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BRIGADIER GENERAL RICHARD A. KLUMPP JR.

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Brig. Gen. Richard A. Klumpp is the Director, Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for directing the development and implementation of Air Force long-range strategic planning, as well as providing associated policy guidance.

General Klumpp is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. After completing a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, he attended pilot training and earned his wings in September 1988. He is a command pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours in a variety of aircraft. The general has commanded at the squadron, expeditionary group and wing levels, to include Commander, 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Okla.

He has served as a military aide to the Vice President, and as Chief of Staff, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, Schriever AFB, Colo., a component of U.S. Strategic Command, as well as a variety of other staff positions. Most recently, General Klumpp was the Director of the Commander, International Security Assistance Force Liaison to the U.S. Ambassador in Kabul, Afghanistan.

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Science degree in political science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1987 Master of Public Policy degree, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1996 Master's degree in air mobility, Air Force Institute of Technology, Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, N.J.
2003 Air War College, by correspondence
2005 Master's degree in security studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Joint PME Phase II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2008 Program for Senior Managers in National Security, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008 Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2009 Senior Executive Fellows Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2009 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
2012 CAPSTONE, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1985 - June 1987, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2. June 1987 - September 1988, Student, undergraduate pilot training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
3 September 1988 - April 1992, T-38 Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander and Assistant Operations Officer, 26th Flight Training Squadron, Vance AFB, Okla.
4. April 1992 - September 1995, C-141 Instructor Aircraft Commander and Chief of C-141 Flying Safety, 305th Airlift Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.
5. September 1995 - November 1996, Student, Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, N.J.
6. November 1996 - February 1999, Air Operations Officer, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, New York City, N.Y.
7. February 1999 - May 2001, Military Aide to the Vice President, the White House, Washington, D.C.
8. May 2001 - June 2004, Chief Pilot and Commander, 1st Airlift Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.
9. July 2004 - July 2005, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. August 2005 - September 2006, Vice Commander, 375th Airlift Wing, Scott AFB, Ill.
11. September 2006 - July 2008, Commander, 71st Flight Training Wing, Vance AFB, Okla.
12. July 2008 - February 2010, Chief of Staff, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, USSTRATCOM, Schriever AFB, Colo.
13. February 2010 - August 2011, Inspector General, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
14. August 2011 - August 2012, Director, Commander, International Security Assistance Force Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan
15. September 2012 - present, Director, Air Force Strategic Planning, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. November 1996 - February 1999, Air Operations Officer, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, New York City, N.Y., as a major
2. February 1999 - May 2001, Military Aide to the Vice President, the White House, Washington, D.C., as a major and lieutenant colonel
3. July 2008 - February 2010, Chief of Staff, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, USSTRATCOM, Schriever AFB, Colo., as a colonel
4. August 2011 - August 2012, Director, Commander, International Security Assistance Force Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan, as a brigadier general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,100
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, T-1, C-141, C-32A and C-21

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 29, 1985
First Lieutenant May 29, 1987
Captain May 29, 1989
Major Aug. 1, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2001
Colonel Aug. 1, 2005
Brigadier General Sept. 3, 2010

(Current as of December 2012)

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