General Victor E. Renuart, Jr. is the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. General Renuart entered the U.S. Air Force in 1971 and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force through the Officer Training School in 1972. In 1994, he served as director of plans for the NATO Combined Air Operations Center, 5th Allied Tactical Air Force, Vicenza, Italy in support of Operation Deny Flight. In 2003, General Renuart became vice commander of Pacific air forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, responsible for air force and air component command activities for the commander, U.S. Pacific command. Following this assignment, he was appointed director of strategic plans and policy, the Joint Staff. In 2006, General Renuart was selected as the senior military assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC. He assumed command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command on March 23, 2007. General Renuart’s awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster.