Major General Stephen M. Sischo

Major General Stephen M. Sischo is the Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Pennsylvania National Guard. He is the principal advisor to the Adjutant General on all matters pertaining to air operations and also serves as the Commander, Pennsylvania Air National Guard. General Sischo is responsible for overall operational readiness ensuring more than 4000 assigned members are organized, trained and equipped to successfully accomplish their federal and state missions.

General Sischo received his commission from the United States Air Force Officer Training School in 1980.

EDUCATION:
1977 Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Tempe, Arizona
1999 Air War College, by correspondence

   

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. April 1980 - May 1981, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
2. May 1981 - December 1981, A-10 upgrade training, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
3. December 1981 - August 1985, A-10 Instructor Pilot and Flight Evaluator, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force, Bentwaters, United Kingdom
4. August 1985 - October 1987, A-10 Weapons and Tactics Officer, 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, England Air Force Base, Louisiana
5. October 1987 - October 1988, Intern, Air Staff Training Program, Office of the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, District of Columbia
6. October 1988 - September 1991, Air-To-Ground Weapons System Evaluation Program Manager, Tactical Air Warfare Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
7. September 1991 - November 1992, A-10 Instructor Pilot, Assistant Operations Officer, Fighter Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
8. November 1992 - July 1996, Inactive Reserve
9. July 1996 - October 1997, A-10 Weapons and Tactics Officer, Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, 103rd Fighter Wing, Bradley Air National Guard Base, Connecticut
10. October 1997 - June 1999, 111th Operations Group Commander, 111th Fighter Wing, Joint Reserve Base, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
11. June 1999 - May 2001, Vice Wing Commander, 111th Fighter Wing, Joint Reserve Base, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
12. May 2001 - May 2004, Wing Commander, 111th Fighter Wing, Joint Reserve Base, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
13. November 2004 - September 2006, Wing Commander, 193rd Special Operations Wing, Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pennsylvania
14. October 2006 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Pennsylvania National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: 4,500
Aircraft flown: A-10, EC-130J

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Gallant Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Combat Readiness Medal (with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with Bronze Star)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Short Tour
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long Tour
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with 3 “M” Devices and Gold Hourglass)
Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal (with Silver Star)
Pennsylvania Governor’s Unit Citation
Pennsylvania Major General Thomas R. White, Jr. Medal
Pennsylvania Recruiting and Retention Medal
Pennsylvania Thomas J. Stewart Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant 14 February 1980
First Lieutenant 14 February 1982
Captain 14 February 1984
Major 1 December 1991
Lieutenant Colonel 15 October 1997
Colonel 6 July 2001
Brigadier General 30 October 2004
Major General 1 March 2007


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