Marshall B. Webb

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Marshall Bradley Webb
Brig Gen Marshall Webb Official Photo 2012.jpg
Brigader General Brad Webb, USAF
Born(1961-11-27) November 27, 1961 (age 52)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1984–present
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Commands heldTwenty-Third Air Force
1st Special Operations Wing
352nd Special Operations Group
20th Special Operations Squadron
Battles/warsOperation Joint Forge (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
AwardsSee below
 
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Marshall Bradley Webb
Brig Gen Marshall Webb Official Photo 2012.jpg
Brigader General Brad Webb, USAF
Born(1961-11-27) November 27, 1961 (age 52)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1984–present
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Commands heldTwenty-Third Air Force
1st Special Operations Wing
352nd Special Operations Group
20th Special Operations Squadron
Battles/warsOperation Joint Forge (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
AwardsSee below

Marshall Bradley "Brad" Webb (born November 27, 1961)[1] is a United States Air Force brigadier general who currently serves as the Director of Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).[2] Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Assistant Commanding General of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As the Assistant Commanding General of JSOC, Webb was involved in the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. Webb was seated by President Barack Obama in the White House Situation Room during the mission.[3]

Career[edit]

Webb is a command pilot with more than 3,700 flying hours (mostly in helicopters), including 117 combat hours in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia. The general has commanded the 20th Special Operations Squadron, the 352nd Special Operations Group, the 1st Special Operations Wing and the 23rd Air Force. His staff assignments include duty at the Joint Special Operations Command and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy).

Education[edit]

1984 Bachelor of Science degree in biology, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1990 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1994 Master of Science degree in international relations, Troy State University, Ala.
1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2003 Air War College, by correspondence
2004 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC.
2006 Senior Leader Seminar, Brookings Institution/European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht, Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium
2007 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2008 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.

Assignments[edit]

In this photograph, Situation Room, Webb is shown operating the laptop which is providing the live drone feed monitoring the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
  1. July 1984 - May 1985, student, undergraduate pilot training (helicopter), Fort Rucker, Ala.
  2. May 1985 - July 1985, UH-1N upgrade training, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
  3. August 1985 - November 1987, UH-1N pilot, Detachment 4, 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
  4. November 1987- July 1994, MH-53H/J pilot, instructor pilot and flight examiner, 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  5. July 1994 - July 1997, MH-53J flight examiner, group flight safety officer and flight commander 352nd Special Operations Group, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England
  6. August 1997 - June 1998, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  7. July 1998 - September 1998, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
  8. September 1998 - September 2000, action officer, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  9. September 2000 - June 2003, assistant operations officer, operations officer, and Commander, 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  10. August 2003 - June 2004, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  11. June 2004 - June 2005, Deputy Director, Northern Gulf, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  12. June 2005 - June 2007, Commander, 352nd Special Operations Group and Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Europe, RAF Mildenhall, England
  13. July 2007 - November 2008, Commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla. (January 2008 - February 2008, Commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Joint Base Balad, Iraq)
  14. November 2008 - April 2009, special assistant to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  15. April 2009 - June 2010, Commander, 23rd Air Force, and Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  16. July 2010 - July 2012, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  17. July 2012 – present, Director, Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Summary of joint assignments[edit]

  1. September 1998 - September 2000, action officer, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Headquarters Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., as a Major and Lieutenant Colonel
  2. June 2004 - June 2005, Deputy Director, Northern Gulf, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a Lieutenant Colonel
  3. June 2005 - June 2007, Commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Europe, RAF Mildenhall, England (August 2006 - September 2006, Commander, Task Force Alpha, Joint Task Force - Lebanon, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus), as a Colonel
  4. January 2008 - February 2008, Commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, as a Colonel
  5. July 2010 – July 2012, Assistant Commanding General, Headquarters Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Flight information[edit]

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 3,700, including 117 combat hours
Aircraft Flown: UH-1H/N, MH-53H/J/M, CV-22B, MC-130H Combat Talon II, MC-130P Combat Shadow

Awards and decorations[edit]

Personal decorations
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with a pair of width-2 white stripes on the edges
Legion of Merit with bronze oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges.
Bronze Star Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.
Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Unit awards
Presidential Unit Citation
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Gallant Unit Citation with bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
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Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Service awards
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Campaign and service medals
Bronze star
Bronze star
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze service stars
Bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze service star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Width-44 ribbon with the following stripes, arranged symmetrically from the edges to the center: width-2 black, width-4 chamois, width-2 Old Glory blue, width-2 white, width-2 Old Glory red, width-6 chamouis, width-3 myrtle green up to a central width-2 black stripe
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze service stars
Bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze service star
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Bronze star
Armed Forces Service Medal with bronze service star
Humanitarian Service Medal
Service, training, and marksmanship awards
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze star
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze service star
Air Force Training Ribbon
Foreign awards
NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Other accoutrements
COMMAND PILOT WINGS.pngUS Air Force Command Pilot Badge
USA Parachutist.pngParachutist Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.pngOffice of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge

Other achievements[edit]

1996 Cheney Award for most valorous flight of the year in humanitarian regard

Effective dates of promotion[edit]

Promotions
InsigniaRankDate
US-O7 insignia.svgBrigadier GeneralDecember 4, 2009
US-O6 insignia.svgColonelJuly 1, 2005
US-O5 insignia.svgLieutenant ColonelMay 1, 2000
US-O4 insignia.svgMajorApril 1, 1996
US-O3 insignia.svgCaptainMay 30, 1988
US-O2 insignia.svgFirst LieutenantMay 30, 1986
US-O1 insignia.svgSecond LieutenantMay 30, 1984

References[edit]

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