Reese AFB, Texas

Robertus Remkes

Major General Robertus C.N. Remkes is Director, Strategy, Policy and Assessments, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. As Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, he is responsible for formulation and staff direction of the execution of basic military and political policy, as well as planning for command activities involving relations with other U.S. Unified Commands, allied military and international military organizations and subordinate commands. He also serves as Director of Capabilities and Assessments. In this capacity he is responsible for the development of force structure requirements; conducting studies, analyses and assessments; and for evaluating military forces, plans, programs and strategies.

General Remkes received his commission upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977 and completed pilot training at Reese AFB, Texas, in December 1978. He has served as a squadron, group and wing commander. He has flown the T-37, T-38, T-1, C-130, F-4, F-16 and the F-15. General Remkes is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School. He is a command pilot with more than 2,700 hours of flight time. Remkes holdes a Master's degree in aviation management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


  • 1977 Bachelor of Science degree in history, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • 1986 Air Command and Staff College
  • 1987 Master’s degree in aviation management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 1988 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1994 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama


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