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Anthony J. Cotton
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 1986–present (35 years)
Rank US Air Force O9 shoulderboard rotated.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held Air University
20th Air Force
45th Space Wing
341st Missile Wing
45th Operations Group
Awards Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (2)

Anthony J. Cotton is a United States Air Force lieutenant general currently serving as the deputy commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command. Prior to that, he was the president of the Air University.[1][2][3]

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

USAF Command Space Badge.png Command Space Operations Badge
Afg 021203 114.jpg Command Missile Operations Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.png Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Headquarters US Air Force Badge.png Headquarters Air Force Badge
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with a pair of width-2 white stripes on the edges
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Silver oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze star
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations 'N' Device.png Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with "N" device
Silver oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze star
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with service star
Air Force Training Ribbon

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Military offices
Preceded by
Michael D. Rothstein (acting)
President of the Air University
2018–2019
Succeeded by
James B. Hecker
Preceded by
Vito Addabbo
Deputy Commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command
2019–present
Incumbent

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