Ronald R. Fogleman
Professional History Highlights
General Ron Fogleman retired from the USAF on 1 September 1997 after thirty-four years of active commissioned service. On his final tour of duty General Fogleman served as the 15th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From 1992 until 1994 he was Commander in Chief of the U.S. Transportation Command (CINCTRANS). As Chief of Staff, he served as the senior uniformed officer responsible for the organization, training and equipage of 750,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and Overseas. As a member of the JCS, he served as a military advisor to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the President.
General Fogleman is the founding principle of The Durango Group, LLC, an international consulting firm with a client list that includes The Boeing Company, FMC, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and RSL Electronics. He is a Senior Vice President of Projects International; a Washington, DC based international business advisory company. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for AAR Corp, Alliant Techsystems, First National Bank of Durango, IDC, Mesa Air Group, MITRE Corporation, Thales-Raytheon Systems, and is Non-Executive Chairman of World Airways. He devotes considerable time to national security and community affairs. He currently chairs the Falcon Foundation and the Airlift/Tanker Association. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Fort Lewis College Foundation, and the Air Force Association. Since retiring from the Air Force he has served on the Defense Policy Board, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Advisory Council, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Advisory Board, chaired an Air Force Laboratory study on directed energy weapons, a National Research Council Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Vision 2050: An Integrated Transportation System, served on the NASA Mars Program Independent Assessment Team, the congressionally directed Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization and the NASA Shuttle Return to Flight Task Group.
General Fogleman is an active pilot with an extensive background in fighters, mobility aircraft and general aviation. He has flown over 7200 total hours. His fighter experience included operational tours in the F-100, F-4, F-15, F-16 and A-10. He served two tours in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War flying 315 combat missions and logging 806 hours of combat fighter time. While serving as USCINCTRANS and Commander of the Air Mobility Command he flew mobility aircraft in support of humanitarian and contingency operations on six continents. Other senior command positions held include: Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces, Korea; Commander 7th Air Force and Commander Air Component Command of the US/ROK Combined Forces Command; Commander 836th Air Division; and Commander of the 56th FTW.
General Fogleman’s staff experience saw a heavy emphasis on long-range programming and strategic planning. While serving as Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, he hosted the first world-wide conference of air chiefs. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the USAF Academy (1963) and a Master’s degree in Military History and Political Science from Duke University (1971). He lectures on leadership, international affairs and military issues and has published numerous articles on air and space operations.
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