Biography - Brig Gen(Ret) Richard Bundy

Brig Gen(ret) Bundy

General Bundy enlisted in the Air Force in September 1966 and served in Hawaii and the Republic of Vietnam as an air freight specialist. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant through the Air Force ROTC program at San Francisco State University in 1973. During this period he was the commander of the Kenneth F. Winters Squadron of the Arnold Air Society and the recipient of the Randolph Lovelace Award for 1972-73.

The general completed undergraduate pilot training at Vance AFB, Oklahoma and spent his flying career piloting C-141 and C-5 transport aircraft around the world. He accumulated over 4,100 flying hours traveling to every continent except Antarctica. He held a variety of assignments at the squadron, wing, major command, Air Staff, Joint Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense levels. He was a squadron, group, and wing commander. He retired as the Deputy J-7, Joint Staff, in July 2001.

His first position after retirement from active duty was becoming the Director for Administration at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. His responsibilities covered all operations supporting the campus and included the Athletic Department. He had numerous accomplishments during this period to include expanding the campus through new construction, recapitalization of 70-year-old buildings and numerous conference championships in football, softball, soccer and field hockey. General Bundy was selected to be the Executive Director of Arnold Air Society (AAS) and Silver Wings (SW) in July 2003. He and his wife Judy supported both organizations at the Executive Management Center for ten years retiring in July 2013. The experience of working with thousands of college students in accomplishing their organizational and personal goals was a highlight in their lives and careers.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, he has been very active with the Air Force Association. He served nine years as the State President of Delaware, has been selected to sit on the national elected officers nominating committee and is the Vice Chairman for Aerospace Education.

The general was elected to the AAS/SW Board of Trustees in April 2013. He and Judy live in Spotsylvania, Virginia, and have a very active family with three children and 6 grandchildren.

(Current as of Mar 2017)