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GENERAL ROBERT H. "DOC" FOGLESONG

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Gen. Robert H. "Doc" Foglesong is Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, Allied Air Component Command Ramstein; Air Component Commander, U.S. European Command, Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Director, Multinational Joint Air Power Competence Center, Kalkar, Germany.

General Foglesong earned his wings at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. His aviation career includes more than 4,400 flying hours, primarily in fighter and training assignments in the F-16, F-15, A-10 and AT/T-38. He has been a commander six times. His staff tours include duty as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C; Commander, 12th Air Force; Commander, U.S. Southern Command Air Forces; Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations and Vice Chief of Staff at Headquarters U.S. Air Force.

EDUCATION
1968 Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, West Virginia University
1969 Master of Science degree in chemical engineering, West Virginia University
1971 Doctor of Philosophy in chemical engineering, West Virginia University
1989 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1996 Seminar XXI, Foreign Political and International Relations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 1972 - March 1973, student, undergraduate pilot training, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
2. August 1973 - June 1976, T-41 instructor pilot, 557th Flying Training Squadron, Peterson Field, Colo., and U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
3. July 1976 - April 1977, Aide-De-Camp to the Commander, Air Forces Korea, 314th Air Division, Osan Air Base, South Korea
4. May 1977 - January 1979, AT-33 and EB-57 instructor pilot, flight examiner and assistant operations officer, 17th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
5. February 1979 - January 1980, AT-33 instructor pilot and Commander, Detachment 1, 24th Air Defense Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
6. February 1980 - December 1982, F-15 pilot and squadron scheduler, 9th Tactical Fighter Squadron; chief of quality assurance, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing; and Commander, 49th Component Repair Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
7. January 1983 - May 1985, Special Assistant for Tactical Issues and Executive Officer for the Deputy Chief Of Staff For Research, Development and Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. June 1985 - May 1987, Special Assistant to the Commander, and Chief, Combat Analysis Division, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va.
9. June 1987 - June 1988, F-16 pilot and Assistant Deputy Commander for Operations, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, Fla.
10. July 1988 - June 1990, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Chair and Professor of Joint and Combined Warfare, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. July 1990 - February 1991, F-16 pilot and Chief of Maintenance, 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, Moody AFB, Ga.
12. February 1991 - March 1993, Director, Chief of Staff of the Air Force's Staff Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. April 1993 - December 1993, Commander, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Miss.
14. January 1994 - November 1995, Commander, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, South Korea
15. December 1995 - July 1997, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
16. August 1997 - August 1999, Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
17. September 1999 - August 2000, Commander, 12th Air Force and U.S. Southern Command Air Forces, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
18. August 2000 - November 2001, Deputy Chief Of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. November 2001 - August 2003, Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. August 2003 - December 2004, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, Allied Air Component Command Ramstein; and Air Component Commander, U.S. European Command, Ramstein AB, Germany
21. January 2005 - present, Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, Allied Air Component Command Ramstein; Air Component Commander, U.S. European Command, Ramstein AB, Germany; and Director, Multinational Joint Air Power Competence Center, Kalkar, Germany

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,400
Aircraft flown: F-16, F-15, A-10, AT/T-38, AT/T-33, EB/B-57, T-41 and C-21

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Korean National Security Medal (Samil)
Korean National Security Medal (Cheon-Su)
Medalla De Oro por Servicio Distinguido, El Salvador (Gold Medal for Distinguished Service)
Mérito Aeronáutico, Uruguay (Aeronautical Merit)
Mérito Aeronáutico, Bolivia
Cruz de la Fuerza Aérea, Colombia (Air Force Cross, Great Cross category)
Cruz de las Fuerzas Armadas, Honduras (Armed Forces Cross)
Cruz de la Fuerza Aérea, Guatemala
Cruz Peruana al Mérito Aeronáutico, clase Gran Cruz, Perú (Peruvian Cross of Aeronautical Merit, Great Cross category)
La Medalla Legion al Mérito Confraternidad Aérea Interamericana (Legion of Merit, System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces, SICOFAA)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Publication of 58 articles on scientific, leadership and military subjects
Honorary Doctorate in Strategic Intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College
Member, Academy of Distinguished Alumni, West Virginia University
Member, Chemical Engineering Academy, West Virginia University
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Honorary National Commander (past), Arnold Air Society
2005 Patriot Award, West Virginia Executive magazine
2005 Air Force Order of the Sword, U.S. Air Forces in Europe

PUBLICATIONS

Most Recent Articles:
“Character: The Link Between Intentions and Execution,” Today’s Officer, October 2005
“Leveraging Situational Awareness: Net-centric Operations are Essential to Remaining Relevant Now and in Future Conflicts,” Military Information Technology, Volume 9, No. 6, August 2005
"Investing in Leaders for the Future: West Virginia Needs to Nurture its Trailblazers," Charleston Daily Mail, July 2, 2005
"NATO Air Power Gains Centre of Excellence," NATO’s Nations and Partners for Peace, Volume 50 No. 1, 2005
"Air and Space Power: Past, Present and Future," Transforming Air Power: Journal of the Joint Air Power Competence Centre, May 2005

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant April 24, 1972
Captain Aug. 24, 1974
Major July 1, 1980
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 1984
Colonel Dec. 1, 1986
Brigadier General July 15, 1994
Major General Oct. 1, 1996
Lieutenant General Sept. 1, 1997
General Nov. 5, 2001

(Current as of November 2005)

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