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Mr. Charles R. "Ron" Henderson, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for establishing and sustaining essential relationships and associated lines of communication; and integrating nuclear capabilities into Air Force, joint, coalition and national planning/operations. He also is responsible for developing and assessing nuclear employment constructs and concepts; and establishing and sustaining the critical processes and structures necessary to ensure continued success across the entire Air Force nuclear enterprise. Additionally, he serves as an adviser on nuclear matters to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force.

Mr. Henderson served in the Air Force from January 1970 until September 2000. While on active duty he served in a variety of leadership capacities, retiring as a major general. He commanded three wings and a combined task force, and he held senior-level staff leadership positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, U.S Strategic Command and the Air Staff. After retirement from active duty, Mr. Henderson spent more than seven years in industry supporting an array of national security-related issues, programs and initiatives. He entered federal civil service in April 2008. Mr. Henderson was awarded the Annual 2010 Secretary Eugene M. Zuckert Award for Superior Management and Leadership.

1969 Bachelor of Science degree, University of Tennessee
1975 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1976 Master's degree in management, Central Michigan University
1982 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1987 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

1. 1970 - 1974, student, undergraduate pilot training; T-38 instructor pilot, Craig AFB, Ala.
2. 1974 - 1974, student, B-52 pilot training, Castle AFB, Calif.
3. 1974 - 1977, B-52H aircraft commander, instructor pilot, and standardization and evaluation flight examiner, Wurtsmith AFB, Mich.
4. 1977 - 1978, student, Education with Industry Program, Douglas Aircraft Co., Long Beach, Calif.
5. 1978 - 1981, manufacturing quality assurance officer, later, assistant director, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1981 - 1982, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. 1982 - 1982, student, B-52 requalification, Castle AFB, Calif.
8. 1982 - 1983, B-52G instructor pilot, later, flight commander, 28th Bomb Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga.
9. 1983 - 1986, operations officer, later, Commander, 23rd Bomb Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
10. 1986 - 1987, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. 1987 - 1989, military assistant to the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Strategic Aeronautical and Theater Nuclear forces; acting Assistant Deputy Director, Strategic Aeronautical and Theater Nuclear Forces, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. 1989 - 1991, Vice Commander, 28th Bomb Wing, later, Commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
13. 1991- 1993, Chief, Nuclear Operations and Command and Control Division, Operations Directorate, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. 1993 - 1994, Commander, 384th Bomb Wing, McConnell AFB, Kan.
15. 1994 - 1995, Commander, 7th Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas
16. 1995 - 1996, Commanding General, Combined Task Force Operation Provide Comfort, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
17. 1996 - 1997, Deputy Director of Operational Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. 1997 - 1997, Director, Command and Control, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. 1997 - 1998, Director, Operations and Training, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. 1998 - 2000, Director, Plans and Policy (J5), Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
21. 2000 - 2008, Vice President, National Security Issues, Science Applications International Corporation, Washington, D.C.
22. 2008 - 2008, Senior Adviser to the Director of Nuclear Operations, Plans and Requirements, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
23. 2008 - present, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and
Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,800
Aircraft flown: T-38, B-52, EC-135, KC-135 and B-1B

Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

(Current as of August 2011)


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