Terry L. Bullard is a United States Air Force Brigadier General (Special Agent) and currently the 19th Commander of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Quantico, Virginia. As the AFOSI Commander, Bullard derives his independent criminal and counterintelligence investigative and operational authorities directly from the Secretary of the Air Force and executes the Field Operating Agency's mission through a network of over 3,000 Total Force Airmen assigned to major Air Force installations and a variety of operating locations worldwide.[1]

Terry L. Bullard
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Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1993-present
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Commands heldAir Force Office of Special Investigations
Awards

EducationEdit

Bullard is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at The Citadel. He holds a Master of Forensic Science from George Washington University, a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Air War College. Bullard is also a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and The Kenan-Flagler Business School.[1]

Military careerEdit

Bullard entered the United States Air Force in July 1993. He has served in a variety of AFOSI positions as a Special Agent, Operations Officer (garrison and deployed), Forensic Science Specialist, Joint Staff Officer, two-time Detachment Commander in overseas locations in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. European Command areas of responsibility, a Squadron Commander, and Region Commander, and has taught on the faculty of Air University in both the Research and Strategy Departments. Additionally, Bullard has deployed five times throughout the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility in a variety of positions. He has served at the tactical level conducting counterintelligence-related activities, at the operational level as the Deputy J2X Forward, USCENTCOM, and as Commander, 24th Expeditionary Field Investigations Squadron. Prior to his current position, the general was the Vice Commander, Headquarters AFOSI, Quantico, Virginia.[1]

AFOSI appointmentEdit

Bullard became the 19th Commander of AFOSI during a change of command ceremony at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Officer's Club, May 16, 2019. He accepted the reins of responsibility and leadership for the Air Force's federal law enforcement, criminal investigations and counterintelligence enforcement agency from the 18th Commander, Colonel Kirk B. Stabler. Earlier that day, then Col. Bullard was accorded his promotion ceremony to brigadier general, and Lt. Gen. Sami D. Said, The Inspector General of the Air Force was the presiding officer over both ceremonies.[2]

AssignmentsEdit

  • September 1993 – July 1996, Special Agent, AFOSI Detachment 111, Edwards AFB, Calif.
  • July 1996 – July 1998, Operations Officer, AFOSI Detachment 209 and Chief, Detachment 209 OL-A, Headquarters Eighth Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La.
  • July 1998 – July 2000, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 601, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
  • July 2000 – September 2001, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and Forensic Medicine Fellow, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Md.
  • September 2001 – July 2004, Chief, Forensic Science Branch, AFOSI Detachment 303, Travis AFB, Calif.
  • July 2004 – July 2005, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • July 2005 – September 2006, Deputy J2X-Forward and Counterintelligence Coordinating Authority-Qatar, Camp As Saliyah, Qatar
  • September 2006 – July 2009, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 512, LakenheathMildenhall, United Kingdom
  • July 2009 – July 2012, AFOSI Commmand Chair, Air University, and Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • July 2012 – July 2013, Commander, AFOSI 24th Expeditionary Field Investigations Squadron and Director, AFOSI Special Staff, Headquarters AFCENT, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
  • July 2013 – June 2014, Vice Commander, AFOSI 2nd Field Investigations Region, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
  • June 2014 – May 2017, Commander, AFOSI 2nd Field Investigations Region, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
  • July 2010 – July 2012, Chief, Commander's Action Group, Headquarters Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Andrews AFB, Md. and Quantico, Va.
  • May 2017 – May 2019, Vice Commander, Headquarters AFOSI, Quantico, Va.
  • May 2019 - present, Commander, Headquarters AFOSI, Quantico, Va.

Joint Assignments

  • July 2005 – September 2006, Deputy J2X-Forward and Counterintelligence Coordinating Authority-Qatar, Camp As Saliyah, Qatar, as a Major[1]

Effective dates of promotionEdit

Insignia Rank Date
  Brigadier General May 3, 2019
  Colonel September 1, 2013
  Lieutenant Colonel September 1, 2007
  Major July 1, 2003
  Captain July 20, 1997
  First Lieutenant July 20, 1995
  Second Lieutenant July 20, 1993

Major awards and decorationsEdit

Bullard is the recipient of the following:[1]

 
   
   
   
1st Row Legion of Merit with 1 oak leaf cluster Bronze Star Medal
2nd Row Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters Joint Service Commendation Medal
3rd Row Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters Air Force Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze service star
4th Row Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 bronze service stars Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Force Protection Badge Air Force Office of Special Investigations Badge

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "BG Terry L. Bullard Air Force Biography". U.S. Air Force. May 2019. Retrieved 3 Jun 2019.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Bullard pins on first star, takes command of OSI". U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. May 2019. Retrieved 3 Jun 2019.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

NotesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "[1]".   This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "[2]".   This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "[3]".

Military offices
Preceded by
Col Kirk B. Stabler
Commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations
May 2019 – Present
Succeeded by
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