Robert T. Cetola



Preferred Name: Robert

Nickname/Call Sign:

Date of Birth: September 1, 1939

Highest Military Grade Held: Brigadier General

Hometown: Chester, PA

Biography

Brigadier General Robert Cetola’s last assignment before retiring from the USAF in 1999, was as the senior Air Force Reservist responsible for the organization and training of Reserve personnel serving at more than 90 Defense Logistics Agency locations in the United States and overseas. He was co-chairman of the Defense Logistics Agency Reserve Forces Advisory Council, responsible for the joint mission performance of 1,500 Reservists from the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines.
In his civilian life, Robert was the director for an advanced technology company.

Units Assigned

  • 7/1961-8/1962 Pilot training, Webb AFB, TX
  • 8/1962-5/1963 F-100 combat crew training, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 6/1963-9/1965 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (F-100D)
  • 9/1965-3/1966 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (FAC), Republic of Vietnam
  • 3/1966-8/1966 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Wing command post senior controller, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC
  • 3/1966-3/1973 Individual ready Reserve, Denver, CO
  • 3/1973-12/1975 9006th ARS/Disaster Preparedness Office, Tarrant County Civil Defense, Fort Worth, TX
  • 12/1975-9/1999 Admissions liaison officer, Hampton, VA/ Annandale, VA (1984 – 1999, Commander, Air Force Admissions Liaison Officer, Washington, DC)
  • 10/1978-2/1986 Individual mobilization augmentee, Headquarters U.S. Air Staff, Office of Logistics Concepts, Washington, DC
  • 2/1986-6/1987 Individual mobilization augmentee, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Office of Logistics, Plans and Programs, Washington, DC
  • 7/1987-7/ 1993 Mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Systems Integration, Logistics and Support, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO
  • 8/1993-1999 Mobilization assistant to the Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Alexandria, VA
  • 9/1/1999  Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
“Top Gun,” F-100 fighter training class
1981 Outstanding Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
1984 Outstanding Reserve Liaison Officer in the Southeast

Flight Info

T-33
T-38
T-37
F-100 D
0-1 E
Rating: Pilot, Parachutist
Flight hours: 1,280

Military Education

  • ROTC
  • 1964 Air Ground Officers School, Hurlburt Field, FL
  • 1965 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, FL
  • 1976 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
  • 1983 Air War College (seminar)
  • 1984 Reserve Component National Security Seminar, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC
  • 1987 Senior Officer Professional Military Education Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 1989 Communications and Computers Senior Executive Seminar, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL 
  • 1990 General Officers Space Orientation Course, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO
  • 1991 Senior Reserve Component Officers Course, Army War College, Carlisle, PA

Civilian Education

  • 1961 Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, Grove City College, PA
  • 1970  Master of Management Science degree, Texas Christian Universitysity
Biography

Biography

Brigadier General Robert Cetola’s last assignment before retiring from the USAF in 1999, was as the senior Air Force Reservist responsible for the organization and training of Reserve personnel serving at more than 90 Defense Logistics Agency locations in the United States and overseas. He was co-chairman of the Defense Logistics Agency Reserve Forces Advisory Council, responsible for the joint mission performance of 1,500 Reservists from the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines.
In his civilian life, Robert was the director for an advanced technology company.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 7/1961-8/1962 Pilot training, Webb AFB, TX
  • 8/1962-5/1963 F-100 combat crew training, Luke AFB, AZ (F-100)
  • 6/1963-9/1965 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (F-100D)
  • 9/1965-3/1966 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (FAC), Republic of Vietnam
  • 3/1966-8/1966 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Wing command post senior controller, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC
  • 3/1966-3/1973 Individual ready Reserve, Denver, CO
  • 3/1973-12/1975 9006th ARS/Disaster Preparedness Office, Tarrant County Civil Defense, Fort Worth, TX
  • 12/1975-9/1999 Admissions liaison officer, Hampton, VA/ Annandale, VA (1984 – 1999, Commander, Air Force Admissions Liaison Officer, Washington, DC)
  • 10/1978-2/1986 Individual mobilization augmentee, Headquarters U.S. Air Staff, Office of Logistics Concepts, Washington, DC
  • 2/1986-6/1987 Individual mobilization augmentee, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Office of Logistics, Plans and Programs, Washington, DC
  • 7/1987-7/ 1993 Mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Systems Integration, Logistics and Support, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO
  • 8/1993-1999 Mobilization assistant to the Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Alexandria, VA
  • 9/1/1999  Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
“Top Gun,” F-100 fighter training class
1981 Outstanding Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
1984 Outstanding Reserve Liaison Officer in the Southeast

Flight Info

T-33
T-38
T-37
F-100 D
0-1 E
Rating: Pilot, Parachutist
Flight hours: 1,280

Military Education

  • ROTC
  • 1964 Air Ground Officers School, Hurlburt Field, FL
  • 1965 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, FL
  • 1976 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
  • 1983 Air War College (seminar)
  • 1984 Reserve Component National Security Seminar, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC
  • 1987 Senior Officer Professional Military Education Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 1989 Communications and Computers Senior Executive Seminar, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL 
  • 1990 General Officers Space Orientation Course, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO
  • 1991 Senior Reserve Component Officers Course, Army War College, Carlisle, PA

Civilian Education

  • 1961 Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, Grove City College, PA
  • 1970  Master of Management Science degree, Texas Christian Universitysity
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