Special Air Warfare Symposium

Lieutenant General Tony Bauernfeind

Lieutenant General Tony Bauernfeind

Commander, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command
Lt. Gen. Tony D. Bauernfeind is the Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. The command is the Air Force component of U.S. Special Operations Command. AFSOC provides Air Force special operations forces for worldwide deployment and assignment to unified combatant commanders. The command has approximately 20,800 active-duty, Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian professionals.

Lt. Gen. Bauernfeind earned his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991. Earning his wings in 1992, he has flown more than 3,500 hours in the MC-130E, MC-130H and MQ-9 aircraft. He has commanded special operations forces at the squadron, group, wing and theater special operations command levels.

Prior to his current assignment, Lt. Gen. Bauernfeind served as the Vice Commander, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, Washington D.C.

Jointly Hosted by AFSOC and Global SOF

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Please note: Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of Global SOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.