BG Kenneth Eaves

Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Eaves, is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Missouri National Guard and the Commander, Missouri Air National Guard (ANG). He serves as the chief adviser to the Adjutant General on all matters pertaining to programs, policies, operations, management, and command and control of the Missouri ANG. He also provides guidance and direction concerning ANG personnel, administration, training, recruiting, retention and budgetary matters. General Eaves is responsible for nearly 2,350 Missouri ANG personnel serving in two wings at three locations and staff personnel at Joint Force Headquarters.

After receiving his commission from the Academy of Military Science in 1990, General Eaves began his military career as an F-15 pilot in the Georgia ANG’s 116th Tactical Fighter Wing. He subsequently transferred to the Missouri ANG’s 131st Fighter Wing in 1995 where he flew the F-15 and B-2.

While assigned to the 131st, General Eaves has held various positions, including command at the squadron, group and wing level. As a command pilot, he has flown nearly 3,500 flying hours, including combat time during Operation NORTHERN WATCH and Operation PROVIDE COMFORT.

EDUCATION
1986 Associate of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
1987 Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (Correspondence)
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (Correspondence)
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. (Correspondence)

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1990 - August 1990, Academy of Military Science, McGee-Tyson ANGB, Tenn.
2. August 1990 - September 1991, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3. September 1991 - November 1991, Lead-in Fighter Training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
4. November 1991 - April 1992, Student, F-15 Training, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
5. April 1992 - July 1995, F-15 Flight Lead, Georgia ANG, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
6. July 1995 - July 2000, F-15 Instructor, Missouri ANG, Lambert ANGB, Mo.
7. July 2000 - December 2000, Student, United States Air Force F-15 Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
8. December 2000 - August 2005, F-15 Instructor, Missouri ANG, Lambert ANGB, Mo.
9. August 2005 - October 2005, Chief of Safety, Task Force Mississippi, Gulfport CRTC, Miss.
10. October 2005 - October 2007, F-15 Instructor, Missouri ANG, Lambert ANGB, Mo.
11. October 2007 - November 2008, Student, B-2 Training, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
12. November 2008 - February 2009, Commander, 110th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
13. February 2009 - June 2009, Deputy Group Commander, 36th Operations Group, Andersen AB, Guam
14. June 2009 - May 2010, Commander, 110th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
15. May 2010 - March 2012, Commander, 131st Operations Group, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
16. April 2012 - July 2012, Commander, 509th Operations Group, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
17. July 2012 - February 2013, Commander, 131st Operations Group, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
18. February 2013 - May 2016, Vice Commander, 131st Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
19. May 2016 - June 2020, Commander, 131st Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
20. July 2020 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General, Jefferson City, Mo.

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,440 hours
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, F-15, B-2

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with six oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with six oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with bronze star
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with ‘N’ device
Air Force Longevity Service Award with three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Training Ribbon
Missouri Expeditionary Ribbon
Missouri Recruiting & Retention Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
Missouri Longevity Service 20 Year Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Aug. 3, 1990
First Lieutenant Aug. 28, 1992
Captain Sept. 18, 1994
Major May 4, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel Nov. 21, 2005
Colonel Aug. 5, 2010
Brigadier General July 1, 2020
 
 
(Current as of October 2020)