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Brig Gen Gentry W. Boswell is the Commander, 36th Wing, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The Wing is comprised of five groups and 17 squadrons, executing Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence, Theater Security Packages, Contingency Response Operations, and peacetime and combat operations in the Indo Pacific Region. The Wing is also tasked to ensure the successful deployment, employment and integration of air and space forces from the most forward sovereign U.S. Air Force Base in the Indo Pacific region. As installation Commander, he is responsible for the well-being of more than 7,900 joint military and civilian personnel on Andersen Air Force Base. Additionally, he supports Department of Defense installation management of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands as the Deputy Commander of Joint Region Marianas.  
Brig Gen Boswell received his commission in 1991 as a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Delta State University, MS. His assignments encompass operational tours in the B-1B, RC-135 and E-6B, as well as, joint operational and staff duty. He has served as an instructor and evaluator in all three weapons systems.
Brig Gen Boswell is a B-1 weapon systems officer with more than 4,700 hours in the B-1B, RC-135 and E-6B, including 500 hours of combat time in Southwest Asia, the Balkans and the Horn of Africa.  

1991 Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management, Delta State University, Miss.

1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2001 Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.

2005 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2007 Joint Forces Command Advanced Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.

2011 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2014 University of North Carolina, Keenan-Flagler Enterprise Leadership School, Chapel Hill, N.C.

2017 Combined Force Maritime Component Commander’s Course, Naval War College, RI

2019 Joint Force Maritime Component Commander's Course, Naval War College, RI


1. April 1992 - January 1993, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather AFB, Calif. 

 2. January 1993 - May 1993, Combat Crew Training School, Castle AFB, Calif. 

3. June 1993 - August 1998, Wing Standards and Evaluations, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb. 

4. August 1998 - February 1999, B-1 Initial Qualification Course, 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas

5. March 1999 - June 2002, Assistant Director of Operations, 77th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.

6. July 2002 - August 2004, Director of Flight Training, 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas

7. August 2004 - June 2005, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

8. July 2005 - June 2007, Director of Operations, J317, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.

9. June 2007 - September 2008, Director of Operations, 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.

10. October 2008 - June 2010, Commander, 28th Operations Support Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.

11. July 2010 - June 2011, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

12. July 2011 - July 2012, Deputy Director, Mission Assessment and Analysis, USSTRATCOM J9,  Offutt  AFB, Neb.

13. July 2012 - July 2014, Vice Commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.

14. July 2014 - June 2015, Director, Air Force Readiness and Operations, HQ Air Force, Washington,  D.C.

15. June 2015 – August 2017, Commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.

16. January 2018 - May 2018, Director of Operations and Communications, A3/6 HQ AFGSC, Barksdale AFB, La.

17. June 2018 – present, Commander, 36th Wing, Andersen AFB, Guam

Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Aerial Achievement Medal with eight oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Meritorious Unit Award

AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device and seven oak leaf clusters

Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal with star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Southwest Asia Service Medal with two stars

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 

Armed Forces Service Medal 

Humanitarian Service Medal 

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with two oak leaf clusters

NATO Medal 

Rating: Master Navigator

Flight hours: More than 4,800 

Combat hours: 500

Aircraft: B-1B, RC-135, B-52 and E-6B

Second Lieutenant  May 11, 1991

First Lieutenant   Oct. 23, 1993

Captain    Oct. 23, 1995

Major    Aug. 1, 2002

Lieutenant Colonel  Dec. 1, 2006

Colonel    May 1, 2012

Brig Gen   Dec. 3, 2017

(Current as of August 2019)