Marshall Bradley Webb
File:MarshallBWebb.jpg
Born (1961-11-27) November 27, 1961 (age 59)
Allegiance 22x20px United States
Service/branch Template:Air force
Years of service 1984–present
Rank 25px Brigadier General
Commands held Twenty-Third Air Force
1st Special Operations Wing
352nd Special Operations Group
20th Special Operations Squadron
Battles/wars Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Awards Bronze Star
Legion of Merit (2)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (3)

Marshall Bradley "Brad" Webb (born November 27, 1961)[1] is a United States Air Force brigadier general who serves as the current Assistant Commanding General of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).[2] Webb was involved in the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. Webb was seated by President Barack Obama in the situation room during the mission.[3]

Military career[edit | edit source]

General Webb is a command pilot with more than 3,700 flying hours (mostly in helicopters), including 117 combat hours in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia. The general has commanded the 20th Special Operations Squadron, the 352nd Special Operations Group, the 1st Special Operations Wing and the 23rd Air Force. His staff assignments include duty at the Joint Special Operations Command and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy).

Education[edit | edit source]

  • 1984 Bachelor of Science degree in biology, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • 1990 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
  • 1994 Master of Science degree in international relations, Troy State University, Ala.
  • 1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 1998 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
  • 2003 Air War College, by correspondence
  • 2004 Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC.
  • 2006 Senior Leader Seminar, Brookings Institution/European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht, Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium
  • 2007 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2008 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.

Assignments[edit | edit source]

  1. July 1984 - May 1985, student, undergraduate pilot training (helicopter), Fort Rucker, Ala.
  2. May 1985 - July 1985, UH-1N upgrade training, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
  3. August 1985 - November 1987, UH-1N pilot, Detachment 4, 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
  4. November 1987- July 1994, MH-53H/J pilot, instructor pilot and flight examiner, 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  5. July 1994 - July 1997, MH-53J flight examiner, group flight safety officer and flight commander 352nd Special Operations Group, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England
  6. August 1997 - June 1998, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  7. July 1998 - September 1998, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
  8. September 1998 - September 2000, action officer, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  9. September 2000 - June 2003, assistant operations officer, operations officer, and Commander, 20th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  10. August 2003 - June 2004, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  11. June 2004 - June 2005, Deputy Director, Northern Gulf, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  12. June 2005 - June 2007, Commander, 352nd Special Operations Group and Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Europe, RAF Mildenhall, England
  13. July 2007 - November 2008, Commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla. (January 2008 - February 2008, Commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Joint Base Balad, Iraq)
  14. November 2008 - April 2009, special assistant to the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  15. April 2009 - June 2010, Commander, 23rd Air Force, and Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  16. July 2010 – present, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Summary of joint assignments[edit | edit source]

  1. September 1998 - September 2000, action officer, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Headquarters Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., as a Major and Lieutenant Colonel
  2. June 2004 - June 2005, Deputy Director, Northern Gulf, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a Lieutenant Colonel
  3. June 2005 - June 2007, Commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Europe, RAF Mildenhall, England (August 2006 - September 2006, Commander, Task Force Alpha, Joint Task Force - Lebanon, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus), as a Colonel
  4. January 2008 - February 2008, Commander, Joint Special Operations Air Component, Special Operations Command Central, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, as a Colonel
  5. July 2010 – present, Assistant Commanding General, Headquarters Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Flight information[edit | edit source]

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

File:Obama and Biden await updates on bin Laden.jpg

Webb is operating the laptop which is providing the live drone feed monitoring the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

100px US Air Force Command Pilot Badge
100px Parachutist Badge
100px Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Legion of Merit with bronze oak leaf cluster
60px Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
60px Air Force Commendation Medal
60px Joint Service Achievement Medal
60px Air Force Combat Action Medal
60px Presidential Unit Citation
Gallant Unit Citation with bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three bronze oak leaf clusters
60px Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
60px Air Force Recognition Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze service stars
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze service stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze service star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze service star
60px Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
60px Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
60px Armed Forces Service Medal
60px Humanitarian Service Medal
60px Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver oak leaf cluster
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze service star
60px Air Force Training Ribbon
60px NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia
60px Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
60px Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Other achievements

  • 1996 Cheney Award for most valorous flight of the year in humanitarian regard

Effective dates of promotion[edit | edit source]

Promotions
Insignia Rank Date
20px Brigadier General December 4, 2009
25px Colonel July 1, 2005
20px Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
20px Major April 1, 1996
15px Captain May 30, 1988
6px First Lieutenant May 30, 1986
6px Second Lieutenant May 30, 1984

References[edit | edit source]

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