Maj. Gen. Randal D. "Randy" Fullhart is Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As the capability director, General Fullhart is responsible to the Air Force acquisition executive for airlift, air refueling, training and special operations programs.
General Fullhart received his commission in 1979 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, and has also commanded two expeditionary flying squadrons, an expeditionary operations group in Operation Allied Force, an expeditionary wing in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition, he has served as the Commandant of the Air Command and Staff College. General Fullhart has held staff assignments that include experience in operations, safety, acquisition, and government affairs at the major command and Headquarters U.S. Air Force levels. He served at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and has joint experience at U.S. Transportation Command as well as joint, inter-agency experience as Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency. Prior to his current assignment, the general was Vice Commander, Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional), Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
General Fullhart is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours in the C-141, KC-135, C-17, F-16, T-38 and T-37.
1979 Bachelor of Science degree in international affairs, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1983 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1984 Marine Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1986 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1988 Master of Arts degree in management, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
1995 Master of Arts degree in national security affairs, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2001 National Security Management Course, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2007 Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Program, National Security Agency, Washington, D.C.
2009 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
1. June 1979 - June 1980, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. July 1980 - September 1980, student, C-141 training, Altus AFB, Okla.
3. September 1980 - September 1985, C-141 copilot, aircraft commander and instructor pilot, Prime Nuclear Airlift Force, and Chief, Operations Resource Management Division, Current Operations Special Missions Planner, McGuire AFB, N.J.
4. September 1985 - November 1986, Air Staff Training Program officer, Logistics and Maintenance Budget Integration Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
5. November 1986 - August 1989, C-141 formal school instructor, Chief of Squadron Training, and Chief of Wing Flying Safety, Altus AFB, Okla.
6. August 1989 - July 1991, Special Assignment Airlift Mission Director, Airlift Director, and special assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations for Quality, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
7. July 1991 - July 1994, government affairs officer and member, Commander-in-Chief U.S. Transportation Command Initiatives Team, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
8. August 1994 - June 1995, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
9. June 1995 - October 1995, student, KC-135R training, Altus AFB, Okla.
10. October 1995 - October 1996, Commander, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, N.D. (March 1996 - June 1996, Commander, 92nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Istres Air Base, France; July 1996 - September 1996, Commander, 4404th Air Refueling Squadron (provisional), Riyadh and Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia)
11. October 1996 - May 1997, Deputy Commander, 319th Operations Group, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
12. May 1997 - May 1998, Chief, Mobility Forces Division, Directorate of Global Reach Programs, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. May 1998 - January 2000, Commander, 100th Operations Group, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England (March 1999 - June 1999, Commander, 100th Expeditionary Operations Group, RAF Mildenhall, England)
14. January 2000 - October 2001, Assistant Director of Aerospace Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
15. October 2001 - August 2003, Commander, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Wash. (March 2003 - May 2003, Commander, 487th Expeditionary Wing, Cairo West AB, Egypt)
16. August 2003 - June 2004, Vice Director and Military Commander, Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
17. June 2004 - October 2004, Commander, College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
18. October 2004 - June 2006, Commandant, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
19. July 2006 - August 2008, Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
20. August 2008 - October 2008, Vice Commander, Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional), Barksdale AFB, La.
21. October 2008 - present, Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1991 - July 1994, government affairs officer and member, Commander-in-Chief U.S. Transportation Command Initiatives Team, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill., as a major and lieutenant colonel
2. July 2006 - August 2008, Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a brigadier general and major general
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,500
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, C-141A, C-141B, C-17, F-16, and KC-135R
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 30, 1979
First Lieutenant May 30, 1981
Captain May 30, 1983
Major Dec. 1, 1989
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 1994
Colonel Sept. 1, 1998
Brigadier General Jan. 1, 2005
Major General June 19, 2008
(Current as of June 2011)