Clarence R. "Dick" Anderegg, a member of the Senior Executive Service, was the Director, Air Force History and Museums Policies and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He provides policy and guidance to four key components of the Air Force history program: the Air Force Historical Research Agency; the Air Force museum system; the Historical Studies Office; and the worldwide history program.
The Historical Research Agency, located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., maintains the 100 million pages of official Air Force archives. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, which hosts more than 1.5 million visitors a year, collects, restores and displays air and space craft, a legacy that spans more than a century of military flight. The Historical Studies Office, Anacostia Navy Annex, Washington, D.C., produces books, provides research facilities and organizes exhibits of historical value to the Air Force. The worldwide history program consists of more than 200 Air Force historians. They write the annual base, numbered air force and major command histories that document all Air Force activities. Mr. Anderegg also serves as the historical adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Anderegg was an air and space power strategist in Project Checkmate during the planning and execution of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He served as an active-duty Air Force officer for 30 years, during which he commanded an F-15 squadron, was twice a fighter group commander and twice a fighter wing vice commander. Mr. Anderegg is a former F-4 Fighter Weapons School instructor pilot and flew more than 3,700 hours in the F-4C/D/E/G and the F-15A/C/E, including 170 combat missions during the Vietnam War. Following his retirement from the Air Force at the rank of colonel, Mr. Anderegg wrote "The Ash Warriors," a history of the Mount Pinatubo eruptions and subsequent evacuation of Clark Air Base, and "Sierra Hotel," a history of the cultural changes that occurred in the U.S. Air Force fighter force during the decade after the Vietnam War.
1967 Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y.
1974 U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (F-4), Nellis AFB, Nev.
1975 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1977 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1987 Master of Science degree in international affairs, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
1988 Air War College, by seminar
1. 1968, student, undergraduate pilot training, Laredo AFB, Texas, and F-4 student pilot, MacDill AFB, Fla.
2. 1969 - 1970, pilot, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udorn Air Base, Thailand
3. 1970 - 1974, pilot, 78th TFS, Royal Air Force Woodbridge, England, and wing flight examiner, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Bentwaters, England
4. 1974 - 1975, F-4 student and instructor pilot, 414th Fighter Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. 1976, flight commander, 12th TFS, Kadena AB, Japan
6. 1977 - 1980, instructor and aerial attack flight commander, 414th FWS, Nellis AFB, Nev.
7. 1980 - 1984, action officer and executive officer for Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. 1984, Chief of Wing Weapons, 36th TFW, Bitburg AB, West Germany
9. 1984 - 1986, Commander, 525th TFS, Bitburg, West Germany
10. 1986 - 1988, Assistant Deputy Commander for Operations, 325th Tactical Training Wing, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
11. 1989 - 1990, Deputy Commander for Operations, 4th TFW, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
12. 1990 - 1991, Vice Commander, 3rd TFW, Clark AB, Philippines
13. 1991 - 1994, Commander, 475th Weapons Evaluation Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
14. 1994 - 1995, Vice Commander, 325th Fighter Wing Tyndall AFB, Fla.
15. 1995 - 1997, Detachment Commander, Air Force ROTC, Pittsburgh, Pa.
16. 1998 - 2000, self-employed author and editor of various Air Force history projects
17. 2001 - 2003, air and space strategist, Project Checkmate, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and consultant to the Rand Corporation
18. 2003 - 2013, Director, Air Force History and Museums Policies and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with 11 oak leaf clusters
Distinguished graduate, Air Force ROTC, Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y.
Distinguished graduate, undergraduate pilot training
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
Order of Daedalians
Former chair, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia Construction Committee
(Current as of November 2016)