Lt Gen Harry D. Raduege, Jr.
Job Title: Director
Organization: Defense Information Systems Agency
Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr. is Director, Defense Information Systems Agency, Arlington, Va. As Director, he leads a worldwide organization of more than 8,200 military and civilian personnel. This organization engineers, develops, acquires, and provides integrated command, control and information networks to serve the needs of the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the combatant commanders, and other Department of Defense components under all conditions from peace through war. He is also responsible for operating the most complex and far-reaching military information networks in the world.
General Raduege entered the Air Force in 1970 through the Air Force ROTC program at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He has worked his entire career in the areas of C4, space and information operations serving in command, operations, maintenance, engineering, plans, budgeting and readiness positions. The general also has served more than 13 years in joint duty assignments. Prior to assuming his current position, General Raduege directed command control systems for Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and communications and information at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB. He also served as the Chief Information Officer for all three commands.
EDUCATION1970 Bachelor's degree in education (mathematics), Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
1974 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1976 Master's degree in business management, Troy State University
1977 Air Command and Staff College
1978 Master of science degree in telecommunications, University of Southern Mississippi, Long Beach
1983 National Security Management Course
1984 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1989 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Executive Development Program, Capstone, National Defense University
1998 Senior Information Warfare Applications Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Black Sea Security Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass
BADGESMaster Communications and Information Badge
Master Space Operations Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONSDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with silver oak leaf cluster
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS1976 Diploma in general accounting and office management, International Accountants Society
1979 Communications-Electronics Professional Achievement Award, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
1979 Outstanding Young Man of America
1981 - 1983 Conducted theater command, control and communications readiness studies and presented results worldwide via "Checkmate Comm" briefings
1985 Meritorious Service Award, Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association
1988 Medal of Merit, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
1992 - present, "Who's Who in Science and Engineering"
2000-2003 Manager of National Communications System and Member of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONSecond Lieutenant Jan 30, 1970
First Lieutenant Sep 1, 1971
Captain Mar 3, 1973
Major Feb 1, 1982
Lieutenant Colonel Mar 1, 1985
Colonel Feb 1, 1991
Brigadier General Oct 1, 1995
Major General Sep 1, 1998
Lieutenant General Jul 1, 2000
(Current as of September 2003)
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