Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice, USAF, Ret., is a senior fellow in support of the National Defense University's Capstone Program. The Course objective is to make newly selected general and flag officers more effective in planning and employing U.S. forces in joint and combined operations. The Capstone curriculum examines major issues affecting national security decision making, military strategy, joint/combined doctrine, interoperability and key allied national issues.
General Allardice is employed as a Highly Qualified Expert - Senior Mentor for the Joint Staff J7 in support of Combatant Command and Joint Task Force Operations and Exercises and as a Senior Fellow in support of the National Defense University’s Pinnacle, Capstone, and Keystone programs.
General Allardice entered the Air Force in 1980 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. His career included command at 18th Air Force, the largest numbered air force, joint, wing, group and squadron levels. Additionally, he served in a wide variety of high level operational and staff assignments at the Pentagon, Air Force Material Command, and Central Command. He deployed three times in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. In 2001, he commanded the strategic humanitarian airdrop which began on the first night of combat operations in Afghanistan, the largest mass personnel airdrop since Operation Overlord, commonly referred to as D-Day. In the opening days of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded and led the airdrop of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, seizing vital territory in northern Iraq. In 2007, he deployed to Iraq as Commander, Coalition Air Force Transition Team. There, he was responsible for the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq for standing up the Iraqi air force. The general was the Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Ill. His final assignment was as Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. General Allardice retired in 2013.
General Allardice founded Allardice™ Enterprises, Inc., in 2013 after serving in the United States Air Force for over 33 years. With 16 Years senior executive experience and a remarkable record of achievement in the United State Air Force, General Allardice is recognized as an innovative pioneer leading transformation in modern complex global systems.
General Allardice is also a member, Air Force Studies Board of the National Academies’ National Research Council, “Opportunities for the Employment of Simulation in U.S. Air Force Training Environments”
Retired from the Air Force in 2013, Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice’s active duty biography is available on the Air Force website.