Retired U.S. Air Force General Robin Rand was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Gary Sinise Foundation in October 18, 2018, after serving on active duty in the United States Air Force for over 40 years.
He entered the United States Air Force in 1974 and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Science. He has also received a Master of Science degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Master of Arts Degree in national security policy from the Naval War College.
During his military career, that included six overseas assignments, he had multiple flying assignments; served as an air liaison officer duty with the U.S. Army; and completed staff tours on the Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Headquarters United States Air Force. General Rand is a command pilot with over 5,100 flying hours, including more than 480 combat hours.
His extensive command duties included the 36th Fighter Squadron at Osan AB, Republic of Korea; USAF Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada; 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea; 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Arizona; 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Balad AB, Iraq; 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) at Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona; Air Education and Training Command at Randolph AFB, Texas; and his last assignment prior to retiring was Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command and Commander, Air Forces Strategic - Air, U.S. Strategic Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
As the Chief Executive Officer, Robin shares the same vision as that of the Chairman, Mr. Gary Sinise. A foundation that is enduring, reliable and worthy of the American public’s trust, while providing vital support and services to our Nation’s defenders and their families who have served and sacrificed on behalf of our communities and country.
Robin has been married to Kim for over 41 years, and they are grateful parents of two children and three grandchildren.