Mobilization Assistant to the Commander

Major General James R. Stevenson, Jr.

Maj. Gen. James R. Stevenson, Jr. serves as the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He is the principal advisor to the Commander on Reserve Component matters related to the Command’s diverse missions, including strategic deterrence; cyberspace operations; integrated missile defense; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and global strike.

General Stevenson received his commission through Officer Training School in 1989 after graduating from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He earned his pilot wings in 1990, flew actively until 1997, and joined the Nebraska Air National Guard. His positions of leadership include the 173rd Air Refueling Squadron Commander, 155th Operations Group Commander, 170th Group Commander, and the 155th Air Refueling Wing Commander. General Stevenson is a command pilot with over 5,500 hours in the T-37B, C-130E, RC-135, OC-135, and KC-135R aircraft and extensive experience in the Europe and Southwest Asia areas of responsibility. General Stevenson previously served as Deputy Director of Operations for Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations and the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, United States Strategic Command.

EDUCATION
1987 Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, University of Nebraska, Omaha
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2006 Combat Aircrew Tactics Senior Officers Course, McGuire AFB, N.J.
2007 Air War College, by correspondence
2012 ANG Senior Leaders Maintenance Course, ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2012 Joint Task Force Commanders Course, United States Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
2013 ANG Commanders Development Course, ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2013 Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Level IV Anti-Terrorism Executive Training, McLean, Va.
2013 Masters of Business Administration, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.
2013 Joint Domestic Operations Course, Joint Force Headquarters Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
2017 Leadership in Homeland Security, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass.
2018 Senior Leader Orientation Course; Joint Base Andrews, Md. and Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas

ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 1989 – February 1990, Student Pilot, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. February 1990 – July 1990, T-37 Pilot Instructor Training Course, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. July 1990 – March 1994, T-37B Instructor Pilot, Class Commander, Executive Officer, 8th Flying Training Squadron, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Okla.
4. March 1994 – June 1994, C-130 Initial and Tactical Qualification, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
5. July 1994 – November 1997, C-130E Aircraft Commander, 52nd Airlift Squadron, 347th Composite Wing, Moody AFB, Ga.
6. December 1997 – September 2005, Aircraft Commander, Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, KC-135R; Flight Commander, Chief of Training and Tactics, 173rd Air Refueling Squadron, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska ANG, Lincoln, Neb.
7. October 2005 – February 2008, Director of Operations, 173rd Air Refueling Squadron, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska ANG, Lincoln, Neb.
8. February 2008 – September 2010, Commander, 173rd Air Refueling Squadron, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska ANG, Lincoln, Neb.
9. September 2010 – July 2011, Commander, 155th Operations Group, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska ANG, Lincoln, Neb.
10. July 2011 – March 2013, Commander, 170th Group, Nebraska ANG, Offutt AFB, Neb.
11. March 2013 – August 2014, Vice Commander, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska ANG, Lincoln, Neb.
12. August 2014 – August 2017, Commander, 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska ANG, Lincoln, Neb.
13. August 2017 – December 2017, A3/Director of Operations, Nebraska ANG; Joint Force Headquarters Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
14. December 2017 – May 2018, Assistant Adjutant General, Nebraska ANG; Joint Force Headquarters Nebraska National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.
15. June 2018 – March 2020, Deputy Director of Operations for Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations and the Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Global Operations, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
16. March 2020 – Present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 5,500
Aircraft flown: C-130E, KC-135R, OC-135, RC-135, T-37, T-38

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with nine oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Services Medal with service star
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Award with six oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 'M' device and silver hourglass
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Nebraska National Guard Homeland Defense Service Ribbon
Nebraska National Guard Service Medal with "XV" device

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jan. 27, 1989
First Lieutenant Jan. 27, 1991
Captain Jan. 27, 1993
Major Oct. 27, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel June 16, 2005
Colonel Sept. 9, 2011
Brigadier General Dec. 2, 2017
Major General Feb. 27, 2020

(Current as of January 2021)