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General Officer Pre-deployment Acculturation Course (GOPAC)

GOPAC is designed to prepare Air Force general officers (GOs) for key overseas operational and staff assignments, particularly in the Central Command area of operations. GOPAC provides formal, tailored instruction on culture/region with some focus on language/communication skills.

gopac alumni - where are they now?


Maj Gen Michael Fantini 
May '13 - Brig Gen 
Director, Global Power Programs, 
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition 
HAF, Washington, D.C. 

  Brig Gen David Hicks 
Apr '16 - Brig Gen 
Director, Strategy, Concepts, and Assessments 
HAF. Washington. D.C. 
Brig Gen Samuel Hinote 
Nov '16 - Brig Gen 
Deputy Director, Air Force Warfighting
Integration Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements
HAF, Washington, D.C.

Brig Gen Patrick Malackowski
Mar '13 - Brig Gen 
Military Deputy for Total Force-Continuum
HAF. Washngton. D.C. 

Gen Timothy Ray 
Jul '11 - Brig Gen 
Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, and Commander, Air Forces Strategic - Air, U.S. Strategic Command
Barksdale AFB, La.
  Gen John Raymond 
Feb '11 - Brig Gen 
Commander, Air Force Space Command Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command 
Peterson AFB. Colo. 
Lt Gen David Allvin
June '10 - Brig Gen (s) 
Vice Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J-5), Joint Staff,
The Pentagon
  Lt Gen Giovanni Tuck 
May '11 - Col 
Director for Logistics 
(J4), Joint Staff, The Pentagon 
Maj Gen Michael Rothstein 
Mar '14 - Brig Gen 
Commander, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine
Development and Education, and Vice Commander,
Air University  Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
  Brig Gen Darren James 
Apr '14 - Col 
Vice Commander, 18th Air Force
Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 

Maj Gen (s) Charles Corcoran 
Apr '16 - Brig Gen (s) 
Director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S Air Forces in Europe
Ramstein AB, Germany 
  Lt Gen Steven Shepro 
Mar ' 2 - Brig Gen 
21st Deputy Chairman, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee
Brussels, Belgium 
Brig Gen Phillip Stewart 
May '17 - Brig Gen (s) 
Commander, NATO Alliance 
Ground Surveillance Force (NAGSF) Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy
  Gen Tod Wolters 
Mar '11 - Brig Gen 
Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Allied Air Command, Ramstein AB. Germany; Director, Joint Air Power Competency Centre, Kalkar, Germany 
Brig Gen Joel Carey 
Apr '18 - Brig Gen (s) 
Commanding General, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) 
Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing
Kabul, Afghanistan
  Brig Gen Martin Chapin 
Apr '18 - Brig Gen 
Chief, Combined Joint Logistics Branch (CJ4) Resolute Support Headquarters
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Lt Gen Joseph Guastella 
Mar '12 - Brig Gen 
Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Combined Force Air Component Commander; U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia
  Brig Gen Thomas Hensley 
Feb '18 - Brig Gen (s) 
Director of Intelligence for the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve Southwest Asia
Maj Gen (s) David Julazadeh
Apr '15 - Brig Gen
Deputy Director of Operations,
U.S. Central Command
MacDill AFB, Fl.
  Brig Gen Clark Quinn
Jun '18 - Brig Gen (s) 
Assistant Deputy Commander for Air, and Vice Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force Resolute Support Headquarters Kabul, Afghanistan 
Maj Gen Barre Seguin
Apr '18 - Maj Gen
Commander, 9th Air and Space
Expeditionary Task Force
Commander, NATO Air Command
Deputy Commander - Air for U.S. Forces
Resolute Support Headquarters
Kabul, Afghanistan
  BGen Robert Sofge (USMC) 
May '17 - BGen (s) 
Director, Combined Joint Operations Center - Baghdad 
Deputy Commander - Operations CJFLCC-Operation Inherent Resolve 
Brig Gen Adrian Spain 
Feb '18 - Brig Gen (s)
Commander, 380th AEW
Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE 
  Brig Gen Craig Wills
Feb 18' - Brig Gen
Deputy Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation
Baghdad, Iraq
Maj Gen Christopher Craige 
Apr '15 - Col 
Director, Strategy, Engagement, and Programs, U.S. Africa Command
Stuttgart-Mohringen, Germany 
  Lt Gen Jerry Martinez 
Nov '09 - Brig Gen (s)
Commander, U.S. Forces Japan Commander, 5th Air Force, PACAF
Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Maj Gen Andrew Croft 
Mar '17 - Brig Gen 
Commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, and Commander, Air Forces Southern. U.S. Southern Command
Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. 
  Maj Gen (s) Vincent Becklund 
Feb '16 - Brig Gen 
Special Assistant to the Commander, AFSOC 
Hurlburt Field, Fla.
    Updated: December 2018 

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