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Brig. Gen. Michael Valle

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Brigadier General Michael A. Valle serves as the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Florida National Guard, and the Commander, Florida Air National Guard. Brigadier General Valle is responsible for mission readiness, operations and coordination of the ten 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 2000 personnel.

Brigadier General Valle was commissioned through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn., in November 1996. Brigadier General Valle has participated in several worldwide theater operations to include 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, Brigadier General Valle has served as an Air Expeditionary Group Commander, Joint Task Force Commander and Joint Air Component Coordination Element (JACCE).


EDUCATION

1993 Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, St. Leo University, Tampa, Fla.
2002 Masters of Aeronautical Science, Aerospace Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2004 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2004 Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Yuma Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz.
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.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Jan 1986 - Jan 1991, Command Post Controller, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, San Juan, PR
2. Jan 1991 - Jul 1993, Aerospace Control Systems Operator, 118th Air Control Squadron, Kennesaw, Ga.
3. Jul 1993 - Jan 1995, Aerospace Control Systems Operator, 140th Air Defense Sector, PR
4. Jan 1995 - Dec 1996, Air Surveillance Technician, Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, N.Y.
5. Jan 1997 - Aug 1997, Student, Undergraduate Air Battle Manager Course, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
6. Aug 1997 - Jul 1998, Air Weapons Controller, Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, N.Y.
7. Jul 1998 - Mar 2001, Senior Director, Southeast Air Defense Sector, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
8. Mar 2001 - May 2001, Defense Duty Officer, Combined Air Operations Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
9. May 2001 - Nov 2006, Instructor Senior Director, Southeast Air Defense Section, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
10. Nov 2006 - Sep 2008, Deputy Joint Interface Control Officer, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
11. Sep 2008 - Nov 2008, Executive Officer to the Vice-Commander, First Air Force, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
12. Nov 2008 - May 2010, Executive Officer to Commander, First Air Force, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
13. May 2010 - Sep 2010, Air Operations Coordination Officer, International Security Assistance Force, International Joint Command, Kabul, Afghanistan
14. Oct 2010 - Jul 2011, Chief, Strategy Guidance Team, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
15. Jul 2011 - Jun 2013, Deputy Chief, Combat Operations Division, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla
16. Jul 2013 - Jul 2014, Chief Combat Operations, Combat Operations Division, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla
16. Jul 2014 - Jul 2015, Chief, Combat Plans Division, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
17. Jul 2015 - Jan 2017, Chief, Combat Operations Division, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
18. Jan 2017 - Apr 2018, Commander, 101 Air Operations Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
19. Apr 2018 - Sep 2019, Commander, 601 AOC, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
20. Oct 2019 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Commander, Florida Air National Guard, St. Augustine, FL


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

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
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
NATO Medal


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant 21 Nov 1996
First Lieutenant 21 Nov 1998
Captain 21 Nov 2000
Major 17 Dec 2004
Lieutenant Colonel 30 Jul 2009
Colonel 19 Jun 2013
Brigadier General 27 Feb 2020



(Current as of July 2020)