Major General Anthony P. German
Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German served as the Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, the Pentagon, Washington D.C. Responsibilities include advising senior leadership on key issues and assisting the Director to organize and direct the Air National Guard throughout 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.
General German was commissioned in 1983 through Officer Training School. He spent six years on active duty as a Navigator before joining the New York Air National Guard in 1989. General German has had numerous leadership assignments at the squadron, group, wing and state level. He has commanded the 109th Airlift Wing, located in Scotia, N.Y, and later served as the Assistant Adjutant General and Commander of the New York Air National Guard. General German is a Master Navigator with over 4,900 hours flying time. In addition, he has worked for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs as the Department of Defense Liaison Officer to the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. Prior to his current position, General German was The Adjutant General for the State of New York, Joint Force Headquarters, Latham, N.Y.
1979 Associates of Arts in Accounting, Cobleskill Agriculture and Technology, Cobleskill N.Y.
1981 Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, Oneonta State University, Oneonta, N.Y.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1998 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2002 United States Naval War College, Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Newport, R.I.
2011 Joint Task Force Commander Training Course, United States, Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
2011 Senior Leader Orientation Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2012 Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2012 CAPSTONE, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2012 Senior Executive Seminar, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch, Germany
2012 Senior Reserve Component Officer Course, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2012 Homeland Protection Course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington
2013 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2014 National Security Management Course ,Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, N.Y.
2015 General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2016 Advanced Senior Leader Development Program-Strategic Engagement Seminar, Warrenton, Va.
2017 Strategies in Leading Diverse Organizations, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2018 Executive Education in Leadership Decision Making, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2018 Executive Certificate with a Concentration in Public Leadership, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass.
1. February 1983 - September 1983, Student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, Calif.
2. September 1983 - March 1984, Student, C-130 Navigator Initial and Mission Qualification, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
3. March 1984 - September 1985, Navigator C-130E, Pope AFB, N.C.
4. September 1985 - September 1987, Instructor Navigator, C-130E, Pope AFB, N.C.
5. September 1987 - January 1989, Inactive Reserve, Air Force Personnel Command, Denver, Colo.
6. January 1989 - September 1989, Navigator, 139th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
7. October 1989 - September 1992, Standardization Evaluation/Navigator, Headquarters, 109th Tactical Airlift Group, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
8. October 1992 - September 1993, Weapons and Tactics Officer, Navigator, Headquarters, 109th Airlift Group, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
9. October 1993 - September 1994, Navigator, Headquarters, 109th Airlift Group, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
10. October 1994 - September 1996, Weapons and Tactics Officer, 109th Operations Support Flight, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
11. October 1996 - September 1997, Weapons/Tactics Officer/Evaluator Navigator, 109th Operational Support Flight, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
12. October 1997 - September 1998, Chief Current Operations/Evaluator Navigator LC-130H, 109th Operations Support Flight, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
13. October 1998 - September 2000, Chief of Standardization/Evaluation, 139th Airlift Squadron, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
14. October 2000 - June 2001, Chief, Wing Plans, 109th Airlift Wing, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
15. June 2001 - June 2002, Student, College of Naval Warfare, United States Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
16. June 2002 - February 2003, Chief, Wing Plans, 109th Airlift Wing, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
17. March 2003 - June 2004, Department of Defense Liaison to the National Science Foundation, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Va.
18. June 2004 - February 2006, Executive Support Staff Officer, New York Joint Force Headquarters, New York ANG, Latham, N.Y.
19. March 2006 - April 2010, Commander, 109th Airlift Wing, Stratton ANGB, Scotia, N.Y.
20. April 2010 - May 2015, Chief of Staff, New York ANG, Latham, N.Y.
21. June 2015 - April 2016, Assistant Adjutant General, New York ANG, Latham, N.Y.
22. April 2016 - September 2018, The Adjutant General, New York National Guard, Latham, N.Y.
23. October 2018 - January 2019, Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, Washington, DC
Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: Over 4900 Flying Hours
Aircraft flown: C/LC-130 B, E, H C-26B, T-43, T-37
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Antarctica Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Feb. 15, 1983
First Lieutenant Feb. 15, 1985
Captain Feb. 15, 1987
Major May 27, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 8, 1998
Colonel June 27, 2003
Brigadier General June 9, 2010
Major General June 3, 2015
(Current as of January 2019)