Christopher Povak

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Christopher S. Povak is a brigadier general of the United States Air Force serving as the vice commander of the Joint Task Force–Space Defense. Prior to serving in this position, he served as the acting commander of the Air Force Element to the National Reconnaissance Office

Christopher S. Povak
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Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1993-present
RankUS Air Force O7 shoulderboard rotated.svg Brigadier General
Commands heldAerospace Data Facility-Colorado
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal

Povak received his commission from Clarkson University in 1992.

Awards and decorationsEdit

Povak is the recipient of the following awards:


Effective dates of promotion[1]Edit

Rank Date
  Second lieutenant May 15, 1992
  First lieutenant October 15, 1994
  Captain October 15, 1996
  Major April 1, 2003
  Lieutenant colonel December 1, 2006
  Colonel May 1, 2012
  Brigadier general March 2, 2019


  1. ^ "Major General John E. Shaw > Vandenberg Air Force Base > Display". Retrieved 20 May 2020.