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MAJOR GENERAL RANDY A. KEE

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Maj. Gen. Randy A. Kee is the Director, Strategy and Policy, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

General Kee was commissioned in 1985 through the ROTC program at Oregon State University. Following graduation, he served in a variety of operational assignments initially as a B-52 navigator and subsequently as a C-130 pilot. The general has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, and has been engaged in multiple combat operations in Southwest Asia, the Balkans and Afghanistan. He has also commanded two Air Expeditionary Wings during two years of deployed service.

The general has held a variety of staff assignments to include U.S. Transportation Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and the Joint Staff in both Operations and Strategic Plans and Policy Directorates. He has also served as Vice Commander of Air Mobility Command's Global Air Operations Center. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs (Western Hemisphere), Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate on the Joint Staff. General Kee is a command pilot and previously qualified navigator who has flown a variety of aircraft, with approximately 4,700 flight hours, including 700 in combat.

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor's degree in mathematics, Oregon State University
1991 Master's degree in administrative management, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.
1991 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Master's degree in transportation management/air mobility, USAF Air Mobility Warfare Center and Air Force Institute of Technology, Fort Dix, N.J.
1999 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2002 Master's degree in strategic studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 National Security Studies Program, Elliott School of Government, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2009 Leadership Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 1985 - June 1986, student, undergraduate navigator training, Mather AFB, Calif.
2. July 1986 - February 1987, student, B-52 navigator training, Castle AFB, Calif.
3. February 1987 - September 1989, B-52 standardization and evaluation navigator, 325th Bombardment Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
4. October 1989 - November 1990, student, undergraduate pilot training, Vance AFB, Okla.
5. December 1990 - March 1991, student, C-130 pilot training, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
6. April 1991 - July 1994, C-130 pilot and aircraft commander, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany
7. August 1994 - July 1995, C-130 evaluator pilot and flight commander, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
8. August 1995 - November 1996, student, USAF Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, N.J.
9. December 1996 - September 1997, joint transportation plans officer, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
10. October 1997 - June 1998, Joint Exercise Program Director, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
11. June 1998 - May 1999, student, Army Command and Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
12. June 1999 - November 1999, Assistant Director of Operations, 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
13. December 1999 - June 2001, Commander, 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan
14. July 2001 - May 2002, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
15. June 2002 - August 2003, Chief, Special Programs Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. September 2003 - October 2003, Vice Commander, Air Mobility Operations Control Center, Ramstein AB, Germany
17. November 2003 - January 2004, Vice Commander, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan
18. January 2004 - June 2005, Commander, 86th Operations Group, Ramstein AB, Germany
19. June 2005 - June 2006, Commander, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan
20. July 2006 - July 2007, Chief, Strategic Policy Division, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
21. July 2007 - July 2008, executive officer to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
22. July 2008 - June 2009, Assistant Deputy Director of Global Operations, Operations Directorate (J3), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
23. June 2009 - June 2010, Vice Commander, 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center, Scott AFB, Ill.
24. July 2010 - June 2011, Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia
25. July 2011 – July 2013, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs (Western Hemisphere), Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C
26. August 2013 – present, Director, Strategy and Policy, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. December 1996 - September 1997, joint transportation plans officer, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill., as a major
2. October 1997 - June 1998, Joint Exercise Program Director, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill., as a major
3. July 2006 - July 2007, Chief, Strategic Policy Division, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
4. July 2007 - July 2008, executive officer to the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
5. July 2008 - June 2009, Assistant Deputy Director of Global Operations (J3), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
6. July 2011 – July 2013, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs (Western Hemisphere), Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a brigadier general and a major general
7. August 2013 – present, Director, Strategy and Policy, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, as a major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: command pilot, navigator
Flight hours: approximately 4,700, including 700 combat hours
Aircraft flown: B-1, B-52, C-21A, C-37A, C-130E, C-130H, E-8, KC-135R/T, and RC-135

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
Inter-American Defense Board Service Medal
Gold Medal of the Polish Army
Estonia Cross of Merit First Class
Romanian Military Honor Emblem
National Guard Bureau Minuteman Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Aug. 2, 1985
First Lieutenant Aug. 2, 1987
Captain Aug. 2, 1989
Major Aug. 1, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1999
Colonel Aug. 1, 2003
Brigadier General July 22, 2009
Major General Nov. 30, 2012

(Current as of November 2015)

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