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Release No: 524-95
September 25, 1995


Secretary of Defense William J. Perry has announced the designation of Air National Guard Maj. Gen. Tandy K. Bozeman as a member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board effective September 1, 1995. Bozeman currently serves as the adjutant general of the California National Guard.

The 24-member Reserve Forces Policy Board was created by Congress in 1952. Acting through the assistant secretary of Defense for reserve affairs, the board serves as the principal policy advisor to the secretary of Defense on reserve component matters. Members include the assistant secretary responsible for Reserve Affairs from each of the military departments, and active and reserve component general and flag officers representing all Services, including the Coast Guard.

The general began his military career in the Reserve Officer's Training Corps, where he was a distinguished graduate in 1963. Since then his experiences have included service as an aviator, instructor pilot, and positions in operational and command assignments at the squadron and wing level. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Alabama, and a master's degree and doctorate from the University of California. He has also completed military requirements for the Air Command and Staff College, National Security Management Course and the program for senior executives for national and international security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1990.

Bozeman's decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters.

The general and wife, Shari, reside in Sacramento, Calif. They have a son, Key and a daughter, Brenna.

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