Glen D. VanHerck

Summary

Glen David VanHerck (born October 20, 1962)[1] is a general in the United States Air Force, who serves as the commander of both United States Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. He previously served as Director of the Joint Staff from August 2019 to August 2020. He assumed his current assignment on August 20, 2020.

Glen D. VanHerck
Gen Glen D. VanHerck.jpg
Born (1962-10-20) October 20, 1962 (age 60)
Murray, Kentucky
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1987–present
RankGeneral
Commands heldUnited States Northern Command
North American Aerospace Defense Command
United States Air Force Warfare Center
509th Bomb Wing
7th Bomb Wing
325th Weapons Squadron
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (3)
Alma materUniversity of Missouri (BA)
VanHerck is sworn in by chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley, as commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM in a change of command ceremony on August 20, 2020.
VanHerck provides remarks at the 9/11 20th anniversary commemoration ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base on September 11, 2021.
VanHerck with Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at U.S. Northern Command headquarters on June 7, 2022

VanHerck was born in Murray, Kentucky, and raised in Bismarck, Missouri.[2][3] He graduated from the University of Missouri, where he was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1987.[4][5][6]

Awards and decorationsEdit

  US Air Force Command Pilot Badge
  Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
  North American Aerospace Defense Command Badge
  United States Northern Command Badge
  Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
  Defense Superior Service Medal
    Legion of Merit with two bronze oak leaf clusters
     Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  Air Medal
 
 
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
 
 
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
  Joint Service Achievement Medal
 
 
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
 
 
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
    Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
 
 
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster
  Combat Readiness Medal
 
 
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
 
 
Southwest Asia Service Medal with service star
  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  Armed Forces Service Medal
  Air and Space Campaign Medal
 
 
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
  Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon
  Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
     Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
  Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
  Air Force Training Ribbon

Effective dates of promotionEdit

Insignia Rank Date
  General August 20, 2020
  Lieutenant General September 27, 2019
  Major General May 13, 2016
  Brigadier General September 2, 2013
  Colonel September 1, 2007
  Lieutenant Colonel February 1, 2003
  Major August 1, 1998
  Captain September 16, 1991
  First Lieutenant September 16, 1989
  Second Lieutenant September 16, 1987


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Local military member commands squadron | Daily Journal News". dailyjournalonline.com. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  2. ^ "Bismarck 'native son' promoted to brigadier general | News". dailyjournalonline.com. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  3. ^ "Top Flight".
  4. ^ "LIEUTENANT GENERAL GLEN D. VANHERCK > U.S. Air Force > Biography Display". Af.mil. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  5. ^ "VanHerck to receive 'major' promotion | News". dailyjournalonline.com. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  6. ^ "VanHerck as Director of the Joint Staff". jcs.mil. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
Military offices
Preceded by
David B. Béen
Commander of the 7th Bomb Wing
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Michael Bob Starr
Preceded by Commander of the 509th Bomb Wing
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Preceded by Director of Operations of the Air Force Global Strike Command
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by Commander of the United States Air Force Warfare Center
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Peter E. Gersten
Preceded by Vice Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy of the Joint Staff
2017–2018
Succeeded by
Preceded by Vice Director of the Joint Staff
2018–2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by Director of the Joint Staff
2019–2020
Succeeded by
Preceded by Commander of the United States Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command
2020–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded byas Commander of U.S. Strategic Command Order of precedence of the United States
as Commander of U.S. Northern Command
Succeeded byas Commander of U.S. Space Command