Brigadier General GIOVANNI K. TUCK

Brig. Gen. Giovanni K. Tuck is the Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The directorate is responsible for policy, guidance and oversight of Air Force air and weather operations, training and sourcing. It is the largest directorate on the Air Staff with more than 1,760 personnel, 18 divisions and four field operating agencies, including the Air Force Operations Group, Air Force Flight Standards Agency, Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation, and Air Force Weather Agency.

General Tuck graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a command pilot with more than 4,800 flying hours and he has served in numerous supervisory and leadership positions to include the Commander of the 905th Air Refueling Squadron at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.; Commander of the 15th Airlift Wing at Hickam AFB, Hawaii; Commander of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia; and the Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency, Energy. General Tuck has deployed supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

1987 Bachelor of Science degree, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 Master of Arts, International Relations, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
2000 Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2005 Air War College, by correspondence
2007 Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, Ft. Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2010 National Security Studies Program, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2011 Senior Executive Fellowship, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


  1. June 1987 - June 1988, student, undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, Okla.
  2. July 1988 - May 1992, C-141B instructor aircraft commander, McChord AFB, Wash.
  3. May 1992 - August 1994, C-21A flight examiner aircraft commander, Andrews AFB, Md.
  4. August 1994 - June 1996, CJCS Exercise and Contingency director, Tanker Airlift Control Center and Regional Plans.
  5. Officer, Directorate of Operations, HQ AMC, Scott AFB, Ill.
  6. June 1996 - July 1999, KC-10 instructor aircraft commander and executive officer, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.
  7. August 1999 - July 2000, student, Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport, R.I.
  8. July 2000 - August 2003, Joint mobility operations officer, executive officer, and aide-de-camp, U.S. Transportation.
  9. Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
  10. August 2003 - July 2005, Commander, 905th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
  11. July 2005 - July 2006, Division chief, AMC Senior Leader Management Office, Scott AFB, Ill.
  12. July 2006 - June 2007, student, National War College, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  13. June 2007 - June 2008, Vice Commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif.
  14. June 2008 - May 2010, Commander, 15th Airlift Wing, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
  15. June 2010 - June 2011, Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  16. June 2011 - June 2012, Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia.
  17. June 2012 - Jun 2014, Commander, Defense Logistics Agency, Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.
  18. June 2014 - present, Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 4,800
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, B-1B, C-141B, C-17A, C-21A, E-8C, KC-10A, KC-135R/T, RC-135V/W, UH-1

Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars
Kuwaiti Liberation Medal

Second Lieutenant May 27, 1987
First Lieutenant May 27, 1989
Captain May 27, 1991
Major March 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel Feb. 1, 2003
Colonel Jan. 1, 2007
Brigadier General Nov. 18, 2011

(Current as of October 2014)