Bob Leach

          Robert Leach

Bob Leach joined United States Air Force in 1971. His first assignment was at MacDill AFB in Florida followed by a Vietnam/Thailand tour flying as a crewmember on C-130’s.  After his Southeast Asia tour he was reassigned to Carswell AFB outside Fort Worth, Texas where he was selected to attend KC-135 Flight School at Castle AFB California, becoming an In-flight Refueling Operator/Superintendent. After graduation from flight school he went to Loring AFB, Maine.  After five winters in northern Maine Bob was reassigned to Langley AFB, Virginia flying EC-135’s supporting the Commander In Chief of Atlantic Forces. After five years at Langley AFB, Bob was selected for a staff assignment at Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska as a Conventional/Contingency War Planner.  After spending 8 ½ years at HQ SAC supporting multiple operations at home and abroad, Bob received offers from multiple contractors supporting military operations. He decided to retire after Desert Storm 1 spending over 20 years in the USAF.

After retiring from the USAF Bob supported the development of multiple aircraft mission planning systems (manned and unmanned). He also supported the development of logistical/personnel systems supporting the deployment of US Forces overseas.  Bob was also assigned to the United States Commander in Charge of Pacific as an Air Operations Research Analyst supporting Pacific military operations.   After spending 24 years in the development of these systems and as an analyst, he retired for a second time.  Bob is now working on getting his golf handicap back to a single digit.