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Brig. Gen. Francis N. Detorie

Brig. Gen. Francis N. Detorie serves as the Chief of Staff - Air, Connecticut National Guard, responsible for the 1,200 Connecticut Air National Guard members that make up its operational and support units. General Detorie is a key military adviser for Air Force matters to The Adjutant General (TAG–CT) and serves as a representative of the Air National Guard senior leadership on the Adjutant General’s joint Army/Air National Guard state headquarters staff.

General Detorie is a 1988 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, after which he attended Pilot Training at Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas. His first duty assignment was as an A-10 fighter pilot with the “Flying Tigers,” 23rd Fighter Wing at England AFB, Louisiana. In 1997, General Detorie joined the CTANG as a “Flying Yankees” A-10 pilot, 118th Fighter Squadron. He served as flight commander, Operations Support Flight commander, Joint Force Headquarters Director of Operations, and Wing Commander within the organization. He also served as the Assistant Adjutant General – Air at the Joint Force Headquarters level. Additionally, General Detorie deployed to Southwest Asia five times in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, VIGILANT WARRIOR, and IRAQI FREEDOM.
1988 Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy
1989 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese AFB, Texas
1995 Squadron Officer School, in residence
2003 Air Command and Staff College, in residence
2007 Air War College, by correspondence

1. October 1988 - June 1990, student pilot, 64th Student Squadron, Reese AFB, Texas
2. June 1990 - March 1992, A-10 Pilot, 75th Fighter Squadron, 74th Fighter Squadron, 76th Fighter Squadron, England AFB, La.
3. March 1992 - March 1994, A-10 Aircraft Commander, 75th Fighter Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
4. March 1994 - March 1995, Chief, A-10 Pilot, 23rd Operations Group Stan-Eval, Pope AFB, N.C.
5. March 1995 - April 1997, A/OA-10 Instructor Pilot, 355th Operations Support Squadron, 357th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
6. April 1997 - October 1997, Chief of Scheduling, 357th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
7. October 1997 - December 1998, A-10A Pilot, 118th Fighter Squadron, Bradley ANG Base, Conn.
8. December 1998 - October 2004, “C” Flight Commander, Bradley ANG Base, Conn.
9. October 2004 - April 2006, Assistant Operations Officer, 118th Fighter Squadron, Bradley ANG Base, Conn.
10. April 2006 - July 2008, Commander, 103rd Operations Support Flight, Bradley ANG Base, Conn.
11. July 2008 - March 2009, Director of Operations, Joint Force Headquarters, Conn.
12. March 2009 - November 2017, Commander, 103rd Airlift Wing, Bradley ANG Base, Conn.
13. November 2017 - September 2018, Assistant Adjutant General, East Granby, CT
14. September 2018 - Present, Chief of Staff, JFH-CT/COS, E. Granby, Conn.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 10,000 with approximately 200 combat hours
Aircraft flown: A-10, AT38, C-21, C-130H, T37, T38 and various commercial aircraft

Legion of Merit Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor device and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with silver oak leaf and bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border

Second Lieutenant June 1, 1988
First Lieutenant June 1, 1990
Captain June 1, 1992
Major Oct. 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel March 2, 2004
Colonel July 11, 2008
Brigadier General Nov. 21, 2017