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Maj. Gen. Michael D. Rothstein is the Commander, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education and the Vice Commander of Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He provides full spectrum education, research and outreach at every level through professional military education, professional continuing education and academic degree granting. He leads the intellectual and leadership center of the U.S. Air Force, graduating more than 50,000 resident and 120,000 non-resident officers, enlisted and civilian personnel each year. Air University is responsible for Air Force enlisted and officer professional military education, professional continuing education and graduate education, as well as officer commissioning through Officer Training School and ROTC. The Curtis E. LeMay Center is responsible for the research, development and production of Air Force doctrine and input for joint and multinational doctrine development activities. The center is also responsible for advocating the proper doctrinal representation of airpower in exercise scenarios, war games, models and simulations, and providing policy and guidance of Air Force doctrine through education and focused outreach.
General Rothstein was commissioned in 1988 as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He earned his pilot wings at Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard AFB, Texas, and was assigned as an F-16 pilot. General Rothstein has commanded an operations support squadron, an air operations group, two fighter wings and an air expeditionary wing in Afghanistan. He also served as the Director of Operations and Plans, U.S. Air Forces Central at Shaw AFB, South Carolina, and Chief, Activities Synchronization, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan. Prior to this assignment General Rothstein served in the U.S. State Department as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
General Rothstein is a command pilot with over 2,500 hours in the F-16, C-130, T-37 and T-38.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2009 - June 2010, Chief, Activities Synchronization, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, as a colonel
2. August 2014 – July 2015, Commanding General, Train, Advise Assist Command – Air and Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, as a brigadier general
55 LeMay Plaza South
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6335