guard Assistant to the National Reconnaissance Office, New York Joint Force Headquarters, New York Air National Guard, Latham, New York
    12. March 2008 - October 2010, Director Space Plans and Programs, Headquarters, New York Air National Guard, Latham, New York
    13. October 2010 - Present, Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge development Directorate, United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany

    AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

    Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Air Force Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Air Force Achievement Medal
    Joint Meritorious Unit Award
    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
    Air Force Good Conduct Medal
    National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
    Antarctica Service Medal
    Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
    Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
    Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon - Short Tour
    Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon - Long Tour
    Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with gold border)
    Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon (with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass, M, and Numeral 4)
    Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Military Education Graduation Ribbon
    Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
    Air Force Training Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
    Non-Article 5 North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal - International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan
    Office of the Secretary of Defense Badge
    Headquarters Air Force Badge
    Command Space Operations Badge
    Senior Force Support Badge

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

    Military Association of New York
    National Guard Association of the United States
    Naval War College Foundation - Alumni Life Member
    Committee of Visitors 2004, National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs
    Leadership Saratoga Alumni Foundation

    OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

    1986 Honor Graduate, Supply Operations Officer Course
    2002 Recognized Alumni, Excelsior College
    2004 Director’s Leadership Award, National Reconnaissance Office
    2007 Plankholder, United States Africa Command

    EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

    Second Lieutenant 19 December 1985
    First Lieutenant 9 January 1988
    Captain 22 January 1990
    Major 25 January 1994
    Lieutenant Colonel 26 January 1998
    Colonel 21 March 2002
    Brigadier General 27 October 2010



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