General McMullen received his Air Force commission through Officer Training School in March 1988. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and also served as an instructor pilot there. In 2001, he attended the Air Force School of Advanced Airpower Studies at Maxwell AFB, Ala., and also graduated from the National War College, Fort McNair,Washington, D.C., in 2006. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 hours in the F-15C, F-22A, MC-12W, and the C-130J.
Prior to his current assignment, General McMullen served as the Director, Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration. In this position, the general devised and implemented policy, obtained resources and developed concepts of operation to ensure U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa are organized, trained and equipped to meet combatant command requirements. Assigned and allocated forces provide integrated air and missile defense, aeromedical evacuation, cyberspace operations, airfield operations and support, aerial refueling, weather, combat aerial delivery, operational support airlift and distinguished visitor airlift, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and precision strike in the European and Africa Command areas of responsibility and for other Combatant Commands when tasked.
1985 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1986 Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
1996 U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2000 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2001 School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, AL
2006 National War College, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2012 Capstone Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Ft. Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2013 Steadfast Pyramid, Latvian National Defense College, Riga, Latvia
2013 Joint Forces Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2014 Coalition Forces Land Component Commander Course, Carlisle Barracks, PA
April 1988 - May 1989, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, TX
May 1989 - July 1989, student, lead-in fighter training, Holloman AFB, NM
August 1989 - January 1990, student, F-15C initial qualification training, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
January 1990 - June 1993, F-15C instructor pilot and mission commander, 27th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
June 1993 - May 1997, F-15C instructor pilot, flight commander, weapons officer, 2nd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, FL.
June 1997 - July 1999, F-15C WIC instructor pilot, flight commander, F-15C Division, Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
August 1999 - May 2000, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
June 2000 - June 2001, student, School of Advanced Airpowers Studies, Maxwell AFB, AL.
July 2001 - September 2002, Chief of Combat Plans, 56th Air Operations Squadron, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
September 2002 - December 2002, Chief of Safety, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England
December 2002 - May 2003, Director of Operations, 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England
May 2003 - June 2005, Commander, 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England
June 2005 - August 2006, student, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
August 2006 - May 2008, Commander, 366th Operations Group, Mountain Home AFB, ID
May 2008 - August 2009, Chief, Combating WMD Division, JSJ5, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
August 2009 - June 2010, Chief, Partnership Strategy Division, JS J5, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
June 2010 - September 2011, Commander, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
September 2011- November 2012, Commander, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, FL
November 2012 - April 2014, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Headquarters Allied Air Command
April 2014 - April 2015, Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan; Commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan, and Deputy Commander - Air, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan
June 2015 - January 2017, Director, Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
January 2017 - Present, Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA