Maj. Gen. Anthony W. Genatempo is Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. In this position, he is responsible for more than 2,700 personnel and acquisition execution of a $17 billion portfolio responsible for developing, producing, deploying and sustaining Department of the Air Force Aerial Networks, Enterprise Information Technology and Cyber Infrastructure, Cybersecurity and Cryptologic Systems, Software Development Factories and Platforms, combat communications, and special programs to enable reliable connectivity at the point of mission need for more than 600,000 users.
Maj. Gen. Genatempo entered the Air Force in 1991 through the Rutgers University Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He is a career acquisition professional and has served in numerous program management and senior leader positions including avionics program manager for the F-22, Deputy Division Chief of the Tactical, Special Operations Forces and Trainer Aircraft Division at the Pentagon, and as Commander, F-35 Aeronautical Systems Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Air Force Legislative Fellows Program where he served as a Military Legislative Assistant for the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and was responsible for working all military and veteran’s issues for the chairman’s district, as well as monitoring all legislative activity concerning defense, veterans affairs and military quality-of-life issues. Following his assignment as a military legislative fellow, he served as the F-22 Program Director for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. After serving as the F-22 Program Director, he was the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons and Director of the Armament Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin AFB, Florida, where he was responsible for a $92 billion portfolio and oversaw procurement and development of state-of-the-art munitions, legacy weapons and ammunition, combat training systems, threat emitters, and aerial targets.
Prior to his current position, the general was Commander, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Strategic Systems, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. As the Commander, he was responsible for the lifecycle management of nuclear weapons systems, supporting two legs of the nation’s nuclear triad, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, gravity bombs, nuclear certification, and nuclear command-and-control communications systems.
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Physics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Master of Business Administration, Program Management, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
2002 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2005 Capitol Hill Legislative Fellowship Program, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
2005 Certificate in Government Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
2007 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. June 1992–September 1996, Phillips Laboratory, Sensors Division, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
2. September 1996–September 1999, Military Satellite Communications Joint Program Office, Military Strategic and Tactical Relay, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
3. September 1999–August 2002, Avionics Program Manager, F/A-22 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. August 2002–July 2003, Deputy Chief, Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. July 2003–August 2004, Squadron Section Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. September 2004–January 2006, Military Fellow for Congressman Jerry Lewis, Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, Washington, D.C.
7. January 2006–July 2008, Deputy, Special Operation Forces, Tactical Airlift and Trainer Division, Acquisition, Global Reach Directorate, Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
8. August 2008–August 2010, Commander, 640th Aeronautical System Support Squadron, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. August 2010–July 2011, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. July 2011–July 2014, Senior Materiel Leader, Airborne Networks Division, Electronic Systems, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
11. July 2014–August 2017, Director, F-22 System Program Office, AFLCMC, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. September 2017–June 2020, Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons and Director, Armament Directorate, AFLCMC, Eglin AFB, Fla.
13. June 2020–June 2022, Commander, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Strategic Systems, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
14. June 2022–present, Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks, AFLCMC, Air Force Materiel Command, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 20, 1991
First Lieutenant Nov. 6, 1993
Captain Nov. 6, 1995
Major Aug. 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2006
Colonel Aug. 1, 2011
Brigadier General Aug. 2, 2017
Major General May 7, 2021
(Current as of August 2022)