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October 19, 2017

9/29/2017 1:14:00 PM
Colonel Brian R. Bruckbauer promoted to Brigadier General

When individals calling the Lakaland their "home town" area, their accomplishments don't only make mom and dad proud, but the entire community.

On Tuesday, September 5 in Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, was officially pinned with a General's Star by his wife Stacye Bruckbauer and Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle.

Brig. Gen. Bruckbauer's career title is Air Traffic Control and Airfield Operations. He is the first officer in the 70 year history of the Air Force to be promoted to Brigadier General.

Brig. Gen. Bruckbauer, son of Bob and Jeanette Bruckbauer graduated from Northland High School in 1988. He entered the Air Force in 1992 through Air Force ROTC and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He began his career as an Airfield Operations officer and served in a variety of flight command positions and on the staff at Air Force Flight Standards Agency. He has commanded a Joint Base and Air Base Wing, Expeditionary Mission Support Group and Operations Support Squadron.

He has served in a variety of Air Staff and Joint positions to include Aide de Camp to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington D.C., the Chief, European CoTheater Security Cooperation and Political-Military Affairs at U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Caihingen, Germany; Deputy Director, Force Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; and Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Prior to his current assignment, he was the Senior U.S. Air Force Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, New York.

Brig. Gen. Bruckbauer is currently the Director of Expeditionary Support, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He leads a team that delivers worldwide expeditionary installation and mission support capabilities to customers at the headquarters, major command and installation levels. He and his team support the oversight and resourcing of enterprise-wide IMS readiness, training and equipment, while also providing operational level planning and support to the warfighter through the execution of functional area manager duties for al IMS capabilities and the management of operational readiness requirements on over 900 core unit type codes. Additionally, his directorate provides Airmen across the IMS enterprise access to formal mission-ready training and functional specialty training, as well as analysis of current and future agile combat support mission requirements.

Bruckbauer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN in 1992. He completed Squadron Officer School in 1997 from Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. In 2000 he received a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and went onto earn a Master of Arts in National Security Strategic Studies from College of Naval Command and Staff in Newport, RI in 2004.

Bruckbauer went on to complete a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy in 2011 from National War College, Washington D.C. His most recent education was in 2015 when he attended Enterprise Leadership Seminar at University of North Carolina Keenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill.

Bruckbauer holds including Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with an Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with Three Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal (with Two Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Achievement Medal (with an Oak Leaf Cluster), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and NATO Medal.

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, with headquarters in Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, where Bruckbauer is currently assigned, is one of six specialized centers assigned to air Force Materiel Command. AFIMSC serves as the single intermediate-level headquarters responsible for providing installation and mission support capabilities to 77 Air Force installations, nine major commands and two direct reporting units with an annual budget of approximately $10 billion. The AFIMSC cross-functional team provides globally integrated management, resourcing and combat support operations for Airman and family services, base communications, chaplain, civil engineering, contracting, logistics readiness, public affairs, security forces and financial management programs.


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