Retired Sep. 1, 2003.
Retired as a major general.
Lt. Gen. John R. Dallager is Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He directs a four-year academic, military training, athletic and character development program leading to a bachelor's degree and commission as an Air Force officer.
The general, a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in June 1969. He has served in several U.S., joint staff and instructor positions, as well as squadron, wing numbered air force and combined/joint task force command positions.
A command pilot with more than 2,900 hours in F-4, A-10 and F-15 aircraft, he has accumulated 600-plus combat hours over Southeast and Southwest Asia, and Bosnia.
1969 Bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1978 Master of business degree, Troy State University
1983 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1983 National Defense University, by correspondence
1988 U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
1. June 1969 - September 1970, distinguished graduate, undergraduate pilot training, Craig Air Force Base, Ala.
2. September 1970 - April 1971, student, F-4 replacement training, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
3. April 1971 - April 1972, F-4E strike pilot and Tiger fast forward air controller, 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand
4. April 1972 - June 1974, F-4 and T-38 conventional weapons test pilot and chief of operations section, 3246th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
5. June 1974 - August 1975, Air Staff training officer, Legislative Liaison, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
6. August 1975 - December 1976, flight commander and chief of wing aircrew training, 347th Tactical Fighter Wing, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
7. December 1976 - November 1977, Air Liaison Officer, 601st Tactical Air Support Group, Gelnhausen, West Germany
8. November 1977 - December 1979, Instructor, Air and Ground Operations School, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Sembach Air Base, West Germany
9. December 1979 - August 1982, A-10 weapons and tactics instructor, 355th Tactical Training Squadron, later, executive officer, 355th Tactical Training Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
10. August 1982 - June 1983, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
11. June 1983 - November 1985, manager of tactical flying hour programs; manager of congressional and special activities; later, manager of fighter programs, Directorate of Programs and Resources, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. November 1985 - July 1987, A-10 student pilot instructor, 355th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron; Commander, 357th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron; later, Assistant Deputy Commander for Operations, 355th Tactical Training Wing, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
13. July 1987 - June 1988, student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
14. June 1988 - February 1990, Special Assistant to the Commander, Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
15. February 1990 - August 1991, Vice Commander, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C.
16. August 1991 - July 1992, Commander, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C.
17. July 1992 - January 1994, Deputy Director for Logistics and Security Assistance, later, Deputy Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
18. January 1994 - April 1996, Commander, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
19. April 1996 - August 1998, Commander, 13th Air Force, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
20. August 1998 - June 2000, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Logistics, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, and Director of Operations, Joint Guard (Bosnia) and Joint Guarantor (Kosovo), Mons, Belgium
21. June 2000 - present, Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,900
Aircraft flown: F-4, A-10 and F-15
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
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 three silver oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze stars
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jun 4, 1969
First Lieutenant Dec. 4, 1970
Captain June 4, 1972
Major Dec. 1, 1980
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 1984
Colonel July 1, 1988
Brigadier General July 15, 1994
Major General Jan. 1, 1997
Lieutenant General Aug. 1, 2000