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Lt. General T. Michael Moseley: commander of U.S.-led air

Name: Lt. General T. Michael Moseley

Job: Commander, Air Force component of the U.S. Central Command and 9th Air Force, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

Age: 53

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Born: Sept. 3, 1949, Dallas

Grew up in Paris, Texas, and Grand Prairie, Texas.

Father was a masonry contractor; mother worked in Dallas County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office

Married Jennie Willmann of Arlington, Texas, in 1971

Two children, ages 27 and 28

Present home in the United States: Sumter County, S.C.

Leisure activities: hunting, antique collecting

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Bachelor of Arts, political science, 1971,

Master of Arts, political science, 1972

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Entered Air Force in 1972

Student pilot and instructor, Webb AFB, Texas, 1973-77.

F-15 assignments in New Mexico, Nevada and Japan during the 1980s.

National War College, Washington, D.C., Chief of Staff of Air Force chair, 1990-92.

Commander, 33rd Operations Group, Eglin AFB, Fla. 1992-94.

Commander, 57th Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev., 1996-1997.

Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, 1997-99.

Director of Air Force legislative liaison office, 1999-2001.

Current command, Nov., 2001-present

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