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Randal D. Fullhart

Major General Randal D. Fullhart (U.S. Air Force, retired) is the commandant of cadets.

Maj Gen Fullhart received his commission in 1979 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

He commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels and 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 military commander, Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency and commandant of the Air Command and Staff College.

Maj Gen 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, interagency experience as deputy chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency. He was vice commander, Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional), Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, before 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.

His academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Master of Arts from Webster University, and a master’s degree in national security affairs from the National War College.

Additionally, he is a graduate of the National Security Management Course from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, the Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Program from the National Security Agency, and the Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Maj Gen 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. His 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.

Maj Gen Fullhart and his wife, Kathy, have a son, Steve.