New Director of Air Force History
C. R. "Dick" Anderegg, Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Air Force History, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. He provides policy and guidance to the key components of the Air Force History and Museums Program: the Air Force Historical Research Agency, the Air Force Museum, and the worldwide field history program. The Historical Research Agency, located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., maintains 100 million pages of official Air Force archives. The history office at Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C., supports Headquarters Air Force with books, monographs, and special studies; it also organizes exhibits on historical themes. The Air Force Museum, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, hosts more than 1.5 million visitors a year, collects, restores and displays air and space craft, a legacy that spans more than a century of military flight. The worldwide history program consists of more than 200 Air Force historians, who write periodic operational histories that document their commands' most significant activities.
Mr. Anderegg also serves as the historical adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Anderegg was an air and space power strategist in Project Checkmate during the planning and execution of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He served as an active-duty Air Force officer for 30 years, during which he commanded an F--15 squadron, was twice a fighter group commander and twice a fighter wing vice commander.
Mr. Anderegg is a former F--4 Fighter Weapons School instructor pilot and flew more than 3,700 hours in the F--4C/D/E/G and the F--15A/C/E, including 170 combat missions during the Vietnam War.
Following his retirement from the Air Force at the rank of colonel, Mr. …