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Cary C. Chun
Born August 23, 1963(1963-08-23) (age 58)
Place of birth Cavite, Philippines
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Rank Brigadier General

Brigadier General Cary Comperido Chun (born August 23, 1963)[1] is the former Commander of 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. In this position, he was responsible for more than 3,100 military personnel, and Department of Defense civilians and contractor personnel, serving at 50th Space Wing operating locations worldwide. The wing supports more than 170 communications, navigation and surveillance satellites, with their associated systems valued at more than US$66 billion.[2]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

General Chun was born in Cavite, Philippines, at Sangley Point Naval Air Station, when his father was on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. He graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1981. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1985. He gained extensive space operations experience working with the U.S. Space Command, the Air Force Space Command, the 14th Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the Central Air Forces. He is a graduate of the Space Warfare Center's Space Tactics School. Additionally, he has supported the President and First Lady as a White House social aide.[2] He earned a M.S. in Space Operations in 1990 from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

US Air Force career[edit | edit source]

General Chun commanded the 614th Space Operations Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; the NRO Operations Group at Onizuka Air Force Station, California; and the Space Operations Wing at the Aerospace Data Facility, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. He has also served as the Director of Space Forces while deployed to Southwest Asia for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his current assignment, General Chun was the executive officer to the Commander, Air Force Space Command.[2]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Major Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

  • 1991, Outstanding squadron graduate, Squadron Officer School
  • 1997, Top 25 percent graduate, Air Command and Staff College
  • 2000, Field Grade Officer of the Year, California Air Force Association
  • 2005, National Reconnaissance Office Leadership Award
  • 2006, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award
  • 2007, National Security Agency Bronze Medallion
  • 2007, National Reconnaissance Office Gold Medal [2]

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