Assistant Adjutant General of the Nevada Air National Guard

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Brig. Gen. Troy D. Havener is the Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Nevada Air National Guard. In this capacity, he assists the Adjutant General in strategic plan implementation, leads the Nevada Air National Guard, and synchronizes with joint and partner agencies across the nation and in Nevada. He also serves as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. In this capacity, General Havener assists the USAF Warfare Center Commander in overseeing five wings and two named units in the execution of total force operational test, tactics development, and advanced training efforts.

Brig. Gen. Havener was commissioned in 1993 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He served over nine years in the active duty Air Force before joining the Air National Guard in 2002. He has served in ANG units in Iowa, Minnesota, and California, and has been part of National Guard Bureau Air Staff. He commanded the ANG Distributed Training Operations Center (DTOC), and he served as 148th Fighter Wing Vice Commander. Prior to his current position, the general was the Commander, 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno, California. Brig. Gen. Havener is a command pilot with more than 3,300 flying hours in the F-16C/D, F-15C/D, AT-38B, T-38, and T-37, including more than 350 combat hours.


1993 Bachelor of Science in General Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Master of Arts in Public Administration, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by seminar
2012 ANG Intermediate Development Course, Andrews AFB, Md.
2013 Advanced Joint PME, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va., by seminar
2015 ANG Commander Development Course, Andrews AFB, Md.
2018 USAF Wing Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Reserve Component National Security Course National Defense University


January 1994 - May 1995, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, then Student, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals Course, Columbus AFB, Miss.
June 1995 - December 1995, F-15C Student Pilot, 1st Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
January 1996 - October 1998, F-15C Pilot, 12th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
November 1998 - August 2002, AT-38B Instructor Pilot, 88th Flying Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
August 2002 - June 2013, F-16 Instructor Pilot, 124th Fighter Squadron, Iowa ANG, Des Moines, Iowa
July 2013 - May 2015, Commander, ANG Distributed Training Operations Center (DTOC), Des Moines, Iowa
May 2015 - January 2018, Operational Training Infrastructure Lead, NGB A2/3/6/10, Andrews AFB, Md., remote
February 2018 - September 2019, Vice Wing Commander, 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn.
October 2019 - December 2020, ANG Advisor, USAF Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nev.
January 2021 - March 2022, Commander, 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno, Calif.
April 2022 - May 2022, Special Assistant to the Adjutant General, JFHQ-NV, detailed to Nellis AFB, Nev.
May 2022 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Carson City, Nev.



Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,200
Aircraft flown: F-16C/D, F-15C/D, AT-38B, T-37, T-38




Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leave cluster
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air and Space Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air and Space Achievement Medal


National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Nevada



Second Lieutenant June 2, 1993
First Lieutenant June 2, 1995
Captain June 2, 1997
Major Dec. 26, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel July 2, 2009
Colonel Feb. 8, 2018
Brigadier General May 11, 2022

(Current as of May 2022)ber 2021)