ROBERT W. HEBERT

Colonel Robert Hebert is the Chief, Recruiting Operations Division, Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He formulates and executes all policies and procedures to direct recruitment efforts for enlisted members and line officers for the Air Force and Space Force. In addition, he provides guidance and support to 3,700 people dispersed over 50 states, Puerto Rico, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.
Colonel Hebert enlisted in the Air Force in 1996 and served as a radar technician before he commissioned through the Air Force Officer Training School in 2002. He has served in a variety of nuclear, staff, recruiting and command assignments, and has commanded in AFRS at the flight, squadron, and group levels.
Colonel Hebert is a graduate of the Air Force’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies. His operational experiences include operations Northern Watch and Enduring Freedom.
Prior to his current assignment, he served as the 369th Recruiting Group Commander, where he led recruiting efforts throughout the United States, Caribbean, USAFE, and PACAF regions.


EDUCATION
1999 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Langston University, Langston, Okla.
2003 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Masters of Public Affairs, Park University, Parkville, Mo.
2006 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Distinguished Graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Masters of Military Operational Art and Science, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Masters of Philosophy in Military Strategy, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2020 National Defense Fellow, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.


ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 1996 - February 2002, Enlisted, AWACS Radar Journeyman, Tinker AFB, Okla.
2. March 2002 - September 2002, Student, Missile Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
3. September 2002 - August 2006, Missile Combat Crew Commander, Stan/Eval Senior Crew, 90th OG, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
4. August 2006 - August 2010, Flight Commander, 344th Recruiting Squadron, Arlington, Texas
5. August 2010 - August 2013, Executive Officer/Chief, Commander’s Action Group Chief, AFNWC, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
6. August 2013 - July 2014, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. July 2014 - June 2015, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. June 2015 - June 2017, Joint planner, J-5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
9. June 2017 - June 2019, Commander, 343rd Recruiting Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
10. July 2019 - June 2020, National Defense Fellow, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
11. June 2020 July 2021, Chief, Capabilities Development Division, A5/8, AFGSC, Barksdale AFB, La.
12. July 2021 – July 2023, Commander, 369th Recruiting Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
13. July 2023 – present, Chief, Operations Division, Headquarters, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas


SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2015 – June 2017, Joint Planner, J-5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington D.C.


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Operations Deterrence Medal with “N” device
NATO Medal

(Current as of August 29, 2023)