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Arctic eTalks - September 2021 - featuring Lt. Gen. David A. Krumm
Lt. Gen. David A. Krumm is the Commander, Alaskan Command, United States Northern
Command; Commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and Commander, North American
Aerospace Defense Command Region, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Joint
Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He is the senior military officer in Alaska, responsible
for the integration of all military activities in the Alaskan joint operations area,
synchronizing the activities of more than 21,000 active-duty and reserve forces from
all services. As Commander of the Alaskan Region of the North American Aerospace Defense
Command, Lt. Gen. Krumm directs operations to ensure effective surveillance, monitoring
and defense of the region’s airspace. He is also responsible for the planning and
execution of all homeland defense operations within the area of responsibility, including
security and civil support actions. Lt. Gen. Krumm also commands Eleventh Air Force,
overseeing the training and readiness of five wings and Air Force installations located
in Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam.
Lt. Gen. Krumm entered the Air Force as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force
ROTC program at Auburn University. He has served in a variety of flying, staff and
command assignments and has commanded at the flight, squadron and wing level. Prior
to his current position, Lt. Gen. Krumm was the Director of Global Power Programs,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and
Logistics, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virgina. He was responsible for the direction,
planning and programming of more than 150 Air Force, joint service and international
programs which include the F-15, F-16, F- 22, F-35, Minuteman III, B-1, B-2, Joint
Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, B61 and
Ground Based Strategic Deterrent programs with a $22 billion annual budget.
Lt. Gen. Krumm is a command pilot with more than 3,000 hours in the T-37, T-38, F-15C
and F-22. During his career he flew combat missions in support of Operation Southern
1989 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
1990 Master of Education, Mathematics, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
1997 Weapons Instructor Course, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base,
Nev. 1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2005 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2008 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2008 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2009 Phase II, Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College,
Norfolk, Va. 2010 Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
2012 Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge,
2014 Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course, Naples, Italy
2015 Combined Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard Kennedy School,
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2017 Combined/Joint Force Land Component Commander Course, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2018 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1990-August 1991, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base,
2. September 1991-June 1992, Student, F-15 Replacement Training Unit, Tyndall AFB,
3. June 1992-December 1996, Wingman, Flight Instructor, Mission Commander and Flight
Examiner, 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
4. January 1997-December 1999, Chief of Squadron Weapons and Tactics and Flight Commander,
390th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
5. January 2000-October 2002, Assistant Operations Officer, 85th Test and Evaluation
Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
6. November 2002-August 2004, Chief of F-22 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation,
Edwards AFB, Calif.
7. September 2004-August 2006, Operations Officer, 43rd Fighter Squadron and 325th
Operations Support Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
8. August 2006-June 2008, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
9. July 2008-June 2010, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow, assigned to the U.S.
Department of State, Washington, D.C.
10. June 2010-June 2012, Commander, 49th Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
11. July 2012-May 2013, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard
University, Cambridge, Mass.
12. June 2013-June 2014, Principal Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense,
Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
13. July 2014-April 2016, Vice Commander, Fifth Air Force, and Director, Pacific Air
Forces Joint Air Component Command Element, Yokota AB, Japan
14. May 2016-July 2016, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force,
Headquarters U.S. Air Force , the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
15. July 2016-July 2018, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development
(J8), the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
16. July 2018-June 2019, Director of Strategic Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of
Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon,
17. June 2019-April 2020, Director, Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant
Secretary Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
18. April 2020-present, Commander, Alaskan Region, North American Aerospace Defense
Command, Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command and Commander, Eleventh
Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AlaskaSUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2008-June 2010, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow, assigned to the China
Desk, U.S. Department of State, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a colonel
2. June 2013-June 2014, Principal Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense,
Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a colonel
3. July 2016-July 2017, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development
(J8), the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a major general
4. April 2020-present, Commander, Alaskan Region, North American Aerospace Defense
Command, Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command and Commander, Eleventh
Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, as a lieutenant
Rating: command pilot
Flight Hours: more than 3,000
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, F-15C, and F-22AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement MedalEFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 4, 1989
First Lieutenant Dec. 4, 1991
Captain Dec. 4, 1993
Major March 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2004
Colonel Oct. 1, 2008
Brigadier General Aug. 15, 2014
Major General June 2, 2018
Lieutenant General April 20, 2020