Lieutenant General David J. JulazadehDeputy Chief of Staff Capability Development
US Air ForceNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
Lt. Gen. Dave Julazadeh is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development, Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Norfolk, Virginia. He is responsible for developing operational and strategic capability requirements on behalf of 30 NATO nations. Additionally, he serves as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation’s Innovation Representative, Air Domain cross-functional Champion, and Champion for NATO’s Command and Control, Cooperative Cyber Defence and Joint Air Power Competence Centre of Excellence.
Lt. Gen. Julazadeh entered the U.S. Air Force in 1990 following graduation from Kansas University and commissioning through Reserve Officers Training Course. He has served as ah F-16 instructor pilot, functional check flight pilot and flight examiner, logging more than 2,500 flight hours, including 600 combat hours during operations Provide Comfort, Deny Flight, Northern Watch, Allied Force, Freedom’s Sentinel, and Resolute Support. He also participated in Operation Uphold Democracy while serving as an Air Liaison Officer with the 1st Ranger Batallion, 75th Ranger Regiment.
Lt. Gen. Julazadeh has served in Numbered Air Force, Major Command, Headquarters Air Force, Headquarters NATO, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, Headquarters U.S. European Command, and Office of the Secretary of Defense staff positions. He has commanded at the flight, squadron, and twice at the wing level. Prior to his current assignment, Lt. Gen. Julazadeh served as Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany.