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Commander E-3A Component

Brigadier General (Sel). Kristen D. Thompson

Brigadier General (Sel) Kristen D. Thompson is the Commander of the E-3A Component in Geilenkirchen, Germany. Kristen D. Thompson is the current Air Force Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in NYC, NY. She is also most recently the former Commander of the 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska. As commander she was responsible for organizing, training and equipping six groups and 30 squadrons executing worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; electronic attack; and nuclear command, control and communications support.

Brigadier General (Sel) Thompson earned her commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2001. She attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, Texas, and then went on to fly the E-3 AWACS at Tinker AFB, OK. Brigadier General (Sel) Thompson has been assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she was the Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. She is also the former Commander of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, where she was responsible for the operations to execute national policy as directed by the National Command Authority through rapid worldwide employment of the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System.

Additionally, Brigadier General (Sel) Thompson has flown and deployed in support of numerous Operations, including Operations NOBLE EAGLE, IRAQI FREEDOM, UNIFIED PROTECTOR, ENDURING FREEDOM, AFGHAN ASSIST, and OCTAVE QUARTZ. Prior to wing command, she served as Commander, 380th Expeditionary Operations Group, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, where she ran the busiest, most dynamic airfield in the U.S. Air Force, consisting of 11 platforms which covered all five Air Force core functions.

Brigadier General (Sel) Thompson is a command pilot with more than 3,800 flying hours, including more than 700 combat hours in the U.S. and NATO E-3 AWACS and RC-135 aircraft.

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P.O. Box 40800
Lilienthalallee 100
52511 Geilenkirchen
Germany

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