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Assistant Adjutant General (air)

February 08, 2012

Brigadier General Carol A. Timmons

Brigadier General Carol A. Timmons is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Delaware National Guard and also serves as Commander, Delaware Air National Guard. She is responsible for providing trained, equipped, and mission ready forces in support of federal mobilization requirements and state emergency operations. General Timmons develops plans, programs, and policies in support of Delaware C-130 Wing and maintains liaison with major commands and the National Guard Bureau.

In 1980, General Timmons earned her commission through Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, where she was an honor graduate. In 1981, she earned her Army pilot wings from Fort Rucker, Alabama and in 1984, she was awarded her Air Force pilot wings from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Prior to earning her commission, General Timmons served in the rank of airman basic as a Law Enforcement Apprentice for the Delaware Air National Guard's 166th Security Forces Squadron. General Timmons is a veteran of numerous contingencies to include Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Joint Guard, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Her deployed command experience includes 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Commander and 455th Deputy Operations Group Commander.

EDUCATION:
  • 1984 Wilmington University, Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Concentration in Aeronautical and Aviation Management, New Castle, Delaware
  • 2000 Air War College, by correspondence
ASSIGNMENTS:
  • August 1980 - August 1984, Section Leader/Pilot UH-1, Company B, 150th Combat Aviation Brigade, Delaware Army National Guard, New Castle, Delaware
  • August 1984 - November 1984, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 82nd Student Squadron, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
  • November 1984 - November 1985, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma
  • November 1985 - April 1986, Pilot Initial Qualification Training, 443rd Military Airlift Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
  • April 1986 - December 1988, Pilot Transport, 335rd Military Airlift Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
  • December 1988 - June 1991, First Pilot, 335rd Military Airlift Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey
  • June 1991 - June 1992, Co-Pilot C-130H, 142nd Airlift Squadron, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • June 1992 - August 1994, Aircraft Commander C-130H, 142nd Airlift Squadron, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • August 1994 - December 1997, Current Operations Officer, 166th Operations Support Flight, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • December 1997 - December 1999, Pilot/Flight Leader, 142nd Airlift Squadron, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • December 1999 - January 2002, Assistant, Chief Pilot, 142nd Airlift Squadron, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • January 2002 - May 2005, Assistant, Operations Officer, 142nd Airlift Squadron, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • May 2005 - March 2007, Commander, 142nd Airlift Squadron, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • March 2007 - February 2009, Commander, 166th Operations Group, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • February 2009 - August 2010, Director of Operations, Headquarters, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • August 2010 - December 2011, Director of Joint Staff, Headquarters, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
  • January 2012 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Delaware National Guard, Headquarters, Delaware Air National Guard, New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware
FLIGHT INFORMATION:
  • Rating: Command Pilot
  • Flight Hours: More than 5,200
  • Aircraft flown: C-130H, C-141, UH-1
  • Pilot wings from: Fort Rucker, Alabama and Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
  • Bronze Star
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Air Medal (with Four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Aerial Achievement Medal (with Two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with Valor Device and Three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
  • Combat Readiness Medal (with One Silver and Three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal (with One Bronze Star)
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with One Bronze Star)
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal (with Three Bronze Stars)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Two Bronze Stars)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal (with Two Bronze Stars)
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal (with One Bronze Star)
  • Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Short Tour) (with One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with Gold Border and One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Air Force Longevity Service (with One Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with One Silver Hourglass and "M" Device)
  • Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (with Bronze Star)
  • Air Force Training Ribbon (with One Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • NATO Medal
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait
  • Delaware National Guard Medal
  • Delaware National Guard Distinguished Service Medal
  • Delaware National Guard Medal for Military Merit (with Bronze Numeral 2)
  • Delaware National Guard National Defense Service Ribbon
  • Delaware National Guard Medal for Service in Aid to Civil Authority
  • Delaware National Guard Physical Fitness Ribbon (with Bronze Numeral 4)
  • Mississippi Emergency Service Medal
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:

First Officer on the B-767-757 with United Airlines with over 10,000 hours of total flying time

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • National Guard Association of the United States Lifetime Member
  • Air Force Association Member
  • Association of the United States Army Member
  • Military Officers Association of America Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Lifetime Member
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 2004 Inducted into the Delaware Women's Hall of Fame
  • 2007 Inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

  • Second Lieutenant 15 August 1980
  • First Lieutenant 24 August 1984
  • Captain 15 August 1987
  • Major 16 December 1993
  • Lieutenant Colonel 11 October 2000
  • Colonel 26 April 2007
  • Brigadier General 5 April 2011
(Current as of February 2012)