Dayton, OHIO, 09/04/2018 – General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF (Ret), will be enshrined into the National Aviation Hall of Fame on September 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
“Everything we do at the National Aviation Hall of Fame honors the brave men and women who lead the way in aerospace innovation and exploration,” said Michael Quiello, NAHF Chairman. “We are proud to honor General Fogleman in the Class of 2018 for his unfailing service to our country and to future pilots and aviators, engineers and scientists, astronauts and inventors who will follow in his footsteps.”
General Ronald R. Fogleman retired from the USAF on September 1, 1997 after thirty-four years of active commissioned service. On his final tour of duty, General Fogleman served as the 15th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. Prior to that he was Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Transportation Command (CINCTRANS). As Chief, he served as the senior uniformed officer responsible for the organization, training and equipage of 750,000 active duty, guard, reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he served as a military advisor to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the President.
A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Fogleman holds a master’s degree in military history and political science from Duke University. General Fogleman has an extensive background in fighter, mobility and general aviation aircraft, having flown over 8,900 total hours in more than 70 different aircraft to include the F-100, F-4, F-15, F-16, A-10, SU-27, Mig-29, C-5, C-17, C-21, C-130, C-141, KC-10 and KC-135. He served two tours in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, flying 315 combat missions and logging 806 hours of combat fighter time. After retiring from the military he continued his public service as a member of the Defense Policy Board, The NASA Advisory Council, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Advisory Board and the Congressional Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization. In his private life he has served and continues to serve on the boards of numerous aerospace and defense companies to include AAR Corp, Orbital ATK, Rolls Royce North America, Theia, TacAir Solutions and Unitech Composites.
The NAHF Class of 2018 also includes: Colonel R. Walter “Walt” Cunningham, USMC (Ret), Korean War veteran, fighter pilot and Apollo astronaut; General John R. “Jack” Dailey, USMC (Ret), Vietnam veteran, fighter pilot, Marine Corps, NASA and NASM leader; and the late Mr. William “Bill” Dana, NASA pioneer, engineer and test pilot.
The NAHF’s Enshrinement Ceremony and Program will include industry leaders and over a dozen returning Enshrinees, including astronauts Eileen Collins and Hoot Gibson, Aerospace Leaders Charlie Bolden and Walter Boyne, Dick and Burt Rutan, general aviation titans Dale Klapmeier and Tom Poberezny, WWII triple-ace Bud Anderson and Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee, among others.
Sponsorships are currently available. Committed sponsors to date include Cirrus Aircraft, United Airlines, PerformAir International, Herb Kelleher, GE Aviation, Scotts Miracle-Gro, AAR Corporation, DuPont
, Jet Linx, AIRBUS, Rolls-Royce, Williams International, NBAA, Northrup Grumman, Oliver Wyman, Southwest Airlines, Concordia Capital, GAMA, Tactical Air Support, UNITECH, and THEIA Systems.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner and program to follow at 7:00 p.m. The National Building Museum is located at 440 G St. NW in Washington, D.C. Sponsorship information is available at nationalaviation.org. Photos attached for public use.
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