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Tod D. Wolters
|Born||October 13, 1960|
Hiawatha, Kansas, U.S.
|Service/||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1982–2022|
Tod Daniel Wolters(born October 13, 1960) is a retired United States Air Force four-star general who last served as the commander of U.S. European Command and concurrently as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). He previously served as the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa. He assumed his capstone assignment at the European Command in Germany on May 2, 2019 and at the Allied Command in Belgium on May 3, 2019.
The son of Air Force Brigadier General Thomas E. Wolters, [ citation needed ]Wolters received his commission in 1982 as a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He has commanded the 19th Fighter Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; the 1st Operations Group, Langley AFB, Virginia; the 485th Air Expeditionary Wing, Saudi Arabia; the 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB, Texas; the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, Florida; the 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan; and the Twelfth Air Force, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. He has fought in operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Wolters served in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, as Director of Legislative Liaison, and in Headquarters' staff positions at United States Pacific Command, Headquarters United States Air Force, and Air Force Space Command.[ citation needed ]
Prior to Wolters' appointment as SACEUR, he was the Director for Operations, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. He assisted the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in fulfilling his responsibilities as the principal military advisor to the President and Secretary of Defense. Wolters develops and provides strategic guidance to the combatant commands and relays communications between the President and the Secretary of Defense to the combatant commanders regarding current operations and plans.
Wolters is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours in the F-15C, F-22, OV-10, T-38 and A-10 aircraft.[ citation needed ]
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: more than 4,990
Aircraft flown: F-15C, F-22, OV-10, T-38, and A-10
|Badge||US Air Force Command Pilot Badge|
|Badge||Basic Space Operations Badge|
|1st row||Defense Distinguished Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters||Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|2nd row||Defense Superior Service Medal||Legion of Merit with two bronze oak leaf clusters||Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|3rd row||Defense Meritorious Service Medal||Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters||Air Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|4th row||Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters||Joint Service Commendation Medal||Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|5th row||Air Force Achievement Medal||Air Force Combat Action Medal||Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster|
|6th row||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and three bronze oak leaf clusters||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (second ribbon to denote fifth award)||Army Superior Unit Award|
|7th row||Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster||Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster||National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|8th row||Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal||Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze service star||Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze service star|
|9th row||Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal||Global War on Terrorism Service Medal||Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon|
|10th row||Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters||Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame and one bronze oak leaf cluster||Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters|
|11th row||Air Force Longevity Service Award (second ribbon to denote tenth award)||Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze service star||Air Force Training Ribbon|
|12th row||NATO Medal for service with ISAF||SICOFAA Legion of Merit, Grand Cross||Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)|
|Badge||United States European Command Badge|
|Badge||Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge|
|Badge||Headquarters Air Force Badge|
|General||August 11, 2016|
|Lieutenant General||September 24, 2013|
|Major General||August 2, 2011|
|Brigadier General||November 2, 2007|
|Colonel||July 1, 2002|
|Lieutenant Colonel||January 1, 1998|
|Major||March 1, 1994|
|Captain||June 2, 1986|
|First Lieutenant||June 2, 1984|
|Second Lieutenant||June 2, 1982|
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This article incorporates public domain material from General Tod D. Wolters Biography. United States Air Force.