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Ronald Robert Fogleman (born January 27, 1942) is a retired United States Air Force General who served as the 15th Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 1994 to 1997, and before that, from 1992 to 1994 as Commanding General, United States Transportation Command.

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Air Force career 1.2 Disclosure of radio transmissions during the Bosnian War 1.3 Post-Air Force career

2 Awards and decorations 3 References

Biography[edit] Air Force career[edit] A 1963 graduate from the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
Academy, he holds a master's degree in military history and political science from Duke University. A command pilot and a parachutist, he amassed more than 6,800 flying hours in fighter, transport, tanker and rotary wing aircraft. He flew 315 combat missions and logged 806 hours of combat flying in fighter aircraft. 80 of his missions were as a "Misty FAC" in the F-100F Super Sabre at Phù Cát Air Base
Phù Cát Air Base
between 25 December 1968 and 23 April 1969.[1] Fogleman was shot down in Vietnam
Vietnam
in 1968, while piloting a F-100. He was rescued by clinging to an AH-1 Cobra helicopter that landed at the crash site.[2] In early assignments he instructed student pilots, performed combat duty as a fighter pilot and high-speed forward air controller in Vietnam
Vietnam
and Thailand, taught history at the Air Force Academy and conducted flight operations in Europe—including duty as an F-15 Eagle aircraft demonstration pilot for international airshows. He commanded an Air Force wing, an air division, a numbered air force, a major command and a unified combatant command. Fogleman was the first graduate of the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
Academy to advance to Chief of Staff of the Air Force. During his tenure, he introduced a simplified code of conduct for Airmen, which remains in use today. Called the "Air Force Core Values", the code demands "Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do." General Fogleman retired on September 1, 1997. Disclosure of radio transmissions during the Bosnian War[edit] During the Bosnian War, U.S. Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady's F-16 was shot down over Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
on 2 June 1995. He evaded capture and on 6 June, he transmitted intermittent radio messages to lessen the chance of detection by enemy forces. General Fogleman publicly disclosed to reporters that "intermittent" transmissions had been picked up, which was criticized by NATO officials who observed that the information could alert enemy forces looking for O'Grady. O'Grady was subsequently rescued by US Marines on 8 June.[3] Post-Air Force career[edit] He currently has a seat on the Boards of Directors of Alliant Techsystems, AAR Corporation, Mesa Air Group, Inc., Tactical Air Support, Inc., World Air Holdings, Inc., and the Tauriga Sciences Inc.'s Business Advisory Board[1][4][5] He is also on the board of advisors of the Code of Support Foundation, a nonprofit military services organization.[6] On November 11, 2009, General Fogleman was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors at Alliant Techsystems
Alliant Techsystems
Inc., following the retirement of ATK Chairman and CEO Dan Murphy. As a Boeing
Boeing
consultant, Fogleman said that the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II will not be a combat proven aircraft until it receives the Block 3F software in the early 2020s.[7] Awards and decorations[edit]

Air Force Command Pilot Badge

Basic Parachutist Badge

Basic Missile Maintenance Badge

Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge

Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
with two bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
with one bronze oak leaf cluster

Army Distinguished Service Medal

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

Silver Star

Legion of Merit
Legion of Merit
with one bronze oak leaf cluster

Distinguished Flying Cross with one bronze oak leaf cluster

Purple Heart

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Medal
Air Medal
with three silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Medal
Air Medal
(second ribbon to denote eighteenth award)

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Presidential Unit Citation with one bronze oak leaf cluster

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Outstanding Unit Award
with "V" device
"V" device
and three bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Outstanding Unit Award
(second ribbon to denote fifth award)

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Organizational Excellence Award
with one bronze oak leaf cluster

Combat Readiness Medal

Air Force Recognition Ribbon

National Defense Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
with one bronze service star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Vietnam
Vietnam
Service Medal with three bronze service stars

Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon with one bronze oak leaf cluster

Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon with two bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Longevity Service Award
Air Force Longevity Service Award
with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Air Force Training Ribbon

Order of National Security Merit, Gugseon Medal, Republic of Korea

Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand

Grand Cordon, First Class, Order of the Rising Sun, Japan

Royal Order of the Polar Star, Commander First Class, Sweden

Legion of Honor, with the rank of Commander, France

Venezuelan Air Force Cross, First Class

Korean Presidential Unit Citation

Republic of Vietnam
Vietnam
Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

SICOFAA Legion of Merit
Legion of Merit
Medal, Grand Cross, System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces

Vietnam
Vietnam
Campaign Medal

In 2013 he was inducted into the Airlift/Tanker Hall of Fame.[8] References[edit]

United States Air Force
United States Air Force
portal

Official USAF Biography

^ a b "Where Now? Misty Bio: Ron Fogleman" (PDF). Misty Vietnam. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2014.  ^ http://defensetech.org/#ixzz1jcfMz4nw Defense.org ^ https://www.webcitation.org/5zHdPrWZu?url=http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,983055,00.html Time Magazine ^ "Tauriga Sciences Inc. Appoints General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, Retired, as a Member of the Company's Business Advisory Board". Globe Newswire. 2014-04-15. Retrieved 12 November 2014.  ^ [1] ^ " Code of Support Foundation
Code of Support Foundation
advisory board". codeofsupportfoundation.org. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.  ^ Hemmerdinger, Jon (4 November 2013). "South Korea needs both F-15s and F-35s: retired USAF general". flightglobal.com. Reed Elsevier. Retrieved 4 November 2013.  ^ "Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame". Airlift/Tanker Association. 

Military offices

Preceded by Gen. Merrill McPeak Chief of Staff of the Air Force 1994–1997 Succeeded by Gen. Michael E. Ryan

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