Lawrence A. Stutzriem is Director of Plans, Policy & Strategy (J5), North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
is responsible for North American Aerospace Defense Command plans, policy, strategy and requirements development for the safeguarding of the United States and Canada via assigned missions of aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning.
For the U.S. Northern Command, he leads development of strategy, policy, deliberate plans, and security cooperation with Canada and Mexico, to accomplish primary missions of homeland defense and support to civil authorities.
was commissioned in 1978 through the Air Force ROTC program at Arizona State University
, and in 1980 he
completed undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base
has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, including the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. In June 2001 the general served as Director of Operations, Joint Task Force - Southwest Asia
, and Deputy Director of the Combined Air Operations Center
Prior to his current assignment, he was the Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Air Force Deputy to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, D.C.