UTSA graduate Anthony Rock promoted to Air Force three-star general

Anthony Rock

Anthony Rock '82

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(June 20, 2014) -- Maj. Gen. Anthony Rock, a University of Texas at San Antonio alumnus and Alamo City native, received his third star at a June 19 promotion ceremony at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Rock, who grew up in Hollywood Park, graduated from Churchill High School in 1977. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from UTSA in 1982. Additionally, he received a Master of Science in Aviation Science degree in 1995 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The general’s wife, Kim, is from Uvalde, Texas.

Rock was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1982 at Medina Annex, San Antonio. During his career, the command fighter pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours served in 19 duty assignments around the world. He accumulated nearly two years of deployments during operations Desert Storm and New Dawn and flew 150 combat hours in the F-15C.

After serving as the vice director for strategic plans and policy, joint staff, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., his next opportunity will take him to the other side of the world where he will serve as chief of the Office of the Defense Representative at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. In the vice director position, he provided strategic direction, policy guidance and planning focus to develop and execute the national military strategy.

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For more information, contact Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs at 210-652-4400 or aetc.pao@us.af.mil.

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