Former Vice Director for Joint Force Development US Joint Staff
Maj Gen Thomas Deale was the Vice Director for Joint Force Development
on the Joint Staff, Washington D.C. Supporting the Director, he provided
oversight and direction of a diverse organization of more than 1,500 military
and civilian members that provides for joint training, joint education, joint
force development, concept development, operational analysis, joint doctrine,
lesson learned and capabilities development activities to achieve the National
Military Strategy and the Chairman of the Joint Chief’s vision for the future
joint force. General Deale entered the Air Force in 1987 after graduating from
the U.S. Air Force Academy. His diverse background includes positions in
operations/plans, battlefield command and control, doctrine, international
affairs, manpower/personnel and professional military education. His command
assignments include a fighter squadron, operations group, fighter wing and the
Air Command and Staff College. He also commanded both the 451st Air
Expeditionary Wing and the 455th AEW in Afghanistan. His staff assignments
include the Air Force Doctrine Center, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and the
Joint Staff. Prior to joining the Joint Staff, he served as the director of
operations, Air Combat Command. General Deale is a command pilot with more than
3,000 flight hours and has deployed and flown combat missions over Iraq,
Afghanistan and Syria in the A-10 Thunderbolt II and MQ-9 Reaper.
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