Randal D. Fullhart
Major General Randal D. Fullhart, USAF (Ret.) is Commandant of Cadets of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.
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, and 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 as the Assistant Director of Operations, 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. The general was Vice Commander, Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional), Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, prior to his final assignment as Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
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. General Fullhart's major awards and decorations include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Aerial Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and three oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster, and the Combat Readiness Medal.
General Fullhart is joined by his wife, Kathy. Their son, Stephen, lives and works in Texas.
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