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BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN P. NEWBERRY

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Brig. Gen. John P. Newberry is the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Bombers and Director of Bombers Directorate,  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for the sustainment and modernization of the bombers portfolio, which includes the B-1, B-2, and B-52. He is also responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the Center’s B-21 System Program Office.

Brig. Gen. Newberry entered active duty in 1994 after graduating from United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. During his career he served in a variety of acquisition fields including space test, flight test, systems engineering, program manager of several aircraft acquisition programs, to include foreign military sales programs, Deputy Program Executive Office (DPEO) for Air Force Mobility, and KC-46 System Program Manager. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Air Force PEO for Tankers, responsible for the planning and execution of all life cycle activities for the Air Force’s tanker fleet. His previous staff assignments included Program Element Monitor for air refueling tankers, and Joint Staff J8, where he oversaw strategic and tactical major defense acquisition programs for the Department of Defense. Brig. Gen. Newberry commanded the 546th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Oklahoma where he provided contractor logistics support to a total of 69 aircraft across eight different fleets, comprised mainly of the E-4B, RC-26, C-12, and Iraq foreign military sales. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 as a procurement officer, equipping the Afghan National Army.

EDUCATION
1994 Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2000 Master of Aeronautical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2005 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2009 Program Manager’s Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2011 Master of National Security Strategy, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
2014 Executive Program Manager’s Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1994 – August 1997, Missile Systems Engineer, Space and Missile Systems Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
2. August 1997 – January 2001, Gunship Flight Commander, Detachment 1, 46th Operations Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
3. January 2001 – August 2003, Chief, C-17 Systems Integration and Executive Officer, C-17 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. August 2003 – January 2004, Director, Inter-Theater Airlift Programs, Air Force Program Executive Office for Airlift and Trainers, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
5. January 2004 – July 2005, KC-135 Recapitalization Staff Officer and KC-135 / KC-10 Program Element Monitor, Directorate of Global Reach Programs, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
6. August 2005 – June 2006, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 2006 – May 2008, Director, Executive Airlift Sustainment Branch, 727th Aircraft Sustainment Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla. (April – September 2007, Chief Local Procurement Officer, CJ4, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan)
8. June 2008 – July 2010, Commander, 546th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron, 727th Aircraft Sustainment Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
9. August 2010 – June 2011, Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. July 2011 – May 2012, Joint Warfighting Capabilities Analyst, Capabilities and Acquisition Division (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
11. May 2012 – June 2013, Branch Chief, Strategic and Tactical Systems, Capabilities and Acquisition Division (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
12. July 2013 – January 2016, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Mobility Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. February 2016 – May 2019, KC-46 System Program Manager, Tanker Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. May 2019 – May 2020, Air Force Program Executive Officer for Tankers, Tanker Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. June 2020 – present, Air Force Program Executive Officer for Bombers, Bombers Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. April –September 2007, Chief Local Procurement Officer, CJ4, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan as a major
2. July 2011 – May 2012, Joint Warfighting Capabilities Analyst, Capabilities and Acquisition Division (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a lieutenant colonel
3. May 2012 – June 2013, Branch Chief, Strategic and Tactical Systems, Capabilities and Acquisition Division (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a colonel

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2006 Distinguished Graduate, Air Command and Staff College

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 1, 1994
First Lieutenant June 1, 1996
Captain June 1, 1998
Major Sept. 1, 2004
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 2008
Colonel July 1, 2012
Brigadier General May 2, 2019

(Current as of July 2020)