Brigadier General Eric G. Weller

Brigadier General Eric G. Weller is Commander of the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pennsylvania. General Weller is responsible for the training and readiness of 1,800 combat-ready Airmen and seven uniquely modified EC-130J aircraft, specializing in psychological operations, electronic combat and tactical electronic surveillance. This includes eight geographically separated units organized in a unique Regional Support Group construct.

General Weller enlisted in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in 1981 and was commissioned the same year at the Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tennessee.

General Weller’s career includes participation in numerous classified missions during Operations Urgent Fury, Just Cause, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Uphold Democracy, Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard, Desert Thunder, Allied Force, and Enduring Freedom.

EDUCATION:
1979 Shippensburg University, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
2001 Air War College, By Correspondence

   

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. April 1982 - May 1983, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Mather Air Force Base, California
2. May 1983 - May 1998, Mission Control Chief, EC-130E, 193rd Special Operations Squadron, Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pennsylvania
3. May 1998 - January 2001, Deputy Commander, 193rd Special Operations Squadron, Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pennsylvania
4. January 2001 - October 2002, Commander, 193rd Special Operations Squadron, Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pennsylvania
5. October 2002 - January 2004, Commander, 193rd Operations Group, Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pennsylvania
6. January 2004 - September 2006, Commander, 193rd Maintenance Group, Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pennsylvania
7. September 2006 - Present, Commander, 193rd Special Operations Wing, Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown, Pennsylvania

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: Over 3,000, 150 combat hours
Aircraft flown: EC-130E, EC-130J
Navigator wings from: Mather Air Force Base, Rancho Cordova, California

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal (with1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with V Device and 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Combat Readiness Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with 4 Bronze Service Stars)
Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with Gold Border)
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hour Glass, M Device, and Numeral 8)
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) (with Gold Palm Tree with Swords)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Emirate of Kuwait)
Pennsylvania Governor’s Unit Citation
Pennsylvania 20 Year Medal (with 1 silver star)
Major General T.R. White Medal
General T.J. Stewart Medal
Louisiana Emergency Service Medal

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:
Pennsylvania National Guard Association
National Guard Association of the United States

EFFECTIVES DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant 27 August 1981
First Lieutenant 27 August 1984
Captain 27 August 1986
Major 27 August 1990
Lieutenant Colonel 9 November 1998
Colonel 23 October 2002
Brigadier General 28 June 2007


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