Lt. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville is the Commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region - 1st Air Force, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. As the Combined Force Air Component Commander for North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Joint Force Air Component Commander for U.S. Northern Command, Lt. Gen. Sasseville oversees three distinct missions: homeland air defense for the continental United States, aerial support of civil authorities and theater security cooperation for North America. Additionally, 1st Air Force ensures the operational readiness of assigned, aligned, or gained forces for homeland defense, defense support for civil authorities and world-wide Air Expeditionary Forces missions.
Lt. Gen. Sasseville graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in international affairs. Following pilot and aircraft training, he served in various operational units in U.S. Air Forces Europe, Tactical Air Command/Air Combat Command and Pacific Air Forces. After his last active duty assignment, he joined the District of Columbia Air National Guard. He has held squadron, group and wing command positions. He also served as the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to Turkey.
Prior to assuming his current assignment, Lt. Gen. Sasseville was the Deputy Director, Air National Guard, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.
1985 Bachelor of Science, International Affairs, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1991 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
1991 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Master of Science, Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1997 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2004 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education–Reserve Component, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2007 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2009 Joint Task Force Commanders Course, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2012 National Security Studies Management Course, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y.
2015 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2015 Senior Executive Seminar, George C. Marshall Center, Garmish, Germany
2016 Advanced Senior Leader Development Program, Council for Logistics Research, Warrenton, Va.
2017 Fellow, Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2017 Combined Force Air Component Commanders Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 Joint Flag Warfighting Officer Course, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.
1. June 1985-June 1986, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
2. June 1986-August 1986, Lead-In Fighter Training, 479th Tactical Training Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. August 1986-March 1987, F-16 Replacement Training Unit, 72nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. April 1987-April 1989, Tactical Fighter Pilot, F-16, 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Torrejon Air Base, Spain
5. May 1989-October 1991, F-16 Instructor Pilot, 309th TFS, Homestead AFB, Fla.
6. November 1991-June 1992, Standardization and Evaluation Flight Examiner, 309th TFS, Homestead AFB, Fla.
7. June 1992-October 1992, Chief, Weapons and Tactics, 309th Fighter Squadron, Homestead AFB, Fla.
8. October 1992–February 1995, F-16 Pilot, A-Flight Commander, 13th FS, Misawa AB, Japan
9. February 1995–July 1995, Chief, Wing Standardization and Evaluation, 35th Operations Group, Misawa AB, Japan
10.July 1995–February 1996, Chief, F-16C Block 50 Test Operations and F-16C Instructor Pilot, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
11. March 1996–September 1997, Chief, Wing Weapons and Tactics, 57th Operations Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
12. September 1997–May 1998, Assistant Operations Officer, F-16C/D Instructor Pilot, 80th FS, Kunsan AB, South Korea
13. June 1998–May 1999, F-16 Instructor Pilot/F-22 Program Manager, 422nd TES, Nellis AFB, Nev.
14. May 1999–March 2001, Chief, Weapons and Tactics, F-16C Instructor Pilot, 113th Operations Support Flight, Washington, D.C. Air National Guard, Andrews AFB, Md.
15. March 2001–June 2002, Director of Operations, 121st FS, Washington, D.C. ANG, Andrews AFB, Md.
16. July 2002–March 2005, Commander, 121st FS, Andrews AFB, Md.
17. April 2005–March 2008, Commander, 113th OG, Washington, D.C. ANG, Andrews AFB, Md.
18. March 2008–July 2010, Vice Wing Commander, 113th Wing, Washington, D.C. ANG, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
19. July 2010–July 2012, Deputy Director for Readiness, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.
20. July 2012–March 2014, Commander, 113th Wing, JB Andrews, Md.
21. March 2014–June 2016, Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, Turkey
22. June 2016–January 2017, Special Assistant to the Director, ANG for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
23. January 2017–June 2019, Deputy Director, ANG, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
24. June 2019–present, Commander, 1st Air Force and Commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2010–July 2012, Deputy Director for Readiness, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
2. March 2014–June 2016, Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, Turkey, as a brigadier general
Rating: command pilot
Flight Hours: more than 3,300
Aircraft Flown: T-41, T-37, T-38, F16, B-747, B-727, C-38
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Air Force Association, Lifetime Member
National Guard Association of the United States and District of Columbia
Order of the Daedalians
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 29, 1985
First Lieutenant May 29, 1987
Captain May 29, 1989
Major Jan. 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 18, 2001
Colonel April 21, 2005
Brigadier General Aug. 3, 2012
Major General June 22, 2016
Lieutenant General June 18, 2019
(Current as of July 2019)