Fmr. Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Headquarters Allied Joint Force Command, Brunssum, Netherlands

After 35 years of active duty service, Maj Gen (ret.) Joseph Reynes, Jr. served as Vice President of Staff Operations at USAA for four years, delivering a complete upgrade of all computer systems and inventory update. Prior to that, he led U.S. efforts for SOSI to restore Balad Air Base and deliver the first Iraqi F-16s.

Maj Gen Reynes served as the Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Headquarters Allied Joint Forces Command Brunssum, Netherlands as his final active duty service. General Reynes entered the Air Force in 1978 after graduating from the USAF Academy. He graduated from undergraduate pilot training in 1979 and the USAF Fighter Weapons School in 1984 and has more than 3800 flight hours in fighter aircraft. His commands include the 35th Fighter Squadron at Kansan Air Base, South Korea; 53rd Test and Evaluation Group at Nellis AFB Nevada; 53rd Wing at Elgin AFB, Florida; 51st Fighter Wing Oscan AB South Korea and Detachment 2 9th Expeditionary Task Force Iraq.

General Reynes has also held several positions at the Pentagon, including F-16 program element monitor and military assistant to the Executive Secretary of the Department of Defense. The General was later appointed by Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen as the Executive Secretary of the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense. In addition, he has served as Air Combat Command’s Deputy Director for Requirements and Inspector General. He was also selected to serve as the CENTCOM Commander’s Executive Officer for General Franks and General Abizaid. Later, he served in Iraq as the ACCE Director, Director of Strategic Engagement and Senior Air Commander Iraq. Prior to his final assignment, General Reynes served as the Joint Forces Command J-7 Director for Joint Experimentation and simulation analysis under Gen Odierno.