LT GEN Conaway (Past Director NGB)

John B. Conaway is a retired U.S. Air Force officer who served as the Chief of the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 1993.

Military Career

Lt Gen Conaway was a fighter pilot who flew F-102s, SA-16s, RB-57s and was an instructor pilot in RF101s. After a short stint on active duty, he became the KY ANG operations officer in1969. He became air commander in 1972 and vice commander of the 123rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, in1974. Other assignments Included duty as wing director of operations, wing chief of safety, wing chief of standardization and evaluation, group commander, group deputy commander for operations, and squadron operations officer. Conaway was recalled to active duty as deputy director of the Air National Guard in April 1977 and in April 1981, became director. He was reappointed director in April 1985, and then became vice chief in July 1988. He was appointed as Chief of the National Guard Bureau in February 1990.

He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general on March 1, 1990. He retired on November 30, 1993.