Maj. Gen. David A. Krumm is the Director of Strategic Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. In this role, he is responsible for the development, analysis, evaluation and integration of the resource allocation plan to meet worldwide air, space and cyber requirements. His directorate also analyzes Air Force core mission areas and reviews legislative, policy and operations as they relate to the total force to create a more unified Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. General Krumm is also engaged in the Air Force Global Posture Policy, International Standardization and Combatant Commanders Regional plan assessments.
General Krumm entered the Air Force as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Auburn University. He has served in a variety of flying, staff and command assignments and has commanded at the flight, squadron and wing level. During his career, he flew combat missions in support of Operation Southern Watch.
The general is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and a command pilot with more than 3,000 hours.
1989 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
1990 Master of Education, Mathematics, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
1996 Weapons Instructor Course, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2005 Air War College, by correspondence
2008 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2008 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2009 Phase II, Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2010 Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
2012 Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2014 Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course, Naples, Italy
2015 Combined Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2017 Combined/Joint Force Land Component Commander Course, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2018 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. June 1990–August 1991, student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. September 1991–June 1992, student, F-15 Replacement Training Unit, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
3. June 1992–December 1996, Wingman, Flight Instructor, Mission Commander and Flight Examiner, 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
4. January 1997–December 1999, Chief of Squadron Weapons and Tactics and Flight Commander, 390th Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
5. January 2000–October 2002, Assistant Operations Officer, 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
6. November 2002–August 2004, Chief of F-22 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, Edwards AFB, Calif.
7. September 2004–August 2006, Operations Officer, 43rd Fighter Squadron and 325th Operations Support Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
8. August 2006–June 2008, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
9. July 2008–June 2010, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow, assigned to the U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.
10. June 2010–June 2012, Commander, 49th Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
11. July 2012–May 2013, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
12. June 2013–June 2014, Principal Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
13. July 2014–April 2016, Vice Commander, 5th Air Force, and Director, Pacific Air Forces Joint Air Component Command Element, Yokota AB, Japan
14. May 2016–July 2016, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Air Staff, Arlington, Va.
15. July 2016–July 2018, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), the Joint Staff, Arlington, Va.
16. July 2018–present, Director of Strategic Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2008–June 2010, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Fellow, assigned to the China Desk, U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C., as a colonel
2. June 2013–June 2014, Principal Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a colonel
3. July 2016–July 2018, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), the Joint Staff, Arlington, Va., as a major general
Rating: Command pilot
Flight Hours: More than 3,000
Aircraft Flown: F-15C, F-22
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 4, 1989
First Lieutenant Dec. 4, 1991
Captain Dec. 4, 1993
Major March 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2004
Colonel Oct. 1, 2008
Brigadier General Aug. 15, 2014
Major General June 2, 2018