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Brigadier General Michael A. Valle




Brig. Gen. Michael A. Valle serves as the Assistant Adjutant General -Air, Florida National Guard, and the Commander, Florida Air National Guard. General Valle is responsible for mission readiness, operations and coordination of the 10 Florida Air National Guard (FLANG) units at seven geographically separated sites. His scope of responsibility includes $550 million in facilities and equipment, $750 million in aircraft, $120 million in operating budgets, and command of over 2,000 personnel. 

General Valle was commissioned through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn., In November 1996. General Valle has participated in several worldwide theater operations including Operations NOBLE EAGLE, SOUTHERN WATCH, and ENDURING FREEDOM and counter-drug operations in Panama and Colombia. He has significant experience in Theater Security Cooperation (TSC), working primarily with Mexico and supporting USSOUTHCOM in various countries in South America. Additionally, General Valle has served as an Air Expeditionary Group Commander Joint Task Force Commander and Joint Air Component Coordination Element (JACCE).

1993 Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, St Leo University, Tampa, Fla.
2002 Masters of Aeronautical Science, Aerospace Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2004 Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Yuma Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz.
2004 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2009 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2013 Air War College, by correspondence
2015 Air National Guard Commander's Development Course, Andrews AFB, Md.
2015 Executive Certificate in National Security Management, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2016 Leadership Decision Making, JFK School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2018 Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander Course, Peterson AFB, Colo.
2019 Dual Status Commander's (DSC) Course, Peterson AFB, Colo.

1. January 1986 - January 1991, Command Post Controller, Muniz Air National Guard Base, San Juan, PR
2. January 1991 - July 1993, Aerospace Control Systems Operator, 118th Air Control Squadron, Kennesaw, Ga.
3. July 1993 - January 1995, Aerospace Control Systems Operator, 140th Air Defense Sector, PR
4. January 1995 - December 1996, Air Surveillance Technician, Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, N.Y.
5. January 1997 - August 1997, Student, Undergraduate Air Battle Manager Course, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
6. August 1997 - July 1998, Air Weapons Controller, Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, N.Y.
7. July 1998 - March 2001, Senior Director, Southeast Air Defense Sector, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
8. March 2001 - May 2001, Defense Duty Officer, Combined Air Operations Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
9. May 2001 - November 2006, Instructor Senior Director, Southeast Air Defense Section, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
10. November 2008 - May 2010, , Executive Officer to Commander, First Air Force, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
11. October 2010 - July 2011, , Chief, Strategy Guidance Team, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
12. July 2011 - June 2013, Deputy Chief, Combat Operations Division, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla
13. July 2013 - July 2014, Chief Combat Operations, Combat Operations Division, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
14. July 2014 - July 2015, Chief, Combat Plans Division, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
15. July 2015 - January 2017, Chief, Combat Operations Division, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
16. January 2017 - April 2018, Commander, 101 Air Operations Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
17. October 2019 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General, HQs, Florida Air National Guard, St. Augustine, Fla.; dual-hatted, December 2020 - Present, ANG Assistant to the Commander, Continental NORAD Region-1AF, Tyndall AFB, Fla.

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and five oak leaf clusters
AF Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
NATO Medal

Second Lieutenant Nov. 21, 1996
First Lieutenant Nov. 21, 1998
Captain Nov. 21, 2000
Major Dec. 17, 2004
Lieutenant Colonel July 30, 2009
Colonel June 19, 2013
Brigadier General Feb. 27, 2020

(Current as of February 2022)