|BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM S. HADAWAY III|
Brigadier General William S. Hadaway III serves as the Assistant Adjutant General for Air and also serves as commander, Oklahoma Air National Guard. He is directly responsible to the Adjutant General for the combat readiness, operational effectiveness, and administrative coordination of more than 2,300 personnel assigned at two flying wings, three geographically separated units (GSUs), and two detached units that serve our communities, state, and nation for both homeland defense and federal missions. General Hadaway is the Air National Guard Assistant to the commander, First Air Force, where he advises the Joint Forces Air Component Commander on all policies and programs that affect the relationship between First Air Force and the ANG, ensuring the ANG becomes a key enabler in Air Force planning and programming. Additionally, he assists the commander in organizing, equipping and operating air defense forces for aerospace warning and control in support of the commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command.
General Hadaway entered the United States Air Force Academy and graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He served as a civil engineer at Keesler AFB, Mississippi before entering Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB Oklahoma in 1979. General Hadaway has served the Oklahoma Air National Guard and the 138th Fighter Wing since 1987 as fighter squadron, operations group, and wing commander. He also commanded multiple peacetime and combat deployments including defense of the No-Fly Zone inside Northern Iraq during Operation Northern Watch in 1998 and Operation Southern Watch in 2001.
1978 United States Air Force Academy, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1985 Squadron Officer School, in residence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1985 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1998 Air War College, by correspondence
2009 Senior Leadership Officer Course, Andrews AFB, Md.
2010 Harvard Russian Security Course, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. August 1978 - January 1979, Civil Engineer, 3380th Civil Engineer Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2. January 1979 - November 1979, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 71st Student Squadron, Vance AFB, Okla.
3. November 1979 - March 1980, Student, Lead-in-Fighter Training, 479th Tactical Training Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M.
4. March 1980 - October 1980, Pilot, F-111A Operational Training Course, 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
5. October 1980 - October 1983, Pilot, F-111E, Aircraft Commander/Instructor, 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Upper Heyford, England
6. October 1983 - July 1985, Instructor/Evaluator, F-111A, Standardization/Evaluation, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing and 391st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
7. July 1985 - October 1985, Pilot, F-4, Operational Training Course, 184th Tactical Fighter Group, McConnell AFB, Kan.
8. October 1985 - August 1987, Pilot, F-4D, 507th Tactical Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve, Tinker AFB, Okla.
9. August 1987 - January 1988, Student, A-7 Conversion Training Course, 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Tucson Air National Guard Base, Ariz.
10. January 1988 - January 1990, Pilot, A-7, 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
11. January 1990 - January 1996, Flight Commander Instructor/Evaluator/Operations Officer, A-7/F-16, 125th Fighter Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
12. January 1996 - January 1999, Commander, 125th Fighter Squadron, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
13. January 1999 - January 2004, Commander, 138th Operations Group, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
14. January 2004 - May 2008, Commander, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
15. May 2008 - January 2011, Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters Oklahoma Air National Guard, Oklahoma Military Department, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16. Oct 2010 - Present, Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, 1st Air Force, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
17. January - Present, Assistant Adjutant General - Air & Commander, Joint Force Headquarters Oklahoma Air National Guard, Oklahoma Military Department, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 4000 hours
Aircraft Flown: F-111A/E, F-4D, A-7D, and F-16C
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters)
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal (with 1 bronze oak leaf cluster)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with 2 bronze oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 2 bronze oak leaf clusters)
Combat Readiness Medal (with 2 silver oak leaf clusters and 1 bronze oak leaf cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 bronze star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal (with bronze star)
Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon - Long Tour
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 1 silver oak leaf cluster and 1 bronze oak leaf cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and M Device)
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Basic Parachutist Badge
Captain for Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, Georgia flying the Boeing 777
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS:
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Oklahoma
Airline Pilots Association
National Rifle Association
United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates
Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1978
First Lieutenant May 31, 1980
Captain August 3, 1987
Major May 31, 1992
Lieutenant Colonel May 31, 1996
Colonel May 2, 2001
Brigadier General June 18, 2008
(Current as of February 2011)