Defending the Homeland: Setting Priorities with Shifting Threats

Gen. Victor E. Renuart, Jr. is the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Renuart entered the U.S. Air Force in 1971 and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force through the Officer Training School in 1972. Among his early assignments, he commanded the 76th Tactical Fighter Squadron, headquartered at England Air Force Base, La., during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

As director of operations for U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Renuart oversaw the planning and execution of all joint and allied combat operations for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. In 2006, Renuart was selected as the senior military assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense. A year later, Renuart assumed command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster.

Renuart is a command pilot and has logged more than 3,900 flight hours, including 60 combat missions.

Group(s): Baker Institute
Speaker General Victor E. Renuart Jr.

When?

Tue, Dec. 2, 2008
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

Where?

Rice University, Baker Hall