General Officer Biography



Brigadier General Murray A. Hansen

 
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Brigadier General Murray A. Hansen is the Assistant Adjutant General for the Hawaii National Guard. He advises the Adjutant General of Hawaii and the Commander of the Hawaii Air National Guard on all matters regarding the organization, training, and equipping of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HI AN). The HI ANG consists of over 2,200 personnel assigned to 11 different units on four different islands in the State of Hawaii, including three flying units of the 154th Wing (F-22 Raptor, KC-135 Stratotanker, and the C-17 Globemaster III). He concurrently serves on the Air National Guard's Strategic Planning System, as Priority One Chairman, Force Development. General Hansen formerly served as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, Air National Guard and as the Chief of Staff, Missouri Air National Guard, formulating and executing executive support functions for the Adjutant General. While serving as senior Air Force advisor, he was responsible for formulating long and short-term strategic plans plus furnishing guidance to headquarters staff.

General Hansen was previously Chief of Staff, Wisconsin Air National Guard, serving as the senior ranking officer, Headquarters Air Staff and principal advisor to the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, regarding administration, operation, training, tactical employment, maintenance and supply of the 115th Fighter Wing, Madison; 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee; Combat Readiness Training Center and 128th Air Control Squadron, Volk Field. In his last active duty assignment, he served as Air National Guard Advisor to Chief, Air Force Reserve and Headquarters staff, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia and concurrently served as advisor to the Air Reserve Forces Policy Committee (ARFPC).

General Hansen was commissioned in 1987 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Valdosta State University. He is a Master Navigator and Air Battle Manager with over 3,200 flying hours, first serving as an instructor in the Air Force's only dual nuclear and conventional qualified B-52 squadron and executing 156 combat hours in Desert Storm. After transferring to the Air National Guard, he became an instructor Weapon Systems Officer, after earning Distinguished Graduate honors from B-1B Initial Qualifications Training. General Hansen was instrumental in the stand-up of the first Total Force Integration (the 116th Air Control Wing), retraining again to earn a second rating as an Air Battle Manager on the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) and completing an additional 300 combat hours in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. In addition, he is a commercial-rated pilot with single and multi-engine land ratings. General Hansen recently completed twelve years as Secretary, Area III - Air Representative and Air Resolutions Committee Chairman, National Guard Association of the United States and was a past president of the National Guard Association of Georgia.



EDUCATION
1987 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia
1997 Squadron Officers School, by correspondence
2000 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2005 Air War College, by correspondence
2006 Commander Development Course, Arlington, Virginia
2007 Governor's Executive Leadership Program, Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Expeditionary Mission Support Group Senior Leader Course, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
2009 ACC Senior Leaders' Maintenance Course, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
2010 Joint Forces Staff College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Norfolk, Virginia
2011 U.S. Northern Command, Joint Forces Task Force Commander's Course, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
2011 Reserve Component National Security Course, Fort Leslie J. McNair, Washington, District of Columbia
2012 Master of Business in Management and Leadership, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
2014 AFSO21 Senior Leadership Course, HQ AFRC, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
2015 Senior Leader Orientation Course, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1987 - April 1988, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather Air Force Base, California
2. May 1988 - January 1989, B-52G Initial Qualification Training, Castle Air Force Base, California
3. January 1989 - December 1992, B-52G Instructor Navigator/Radar Navigator, 2nd Bombardment Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
4. January 1993 - January 1996, Separated from military, business owner, Savannah, Georgia
5. February 1996 - March 1996, Student, Electronic Warfare Officer course, 28th Bombardment Wing Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
6. April 1996 - October 1996, Student, B-1B Initial Qualification Training - Distinguished Graduate Dyess Air Force Base, Texas
7. November 1996 - April 2002, B-1B Instructor Weapon Systems Officer, 116th Bombardment Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
8. May 2002 - November 2002, Student, Air Battle Manager Initial Qualification Training, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida
9. November 2002 - September 2003, Assistant Director of Operations, 128th Air Control Squadron, 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
10. October 2003 - September 2004, Chief of Staff, 128th Air Control Squadron, 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
11. October 2004 - September 2005, Director of Operations, 116th Operations Support Squadron, 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
12. October 2005 - September 2007, Director of Staff and Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters Georgia, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
13. October 2007 - March 2011, Commander, 116th Mission Support Group, 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
14. April 2011 - April 2015, Air National Guard Advisor to Chief, Air Force Reserve, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
15. April 2015 - June 2016, Chief of Staff, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin
16. July 2016 - December 2016, Chief of Staff, Jefferson City, MO
17. January 2017 - January 2017, Director, Joint Staff - (WI) Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Madison, WI
18. February 2017 - September 2017, Chief of Staff, Madison, WI
19. September 2017 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General, Honolulu, Hawaii

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Master Navigator (Weapon Systems Officer), Air Battle Manager, Commercial Pilot
Flight Hours: over 3,200, including 456 Combat Hours
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-43, B-52G, B-1B, F-15E, E-8C, F-16D

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with 2 oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters Air Medal
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, silver leaf and two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal with two silver leaf and oak leaf clusters
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with silver leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
Air Force Longevity Service with silver leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and 2 'M' devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star
Air Force Training Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait
Georgia Medal for Valor
Georgia Special Operations Ribbon with device
Georgia National Guard Service Medal
Georgia State Active Duty Ribbon

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFLIATIONS
Air Force Association
Military Officers Association of America
Hawaii National Guard Association
Missouri National Guard Association - past
Wisconsin National Guard Association - past
National Guard Association of Georgia - former President
National Guard Association of the United States, Board of Directors: former Secretary,
Area III – Air Representative and Air Resolutions Chairman

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2012 Sigma Chi Fraternity - Significant Sig, Lifetime Achievement Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jul. 3, 1987
First Lieutenant Jul. 3, 1989
Captain Jul. 3, 1991
Major Oct. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel Jun. 23, 2003
Colonel Apr. 26, 2007
Brigadier General Apr. 18, 2015

 

 

(Current as of November 2017)

 

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