Brigadier General John S. Tuohy Biography

Assistant Adjutant General, Washington Air National Guard

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The Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Washington, and also serves as Commander, Washington Air National Guard. He is responsible to The Adjutant General for directing, coordinating and controlling activities of 34 assigned units and the 2,100 authorized Air National Guard personnel assigned to those units. General Tuohy is responsible to prepare, implement and administer plans, policies and programs to effectively organize, staff, equip and train units for state and federal mobilization.

General Tuohy was commissioned in the United States Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Distinguished Graduate in 1978. He has been assigned to numerous operational, command and staff positions, including B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer, Air Liaison Officer, Squadron Commander, Human Resources Officer-Washington, Joint Forces Headquarters-Washington, Chief of Staff, Wing Commander, and United States Property and Fiscal Officer-Washington.

EDUCATION:

1978 Florida State University, Bachelor of Science, Management, Tallahassee, Florida
1990 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1994 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar, McChord AFB, Washington
1999 Air War College, by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS:

January 1979 - July 1979, Student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather Air Force Base, California
July 1979 - February 1980, Student, Electronic Warfare Officer Training, Mather Air Force Base, California
February 1980 - June 1980, Student, Combat Crew Training Course, Castle Air Force Base, California
June 1980 - November 1984, Electronic Warfare Officer, B-52, 325th Bombardment Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington
December 1984 - June 1987, Officer in Charge, Operating Location, Administration, Headquarters Washington Air National Guard, Camp Murray, Washington
June 1987 - June 1989, Cost Management Officer, Headquarters Washington Air National Guard, Operating Location BA, Camp Murray, Washington
June 1989 - June 1991, Air Operations Officer, 111th Air Support Operations Center Squadron, Camp Murray, Washington
June 1991 - June 1992, Fighter Duty Officer, 111th Air Support Operations Center Squadron, Camp Murray, Washington
June 1992 - December 1994, Senior Fighter Duty Officer, 111th Air Support Operations Center Squadron, Camp Murray, Washington
December 1994 - September 1996, Director of Operations, 111th Air Support Operations Center Squadron, Camp Murray, Washington
October 1996 - September 1997, Director of Operations, Headquarters 252d Combat Communications Group, Camp Murray, Washington
October 1997 - May 1999, Commander, 111th Air Support Operations Center Squadron, Camp Murray, Washington
June 1999 - May 2001, Commander, Detachment 1, Headquarters Washington Air National Guard, Camp Murray, Washington
July 2001 - July 2003, Human Resource Officer, Headquarters Washington Air National Guard, Camp Murray, Washington
July 2003 - June 2005, Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Washington National Guard, Camp Murray, Washington
June 2005 - June 2006, Commander, Commander, Detachment 1, Headquarters Washington Air National Guard, Camp Murray, Washington
June 2006 - June 2008, Commander, 194th Regional Support Wing, Camp Murray, Washington
June 2008 - November 2013, United States Property & Fiscal Officer, Camp Murray, Washington
November 2013 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Headquarters, Washington Air National Guard, Camp Murray, Washington

FLIGHT INFORMATION:

Rating: Navigator
Flight Hours: More than 1,200
Aircraft flown: B-52, T-37, T-43

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon (with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and "M" Device)
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Star)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Washington National Guard Distinguished Service Medal
Washington National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon (with 2 Bronze Stars)
Washington Air National Guard Recruiting and Retention Ribbon (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

Military Officers Association of America
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Washington

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Second Lieutenant 13 August 1978
First Lieutenant 8 January 1981
Captain 8 January 1983
Major 2 January 1991
Lieutenant Colonel 7 January 1996
Colonel 6 October 2000
Brigadier General 6 March 2014

(Current as of June 2014)

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