General Cluff graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991,
attended intelligence officer training at Goodfellow Air Force Base,
Texas and later earned his pilot wings at Columbus AFB, Mississippi. He
flew multiple blocks of the F-16 in three operational assignments as
well as in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. He has flown the MQ-1,
RQ-4, MQ-9 and RQ-170 Remotely Piloted Aircraft in various assignments
and has been assigned to numerous operational, command and staff
positions. Additionally, he served in Kabul, Afghanistan, as Deputy
Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force – Afghanistan and
International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Assistant Deputy
Chief of Staff – Air.
General Cluff commanded the 17th Reconnaissance Squadron, as well as the 432d Wing/432d Air Expeditionary Wing, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. Prior to his assignment to 25th Air Force, he served as Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Washington, D.C.