Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak is the Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, Office of Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. He assists the deputy administrator in directing the Stockpile Stewardship Program, which is responsible for maintaining the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. This includes three national research laboratories, the Nevada Test Site and four production plants. This program has an annual budget of approximately $5.2 billion.
General Harencak entered the Air Force in 1983 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. His assignments include aircraft command of the B-52; instructor pilot and squadron command in the B-1B; a tour in weapon systems acquisition; and service as aide to the Commander of U.S. Central Command. He also directed the Headquarters U.S. Air Force Executive Secretariat, and served as Deputy Director of Requirements at Headquarters Air Combat Command. General Harencak commanded the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess AFB, Texas, and the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Miss.
1983 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1988 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1991 Master of Science degree, Abilene Christian University, Texas
1994 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Master of Science degree, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
July 1983 - July 1984, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas
July 1984 - December 1984, student, B-52 combat crew training, Castle AFB, Calif.
December 1984 - September 1989, copilot, standards and evaluations pilot, and aircraft commander, 97th Bomb Wing, Eaker AFB, Ark.
September 1989 - August 1993, aircraft commander, instructor pilot and evaluator pilot, 96th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas
August 1993 - June 1994, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
June 1994 - October 1997, action officer and aide-de-camp to Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
October 1997 - June 2001, instructor pilot and operations officer, 9th Bomb Squadron, and Commander, 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
June 2001 - June 2002, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
June 2002 - June 2003, Director, Executive Review Secretariat, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
June 2003 - August 2004, Vice Commander, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas
August 2004 - July 2006, Commander, 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas
July 2006 - September 2007, Deputy Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
September 2007 - March 2009, Commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
March 2009 - present, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, Office of Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
June 1994 - August 1995, action officer, Operations Directorate (J3), U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a major
August 1995 - October 1997, aide-de-camp to the Commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a major
March 2009 - present, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., as a brigadier general
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,000 hours
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, B-52G, B-1B and B-2
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 1,1983
First Lieutenant June 1, 1985
Captain June 1, 1987
Major March 1, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 1, 1998
Colonel June 1, 2003
Brigadier General Aug. 2, 2008