Brigadier General RG Head graduated from the US Air Force Academy. At Syracuse University he graduated with an MPA and a PhD. He taught political science at the Air Force Academy and edited American Defense Policy. He was a distinguished graduate from the National War College, where he co-authored, Crisis Resolution: Presidential Decision-Making. While a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, he published 'Technology and the Military Balance' in Foreign Affairs. General Head was a fighter pilot flying the F-100 Super Sabre, the A-1 Skyraider, and the F-4 Phantom II, earning the Top Gun award in Advanced Fighter Training. He flew 325 combat missions over Vietnam. Later, he became the squadron commander of F-4s in the Philippines. He was a policy analyst for the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C. He commanded NATO forces and has over 3,000 flying hours. His second career was as a vice president for Space Operations and Environmental Services, with contracts for US Space Command and the Navy. He retired in 2007 and lives with his wife in Coronado, California, where he captains a racing sailboat and builds models for the San Diego Air & Space Museum.