Charles A. Horner

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General (Ret.) Charles A. Horner, USAF, was Commander-In-Chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Space Command, and Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. [1]

Commander of all allied air forces during Operation Desert Storm, Horner "entered the Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps and was awarded pilot wings in November 1959. He has commanded a tactical training wing, a fighter wing, two air divisions and a numbered Air Force. While commander of 9th Air Force he also served as commander of U.S. Central Command Air Forces, in command of all U.S. and Allied air assets for the duration of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is a command pilot with more than 5,300 flying hours, in a variety of fighter aircraft. During the Vietnam conflict, he flew 41 combat missions over North Vietnam in the F-105 during one tour, and more than 70 combat missions as an F-105 Wild Weasel pilot, deliberately drawing anti-aircraft fire." [2]

"General Horner has written numerous articles on national security. He co-authored with Mr. Tom Clancy, the best selling non-fiction novel, Every Man A Tiger. He has appeared in numerous national and foreign television programs on current events and the Gulf War and has been retained as a defense analyst by ABC News. He serves as a business consultant, public speaker, and government advisor." [3]



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