Ferdinand B. "Fred" Stoss

Maj. Gen. Ferdinand B. "Fred" Stoss is the Director, Plans and Policy, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. As Director, he is responsible for the development and sustainment of Department of Defense strategic war plans, strategic support for theater combatant commanders and for contingency planning. Fred assists in formulating and implementing strategy for USSTRATCOM's Unified Command Plan assigned responsibilities to include strategic deterrence, nuclear operations, global strike operations, and missile defense. He also supports the development of nuclear force postures, arms control policy, and leads the integration of strategic deterrence activities with allies and partners.

Maj. Gen. Stoss entered active-duty service in 1988 after commissioning through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Kansas State University. He holds a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Science degree in History from University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Fred largely served in the nuclear enterprise. Positions held include Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launch Officer, Command Operations Evaluator, U.S. Strategic Command War Planner, Squadron Commander, Deputy Group Commander, Vice Wing Commander, Wing Commander, Numbered Air Force Commander, and several nuclear-related staff positions. Other staff assignments include AFROTC instructor duty and Military Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Commander, Twentieth Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

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