Military Bios

Rear Admiral Donald K. Bullard:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Director, Fleet Readiness and Training, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Rear Adm. Bullard's operational sea tours include flying the A-7E Corsair in Attack Squadron One One Three (VA 113) in USS Ranger (CV 61), Attack Squadron One Nine Five (VA 195) in USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW 14) in USS Coral Sea (CV 43), Attack Squadron Two Seven (VA 27) in USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and flying the F/A-18 Hornet in Strike Fighter Squadron Nine Seven (VFA 97) in USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).
Rear Adm. Bullard's shore assignments include duty with Attack Squadron One Two Two (VA 122), with Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet and on the Staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare).
Rear Adm. Bullard received his master's degree with highest distinction from the Naval War College and is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College. He is also a graduate of the Syracuse University Maxwell School National Security Studies Program and has served on the Staff of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies
In January 1991, Rear Adm. Bullard assumed command of Strike Fighter Squadron Nine Seven (VFA 97) embarked in Kitty Hawk. In July 1995, Rear Adm. Bullard reported as Commanding Officer of USS New Orleans (LPH 11). Rear Adm. Bullard became the 28th Commanding Officer of USS Constellation (CV 64) in January 1998. In October 1999, he reported as Chief of Staff for Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. In July 2000, Rear Adm. Bullard was assigned to the Joint Staff as Deputy Director for Operations in the National Military Command Center. In September 2002 he assumed command of Carrier Group Six/John F. Kennedy Battle Group. He assumed his current duties in October 2004.
Rear Adm. Bullard has logged over 4,000 hours in various aircraft with over 1,000 carrier landings. His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (four awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.
Updated: 19 April 2005


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