Ron Fogleman was born in 1942 in Pennsylvania. He entered the U.S. Air Force Academy on September 4, 1959, and was commissioned a 2d Lt in the U.S. Air Force on June 5, 1963. Lt Fogleman next completed Undergraduate Pilot Training and was awarded his pilot wings at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, in September 1964, followed by service as an instructor pilot and flight examiner with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron and 3575th Pilot Training Wing at Vance AFB from September 1964 to December 1967. After completing F-100 Super Sabre Combat Crew Training, Capt Fogleman served as an F-100 pilot with the 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, from June to December 1968, and then with the Misty Super FACs from December 1968 to April 1969, when he returned to the 510th TFS, returning to the United States in September 1969. He then completed an Air Force Institute of Technology assignment to Duke University to complete his Master's degree in military history and political science from September 1969 to December 1970. Maj Fogleman served as an instructor at the Air Force Academy from December 1970 to April 1973, and then served as an F-4 Phantom II pilot with the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron at Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, from April 1973 to August 1974. His next assignment was as Chief of the Rated Officer Career Planning Section with Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center at Lowry AFB, Colorado, from August 1974 to July 1975, followed by Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, from July 1975 to August 1976. Col Fogleman served as Assistant Deputy Commander of Operations and then Chief of Stan/Eval with the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing at Bitburg AB, West Germany, from August 1976 to February 1978, and then as Deputy Commander for Operations of the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron at Camp New Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from March 1978 to June 1979. His next assignment was as Chief of the Tactical Forces Division in the Directorate of Programs with Headquarters U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon from June 1979 to August 1981, followed by service as Vice Commander of the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, from August 1981 to June 1982. He served as Director of Fighter Operations with the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at Headquarters Tactical Air Command at Langley AFB, Virginia, from June 1982 to March 1983, and then as Commander of the 56th Tactical Training Wing at MacDill AFB, Florida, from March 1983 to August 1984. Gen Fogleman's next assignment was as Commander of the 836th Air Division at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, from August 1984 to March 1986, followed by service as Deputy Director of Programs and Evaluation with the Programs Review Committee at Headquarters U.S. Air Force from March 1986 to January 1988. He served as Director of Programs and Evaluation and Chairman of the Air Staff Board with Headquarters U.S. Air Force from January 1988 to June 1990, and then as Commander of 7th Air Force at Osan AB, South Korea, from July 1990 to August 1992. During this time, he also served as Deputy Commander-in-Chief of United Nations Command, Deputy Commander of U.S. Forces Korea, and Commander of the Republic of Korea/U.S. Air Component Command in Korea. Gen Fogleman next served as Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott AFB, Illinois, from August 1992 to October 1994, followed by service as the 15th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force from October 1994 until his retirement from the Air Force on September 1, 1997. Ron Fogleman was Misty 86.
His Silver Star Citation reads:
Captain Ronald R. Fogleman distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force over Southeast Asia on 13 March 1969. On that date, as an F-100F Forward Air Controller, while conducting attacks against a major infiltration route, Captain Fogleman repeatedly flew through intense barrages of hostile flak to pinpoint targets for attacking fighters. His aggressiveness and courage in the face of marginal weather, mountainous terrain, darkness, and intense hostile fire were instrumental in the successful destruction of hostile antiaircraft artillery sites. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Captain Fogleman has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.