In 2008, General Moseley completed a distinguished 40+ year military career as the 18th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, serving as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipage of over 700,000 Active-Duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Civilian personnel serving worldwide. In this role, General Moseley also served as the Nation’s senior Airman and provided primary military advice and counsel to the President and National Security Council on operational, planning and programming issues relative to global air, space and cyberspace operations.
General Moseley was a career fighter pilot with over 3,000 hours flying the latest combat aircraft. He commanded combat units from a fighter squadron and fighter group to a large composite wing, numbered air force and theater air/space component command. In that capacity as Commander of U.S. Central Command Air Forces he was directly responsible for the planning and execution of combat air/space operations against hostile Taliban and Al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan and along the Horn of Africa (Operation Enduring Freedom) and against hostile Iraqi forces (Operation Northern Watch, Operation Southern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom).
General Moseley has been “Knighted” by the Queen of England and the President of the French Republic named him a “Commander” in the National Order of the Legion of Honor. He was personally awarded two Defense Distinguished Service Medals by the Secretary of Defense for his combat innovation and leadership in the Middle East, and upon retirement, he was awarded a third Air Force Distinguished Medal as well as Distinguished Service Medals from the Department of the Army, Department of the Navy and from the Coast Guard/Department of Homeland Security. Texas A&M University has recognized his accomplishments and dedicated services with their Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout as well as the Boy Scouts of America’s God and Country Award at age twelve. The Independent School District of Grand Prairie, Texas also honored him in 2007 by naming their newest elementary school the Mike Moseley Elementary School.
General Moseley currently is a Director of the EastWest Institute and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is Chairman of Gulf Alliance Company (A Perot Company) with offices in Texas and in the United Arab Emirates. He serves on a variety of supervisory boards and civic organizations and he is also President/CEO of Moseley and Associates, LLC, consulting on global security matters as well as operationalizing new technologies and remains active in lecturing on leadership and the international security environment.