Maj. Gen. Russell L. Mack

Maj. Gen. Russell L. Mack

Maj Gen Russell L. Mack

Deputy Commander, Pacific Air Forces

Maj. Gen. Russell L. Mack is the Deputy Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and the Deputy Theater Air Component Commander to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. PACAF is responsible for the Air Force activities spread over half the globe. The command supports 46,000 Airmen serving principally in Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Alaska and Guam.

A graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, General Mack received his commission through the Officer Training School program in 1988. During his career, General Mack has served as F-15E electronic warfare officer, A/OA-10A/C replacement training unit instructor pilot, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds right wingman pilot and Commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing. He served as Vice Commander of the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing while deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan and 7th Air Force, South Korea.

General Mack has staff experience as Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and as Director, Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Mack also completed a National Defense Fellowship at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Prior to being assigned to his current assignment, General Mack served as the Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command. He is a command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours in the A/OA-10A/C, F-15E, F-16C/D, T-38A/C and T-37, and has combat tours in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom.