John F. Regni

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John F. Regni
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Lt. Gen. John F. Regni
Born (1952-01-19) January 19, 1952 (age 65)
Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany
Years of service 1973-2009
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Air University
Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy
Awards Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with OLC
Defense Superior Service Medal with OLC
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with silver OLC

Lieutenant General John F. Regni (born January 19, 1952)[1][2] was the seventeenth Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Education and training[edit]

General Regni graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology. He also holds a Master's Degree in systems management from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.

  • 1973 Bachelor of Science degree in biology, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • 1977 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
  • 1981 Master of Science degree in systems management, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1984 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 1990 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 1993 Advanced Management Program, University of Illinois
  • 1997 Capstone, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.He is a graduate of the Air Force Squadron Officer School, the Air Command and Staff College, and the Air War College.

Military career[edit]

General Regni's career has encompassed a wide range of personnel, training and command assignments. His command tours include Base Commander and 8th Combat Support Group Commander, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea; Commander, Second Air Force; and Commander, Air University. He has also served as Director of Manpower, Personnel and Support for U.S. Pacific Command; Director of Personnel at Air Mobility Command; and Director of Military Personnel Policy at U.S. Air Force Headquarters. He was appointed Superintendent in October 2005, only the second non-aeronautically rated officer (i.e., not a pilot or navigator) to hold the position in the Academy's history, and has since performed admirably and returned a sense of camaraderie to the cadet wing and helped to promote morale. General Regni passed on the position of Superintendent to Lt Gen Michael C. Gould in June 2009, and retired from the Air Force on 1 July 2009.

Assignments[edit]

  • November 1973 - July 1976, personnel officer, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah
  • July 1976 - July 1978, Chief of Personnel Utilization, 40th Tactical Group, Aviano Air Base, Italy
  • July 1978 - July 1981, Chief, Force Analysis, and assistant, colonel assignments, Air Force Manpower and Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
  • July 1981 - August 1983, assistant executive, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • August 1983 - May 1984, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • May 1984 - July 1987, assistant Chief of Staff, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
  • July 1987 - August 1989, Deputy Base Commander, 3380th Air Base Group, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  • August 1989 - July 1990, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • July 1990 – July 1991, Base Commander and Commander, 8th Combat Support Group, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
  • July 1991 - August 1994, Director, Manpower, Personnel and Support, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
  • August 1994 - March 1996, Director of Personnel, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois
  • March 1996 - June 1998, Director, Military Personnel Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • July 1998 - August 2000, Director of Personnel Resources, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and Director, Air Force Personnel Operations Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • August 2000 - July 2004, Commander, 2nd Air Force, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
  • July 2004 - October 2005, Commander, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  • October 2005 - June 2009, Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Awards and decorations[edit]

His military decorations include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
John W. Rosa
Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy
2005—2009
Succeeded by
Michael C. Gould