General Officer Biography



Major General Carol A. Timmons

 
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Major General Carol A. Timmons, assumed duties as the Adjutant General, Delaware on February 1, 2017. As Adjutant General, she is responsible for the mission readiness of all Delaware National Guard units, to include over 1,500 Soldiers and 1,100 Airmen, for both federal and state missions.

General Timmons began her military career as an enlisted member in the Delaware Air National Guard and earned her commission in 1980 from Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia. In 1981 she earned her Army pilot wings from Fort Rucker, Alabama and in 1985 she was awarded her Air Force pilot wings from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. General Timmons is a veteran of numerous contingencies to include Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Joint Guard, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve. Her deployed experience includes Commander of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Deputy Commander of the 455th Operations Group and Director of Mobility Forces, United States Air Forces Central Command. General Timmons serves as a member of the Air Reserve Forces Policy Committee and as Chair of the Joint Diversity Executive Council, and previously served as the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Representative to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.


EDUCATION
1984 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2011 Contingency Dual Status Commanders Course, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2011 Joint Task Force Commanders Course, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2013 CAPSTONE, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. , in residence
2013 Master of Science, Management, Public Administration, Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1980 - August 1984, Section Leader/Pilot UH-1, Company B, 150th Combat Aviation Brigade, Delaware Army National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
2. August 1984 - November 1984, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 82nd Student Squadron, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
3. November 1984 - November 1985, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma
4. November 1985 - April 1986, Pilot Initial Qualification Training, 443rd Military Airlift Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
5. April 1986 - December 1988, Pilot Transport, 335th Military Airlift Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
6. December 1988 - June 1991, First Pilot, 335th Military Airlift Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
7. June 1991 - June 1992, Co-Pilot C-130H, 142nd Airlift Squadron, New Castle, Delaware
8. June 1992 - August 1994, Aircraft Commander C-130H, 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
9. August 1994 - December 1997, Current Operations Officer, 166th Operations Support Flight, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
10. December 1997 - December 1999, Pilot/Flight Leader, 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
11. December 1999 - January 2002, Assistant, Chief Pilot, 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
12. January 2002 - May 2005, Assistant, Operations Officer, 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
13. May 2005 - March 2007, Commander, 142nd Airlift Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
14. March 2007 - February 2009, Commander, 166th Operations Group, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
15. February 2009 - August 2010, Director of Operations, Headquarters, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
16. August 2010 - December 2011, Director, Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Delaware National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware
17. August 2010 - January 2012, Director, Joint Staff - (DE) Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ)
18. January 2012 - January 2017, Assistant Adjutant General, New Castle, DE; dual-hatted, February 2014 - January 2017, (A-7), Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, MD
19. January 2012 - January 2017, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Delaware National Guard, Headquarters, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
20. February 2014 - November 2016, (A-4) Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
21. February 2017 - Present, The Adjutant General, Delaware, New Castle, Delaware

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: Over 5,200 including more than 400 combat hours
Aircraft Flown: C-130H, C-141, UH-1

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor device and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with one bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze stars
Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with one bronze star
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and one bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service with one silver oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one silver hourglass and “M” device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star
Air Force Training Ribbon with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Service Ribbon
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait
Delaware National Guard Medal
Delaware Distinguished Service Medal
Delaware Medal for Military Merit with bronze numeral 2
Delaware National Defense Service Ribbon
Delaware Medal for Service in Aid to Civil Authority
Delaware Physical Fitness Ribbon with bronze numeral 4
Mississippi Emergency Service Medal

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
First Officer on the B-767-757 with United Airlines with over 10,000 flight hours
The Adjutant General, Delaware


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFLIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States
Air Force Association
Association of the United States Army
Military Officers Association of America
Veterans of Foreign Wars

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2004 Inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women
2007 Inducted into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame
2011 Delaware Technical Community College Hall of Fame
2016 William Penn High School, Delaware, Hall of Fame

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Aug. 15, 1980
First Lieutenant Aug. 24, 1984
Captain Aug. 15, 1987
Major Dec. 16, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 11, 2000
Colonel Apr. 26, 2007
Brigadier General Apr. 5, 2011
Major General Feb. 1, 2017

 

 

(Current as of September 2017)

 

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