Brig. Gen. Ronald R. ?Ron? Ladnier is Director of Logistics Readiness, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The directorate is responsible for organizing, training and equipping 33,000 people worldwide in the Air Force logistics readiness career field, including materiel and equipment management, fuels, vehicle management and operations, distribution, personal property and passenger traffic management. This includes the development of Air Force agile combat support concepts, doctrine, exercises and sustainment policies with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, defense agencies, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and combatant commanders and major command staffs.
General Ladnier entered the Air Force after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He commanded the first operational C-17 airlift squadron, a C-141 operations group and a KC-135 air refueling wing. His staff experience includes program management on the Air Staff, acquisition management on the Air Mobility Command staff and interagency planning at the Department of State. Prior to his current assignment, the general was Commandant, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1977 Bachelor of Science degree in engineering mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1982 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Office School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1985 Master of Arts degree in business administration, Webster University, Mo.
1991 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Distinguished graduate, Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. July 1977 - July 1978, student, undergraduate pilot training, 14th Flying Wing, Columbus AFB, Miss
2. October 1978 - July 1981, C-141 examiner pilot, 41st Mobility Air Squadron, Charleston AFB, S. C.
3. July 1981 - August 1984, special operations and tactics officer, 437th Mobility Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.
4. August 1984 - August 1985, Air Staff Training officer, Aircraft Modification Program, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
5. August 1985 - June 1987, C-141/C-5/C-17 training director, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
6. June 1987 - June 1990, C-17 training acquisition program manager, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
7. July 1990 - June 1991, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. June 1991 - June 1993, assistant operations officer and C-141B examiner pilot, 14th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
9. June 1993 - August 1995, C-17 instructor pilot, later, Commander, 17th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
10. August 1995 - July 1996, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
11. July 1996 - July 1998, Deputy Commander, later, Commander, 62nd Operations Group, McChord AFB, Wash.
12. July 1998 - May 2001, Deputy Director, Contingency Planning and Peacekeeping, Department of State, Washington, D. C.
13. June 2001 - June 2002, Commander, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, Kan.
14. June 2002 - October 2004, Commandant, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
15. October 2004 - present, Director of Logistics Readiness, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight Hours: More than 4,600
Aircraft Flown: C-141A/B, C-17A and KC-135R
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 1, 1977
First Lieutenant June 1, 1979
Captain June 1, 1981
Major July 1, 1988
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 1993
Colonel June 1, 1998
Brigadier General Oct. 1, 2003