Retired July 1, 1994.
Lieutenant General Bradley C. Hosmer is superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He directs a four-year academic and military training program leading to a bachelors degree and commission as an Air Force officer.
The general entered the Air Force in 1959 as a member of the first graduating class of the academy, and is the first academy graduate to be named superintendent. He has served in a variety of staff positions, including vice director of the Joint Staff and Air Force inspector general. He also has commanded two Air Force fighter wings, an air division and served as president of the National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. The general is a command pilot and has flown more than 4,000 hours, principally in fighter aircraft.
1959 Bachelor of science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1962 Master's degree in international relations, Oxford University, England
1965 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1969 College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
1975 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. June 1959 - September 1959, navigator, 30th Air Transport Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.
2. September 1959 - August 1962, student, Rhodes scholarship, Oxford University, England
3. August 1962 - November 1963, student, pilot training, Laredo Air Force Base, Texas
4. November 1963 - October 1966, pilot training instructor and element leader, 3646th Pilot Training Wing, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
5. October 1966 - March 1967, student, F-100 combat crew training, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
6. March 1967 - April 1967, student, 0-1 combat crew training, 140th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
7. May 1967 - August 1967, 0-1 test pilot, 1st Combat Applications Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
8. August 1967 - January 1968, air liaison officer and forward air controller, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Army, Republic of Vietnam
9. January 1968 - August 1968, war plans officer, Headquarters 7th Air Force, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Republic of Vietnam
10. August 1968 - July 1969, student, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
11. July 1969 - June 1971, operations research analyst, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. June 1971 - August 1973, assistant executive officer to the chief of staff, Headquarters U.S Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. August 1973 - August 1974, executive officer to the chief of staff, Headquarters U.S Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. August 1974 - August 1975, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
15. July 1975 - July 1977, assistant deputy commander for operations, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
16. July 1977 - May 1978, vice commander, 479th Tactical Training Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
17. May 1978 - September 1979, commander, 479th Tactical Training Wing, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
18. September 1979 - August 1981, commander, 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
19. August 1981 - August 1982, commander, 831st Air Division, George Air Force Base, Calif.
20. August 1982 - June 1984, deputy chief of staff, plans, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
21. June 1984 - September 1986, vice director, Joint Staff, Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
22. September 1986 - September 1989, president, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
23. September 1989 - June 1991, inspector general, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
24. June 1991 - present, superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,000
Aircraft flown: T-33, T-37, AT-38, 0-1, F-4, F-16, F-15, F-100, F-111
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jun 3, 1959
First Lieutenant Dec 3, 1960
Captain Dec 3, 1963
Major Jun 20, 1967
Lieutenant Colonel Dec 1, 1970
Colonel Apr 1, 1973
Brigadier General Jul 1, 1982
Major General Oct 1, 1984
Lieutenant General Sep 19, 1986