Nicholas B. Kehoe
LtGen Nicholas Kehoe
|Born||May 28, 1943|
Langley Field, Virginia
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1966-2000|
|Commands held||12th Flying Training Wing|
Nineteenth Air Force
Inspector General, USAF
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Distinguished Flying Cross (3)
|Other work||HUD, Asst. Inspector
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, CEO & President
Nicholas B. Kehoe (born May 28, 1943) is a retired United States Air Force lieutenant general who served as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. His last active duty assignment was as the Inspector General of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. After over 34 years of military service, LtGen Kehoe continued in public service as the Assistant Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As of March 1, 2003, he became the President and CEO of the Medal of Honor Society.
Air Force career
Kehoe is a command pilot with over 3,600 hours of flight hours in T-37, T-38, F-4, F-15 and other aircraft. During the Vietnam War, he served two combat tours, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and 28 Air Medals.
In September 1998, LtGen Kehoe became the inspector general, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. — overseeing Air Force inspection policy; criminal investigations; counterintelligence operations; the complaints and fraud, waste and abuse programs; intelligence oversight and two field operating agencies, the Air Force Inspection Agency and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
LtGen Kehoe retired from the Air Force on October 1, 2000 after over 34 years of service
Summary of assignments
- September 1966 - September 1967, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
- September 1967 - June 1968, student, F-4 combat crew training, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and George Air Force Base, California
- June 1968 - June 1969, F-4 pilot, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand
- June 1969 - February 1970, F-4 upgrade training, George Air Force Base, California
- February 1970 - March 1971, F-4 pilot, 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam
- March 1971 - December 1973, T-38 instructor pilot and assistant chief, Wing Operations Division, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
- December 1973 - December 1976, staff officer and chief, Airspace and Air Traffic Control Division, Directorate of Training, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
- December 1976 - December 1978, chief of training, 86th Tactical Fighter Group, and operations officer, 512th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
- December 1978 - June 1979, student, Royal Air Force Air War College, Royal Air Force Cranwell, England
- June 1979 - August 1981, senior U.S. Air Force adviser to British Joint Warfare Wing, National Defense College, Latimer, England
- August 1981 - September 1983, director of social actions, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
- September 1983 - January 1986, deputy commander for operations and vice commander, 1st Tactical Fighter Wing, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
- January 1986 - October 1986, director of inspection, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
- October 1986 - August 1988, vice commander and commander, 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
- August 1988 - May 1990, assistant deputy chief of staff for plans and requirements, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
- May 1990 - July 1992, deputy director for regional plans and policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Operations, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
- July 1992 - October 1994, assistant chief of staff for operations and logistics, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium
- October 1994 - November 1995, commander, 19th Air Force, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
- November 1995 - September 1998, deputy chairman, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee, Headquarters NATO, Brussels, Belgium
- September 1998 - October 2000, Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
- Second Lieutenant Jun 8, 1966
- First Lieutenant Dec 8, 1967
- Captain Jun 1, 1969
- Major Mar 1, 1975
- Lieutenant Colonel Apr 1, 1978
- Colonel Sept 1, 1982
- Brigadier General Jun 1, 1990
- Major General Dec 1, 1992
- Lieutenant General Oct 31, 1995
Awards and decorations
LtGen Kehoe's military awards and decoration include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with 27 oak leaf clusters, an Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and a Vietnam Service Medal.
- Defense Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
- Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
- Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
- Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters
- Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
- Air Medal with twenty seven oak leaf clusters
- Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
- Vietnam Service Medal
- "United States Air Force biography". Archived from the original on March 16, 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-21..
- PRNewire, February 28, 2003.
- https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/who_is_who_139939.htm, Deputy Chairmen of the NATO Military Committee, Jan 10, 2017, retrieved Feb 20, 2018.
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- "Board of Directors". Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Archived from the original on 2007-05-24. Retrieved 2007-03-17.
- This article incorporates text in the public domain from the United States Air Force.
- "Biographies: Lieutenant General Nicholas B. Kehoe". Air Force Link. United States Air Force. October 2000. Archived from the original on 2007-03-16. Retrieved 2007-03-17.
- "General Officer Announcement (Kehoe)" (Press release). DefenseLink, U.S. Department of Defense. June 30, 1998. Retrieved 2007-03-17.
- "Retired Air Force Lt. General Nicholas Kehoe Elected President, CEO of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation". Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. PR Newswire. February 28, 2003. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved 2007-03-17.
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