General Hasan KÜÇÜKAKYÜZ, Commander TurAF, was born in 1957 in OF-TRABZON. After completing his high school education, he joined the Air Force in 1974 and graduated from the Turkish Air Force Academy in 1978.

Upon graduating from 2nd Main Jet Base (MJB) Flight Training School as fighter pilot in 1980, he completed his Combat Readiness Training in the 3rd MJB and was assigned to 191st Squadron as a Wingman. He graduated from Air War College in 1987 and assigned to Turkish Air Force Academy as a Company Commander. In 1988, he was assigned to 6th MJB as a Training Officer; later in 1990 he was assigned to 8th Main Jet Base and performed the Section Chief of Base Training and Air Operations Officer missions of 182nd Squadron.

In 1994, he graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College and assumed the duty of Öncel (F-16) Squadron Commander at 4th MJB until 1996.  In 1997, he became a Flight Training Officer in Chief of Air Defence Department of TurAF and subsequently assigned as Chief of Flight Training Branch.

He assumed the duty of Chief of Evaluation and Inspection Division and the duty of Commander of Operations at 4th Main Jet Base between the years 2000 and 2002. Then, he was assigned to Plans and Operations Department of TurAF as the Chief of Operations Branch and promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in 30 August 2003. In 2003, he became the Chief of Personnel Department of TurAF and later in 2006 he was assigned as the Commander of the Airmen Training Brigade. He was promoted to the rank of Major General in 30 August 2008 and assigned as the Deputy Commander of Air Training Command. He became the Deputy Commander of TurAF Headquarter Evaluation and Inspection Division in 2011.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in 30 August 2012 and assumed the duty of Commander of Turkish Armed Forces Medical Command and Gülhane Military Medical Academy. In 2013 he was assigned as the Chief of Air Force Evaluation and Inspection Division of TurAF. In 2015, he became the Commander of Air Training Command. He was promoted to the rank of General in 30 August 2016 and assigned as the commander of Air Combat and Air Defense Command.

General KÜÇÜKAKYÜZ is the Turkish Air Force Commander since 22 August 2017.

General Hasan KÜÇÜKAKYÜZ is married to Nuray KÜÇÜKAKYÜZ and has two sons. 

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