Member # 36019
Paul W. Tibbets IV received his commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1989. Following graduation, he served in a variety of operational assignments as a B-1 and B-2 pilot. The general commanded the 393rd Bomb Squadron and 509th Bomb Wing, both assigned to Eighth Air Force. He flew combat missions in support of operations in Southwest Asia, the Balkans and Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star and Distinguished Flying Cross. Paul retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Brigadier General with more than 4,000 flying hours after nearly 30 years of service.
Paul is currently the Global Strike Portfolio Lead for LinQuest Corporation. As the operations and business development lead for Air Force Global Strike Command and the nuclear enterprise, Paul leads a high-performing team to rapidly advance groundbreaking technologies for the warfighter. He drives revenue growth through agreements with customers for solutions to critical requirements.
He is also the President and Owner of Strike Advanced Solutions, LLC, as an Independent Consultant. He assesses strategic plans, risk management programs and leadership strategies to find optimum solutions to business challenges. Strike Advanced Solutions also provides leadership coaching, messaging, speeches/seminars, mentoring and networking/teambuilding.
Additionally, Paul is a First Officer for FedEx Express, flying the B-777.
Paul joined the 8th Air Force Historical Society as a Life Member in 2002. In 2020 he was appointed to serve on a specially created ad hoc committee as an advisor to the Board of Directors, working alongside Eleesa Faulkner, focusing on Education and Outreach. He was also instrumental in advising the Board on critical decisions involving the Society’s current website and development. He was formally elected to the Board in 2021, where he served as Treasurer, and then as President beginning in 2022.