U.S. helps fight against drug cartels

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Mexico deal with its violent drug cartels, U.S. and Mexican officials say.

Anticipating threats crucial, general says

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Northern Command says in order to keep the United States and its neighbors safe from attack, the military has to anticipate threats.

Disaster response needs more collaboration

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Natural and man-made disasters require closer integration between federal and local authorities, according to the commander of U.S. Northern Command.

NORAD and NORTHCOM open new facility

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., May 14 (UPI) -- A new command center opened Tuesday that fully integrates the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command.

MacKay visits NORAD

COLORADO SPRINGS, April 14 (UPI) -- Canada's top defense official said his country's relationship with the North American Aerospace Defense Command is vital for continued security.

NORAD scrambles for Russian bombers

COLORADO SPRINGS, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force officials would like Russia to be more open about its increased schedule of strategic bomber flights, the Denver Post reported Tuesday.

Terror threat facing U.S. to continue

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A top U.S. Air Force commander says he expects the terrorist threat facing the United States to continue for many years to come.

U.S. Iraqi progress report optimistic

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Iraq is making great strides toward self-sustained security, a quarterly U.S. Defense Department report to Congress said Wednesday.

U.S. reducing, moving troops in Mideast

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The Pentagon will cut the number of U.S. troops permanently assigned to bases in the Middle East and will move the locations of some of those remaining, Defense
PAMELA HESS, UPI Pentagon Correspondent

General Victor Eugene "Gene" Renuart, Jr., USAF is the current Commander, United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). He previously served as Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, the Joint Staff. Renuart assumed his current assignment on March 23, 2007.

Renuart entered the Air Force in 1971 following graduation from Indiana University. He was commissioned through the Officer Training School in 1972 and attended Undergraduate Pilot Training. He has commanded a fighter squadron, a NATO support group, a fighter wing and a composite wing. He served as Commander of the 76th Fighter Squadron during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and supported Operation Deny Flight as Director of Plans for the NATO Combined Air Operations Center at Headquarters 5th Allied Tactical Air Force. In addition, he commanded Joint Task Force-Southwest Asia (JTF-SWA) and 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Southwest Asia (9 ASETF) at Eskan Village in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for the control and execution of Operation Southern Watch. General Renuart then served as the Director of Operations (CCJ3) at Headquarters, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) at MacDill AFB, Florida and the USCENTCOM Forward Headquarters at Camp As Saliyah in Doha, Qatar, where he oversaw the planning and execution of all joint and allied combat, humanitarian assistance and reconstruction operations for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He also served as Vice Commander, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), where he was responsible for Air Force and Air Component Commander activities for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM). He has flown combat missions in Operations Desert Storm, Deny Flight, Northern Watch and Southern Watch.

Prior to assuming his current position, General Renuart was the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy for the Joint Staff (J5) and Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. He provided strategic direction, policy guidance, and planning focus to develop and execute the National Military Strategy in support of worldwide national security operations, politico-military affairs, international negotiations, and organizational issues through coordination with the combatant commands, the services, OSD, defense agencies, other U.S. government agencies and international organizations.

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