General (Ret) Robin Rand has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Gary Sinise Foundation as of October 18, 2018, after retiring from the United States Air Force. He entered the Air Force in 1974 and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He 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; and was a fellow of the Pinnacle Course at the National Defense University.
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.
His 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; and Air Education and Training Command at Randolph AFB, Texas.
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. The command was comprised of more than 33,700 professionals who provide strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support to U.S. Strategic Command and other geographic combatant commands around the world.