Werbeck, Donald L., Maj Gen

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Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
2-General Officer
Last AFSC Group
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Primary Unit
1971-1975, 21, Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)
Service Years
1942 - 1975
Officer Collar Insignia
Major General

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Queens, N.Y.
Date of Passing
Jul 27, 1995
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery (VLM) - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 28, Site 3794

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)National Cemeteries Administration (NCA)
  1970, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
  1995, National Cemeteries Administration (NCA)

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Last Known Activity:

Retired Sep. 1, 1975.   Died July 27, 1995.

Major General Donald L. Werbeck is commander of the Air Force Communications Service, with headquarters at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Mo. The command's mission includes engineering, installing, operating and maintaining communications-electronics-meteorological facilities for all Air Force commands. AFCS is also responsible for operating long-haul intercontinental and local base communications, air traffic control, and navigational aid facilities and services for the Air Force and selected government and civilian agencies.
General Werbeck was born in Queens, N.Y., on July 10, 1924. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration, 1960, and a master's degree in international affairs, 1965, from The George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the one-year Advanced Management Program of the Air Force Institute of Technology, the Air Command and Staff College, 1957, and Air War College, 1965.
He entered aviation cadet training during September 1942 and received his pilot wings and commission as a second lieutenant in December 1943. Subsequently, he went to the European Theater of Operations where he flew 25 combat missions as a pilot of troop carrier and pathfinder aircraft. He returned to the United States and from December 1945 served in various assignments at squadron and group level.
In December 1950 General Werbeck went to Alaska and was assigned to the 1804th Airways and Air Communications Service Group at Elmendorf Air Force Base. From December 1952 to June 1956, he served in Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., as a member of the Weapon Systems Phasing Group.
From July 1957 to November 1959, General Werbeck was chief, personnel plans and policy, and director, manpower and organization, of the Western Development Division, Inglewood, Calif., a unit of the old Air Research and Development Command, later redesignated the Air Force Systems Command. In 1959 that unit was reorganized as the Ballistic Missile Division (AFSC), with General Werbeck as assistant to the chief of staff. In June 1960 he entered The George Washington University.
In June 1961 General Werbeck was assigned as chief of Satellite Recovery Operations, 6594th Recovery Control Group, at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and in 1962 became deputy commander of the group. He entered the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in August 1964.
General Werbeck returned to Los Angeles in July 1965 where he was initially assigned as chief of the Current Planning Office of the Air Force Satellite Control Facility; then became chief, plans and operations for Space Systems Division, AFSC, and its successor organization, the Space and Missile Systems Organization.
In July 1968 General Werbeck was assigned as director of assignments, deputy chief of staff, personnel, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.; became assistant deputy chief of staff, operations, in July 1969; was named executive to the AFSC commander, General George S. Brown, in September 1970; and was assigned as deputy chief of staff, personnel, in April 1971.
General Werbeck was assigned to Air Force Communications Service with headquarters at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Mo., in July 1971, as chief of staff; in October 1971 was appointed AFCS vice commander, and in November 1973 became commander.
His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Emblem with oak leaf cluster, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon. He is a command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours, and wears the Master Missileman Badge.
General Werbeck is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; a member and director of the Kansas City Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and a vice president and director of the national organization; and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Air Traffic Control Association.
He was promoted to the grade of major general effective May 1, 1974, with date of rank July 1, 1971.


  1971-1975, 21, Air Force Communications Service (AFCS)

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General Werbeck was assigned to Air Force Communications Service with headquarters at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Mo., in July 1971, as chief of staff; in October 1971 was appointed AFCS vice commander, and in November 1973 became commander.

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Posey, Ronald M (Mark), Lt Col, (1972-1999) 305 3051 Lieutenant Colonel
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Ashford, Gene, Capt, (1969-1977) 303 3034 Captain
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Lamson, Raymond, Lt Col, (1963-1986) 301 3016 Captain
Marsh, Don, Capt, (1961-1982) 303 3034 Captain
Shrout, Michael, Lt Col, (1967-1994) 304 3044 Captain
Weatherly, Stephen G., Maj, (1964-1984) 303 3034 Captain
Woodside, Charles, Maj, (1966-1986) 653 6534 Captain
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Hardesty, Richard, CMSgt, (1952-1976) 304 30496 Chief Master Sergeant
Allen, Richard, CMSgt, (1958-1978) 297 29790 Senior Master Sergeant
Bolton, Gerald, CMSgt, (1960-1985) 304 30496 Senior Master Sergeant
Rode, Leon, SMSgt, (1952-1977) 113 113X0 Senior Master Sergeant
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Emelander, Paul, MSgt, (1975-1994) 291 29170 Master Sergeant
Hebert, Gerald, MSgt, (1960-1980) 304 30472 Master Sergeant
Alonzo, Nick., MSgt, (1959-1979) 304 30474 Master Sergeant
Bizzell, Ted, MSgt, (1953-1973) 304 30490 Master Sergeant
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Fisher, Robert, MSgt, (1961-1981) 306 30691 Master Sergeant
Futch, Douglas, MSgt, (1961-1981) 303 30351 Master Sergeant
Lamoreau, Lowell, MSgt, (1955-1978) 272 27290 Master Sergeant
Loper, Albert, MSgt, (1950-1971) 272 27270 Master Sergeant
McLemore, Isaac, CMSgt, (1964-1994) 305 30594 Master Sergeant
Morgan, Gene, CMSgt, (1960-1990) 733 73371 Master Sergeant
Payne, Ronald, MSgt, (1954-1976) 291 29170 Master Sergeant
Payne, Ronald, MSgt, (1954-1976) 291 29190 Master Sergeant
Stimson, Richard, CMSgt, (1970-2002) 304 30474 Master Sergeant
Thomas, Phillip, MSgt, (1960-1980) 902 90270 Master Sergeant
Thompson, Harry, MSgt, (1955-1976) 272 27290 Master Sergeant
Williams, Paul, MSgt, (1969-1991) 362 362X1 Master Sergeant
Barker, Stephen, MSgt, (1961-1982) 272 27270 Technical Sergeant
Barker, Stephen, MSgt, (1961-1982) 272 27270 Technical Sergeant
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Coppock, Larry, MSgt, (1959-1980) 304 30470 Technical Sergeant
Crooker, Ron, TSgt, (1952-1974) 304 30471 Technical Sergeant
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