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Norman Seip Biography

Ret. US Air Force Lieutenant General
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"

“The goal is to put President Obama’s clear inaugural message about climate change into action. The United States must invest more in its physical infrastructure to become more resilient to climate impacts like extreme weather, while quickly reducing our carbon emissions and shifting to safer, renewable energy…

By investing in biofuels, as well as using more solar and renewable power, U.S. military leaders are moving in the right direction.”

Cowritten with Steven M. Anderson, “Ask What You Can Do for Your Country: Combating Climate Threats to Our National Security,”, Feb. 8, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, Executive Advisory Council, Mission Readiness: Military Leaders for Kids
  • Member, National Security Advisory Council, US Global Leadership Coalition
  • Member, The Consensus for American Security, American Security Project
  • Lieutenant General, United States Air Force, 2006-2009
  • Major General, United States Air Force, 2004-2006
  • Brigadier General, United States Air Force, 2000-2004
  • Colonel, United States Air Force, 1996-2000
  • Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force, 1990-1996
  • Major, United States Air Force, 1985-1990
  • Captain, United States Air Force, 1978-1985
  • First Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1976-1978
  • Second Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1974-1976
  • MA, Public Administration, Golden Gate University, 1980
  • Attended Squadron Officer School, 1977
  • BA, History, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, 1974
  • General Seip oversaw Air Force assets, five forward-operating locations, and civil and military engagements in Central/South America and the Caribbean
Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?