Lt General John F. Regni, USAF (retired)


General Regni resides in Litchfield Park, Arizona, and is a strategic planning consultant.

He is a member of the Board of Directors for the DigitalGlobe Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors for the Military Officers Association of America, an Adjunct Contract Professor for the United States Air Force, a National Security Advisory Council member of the US Global Leadership Coalition, is active with Mission:Readiness, and is Chairman of the Southwest Defense Alliance.

He previously served on the Board of Directors for Vantage Mobility International, as a member of Colorado State University-Global Advisory Council, as Defense and National Security Advisor to the Arizona Commerce Authority; as Director, Aerospace and Defense Initiative, Science Foundation Arizona; and as a Trustee of the Falcon Foundation of the US Air Force Academy.

General Regni’s assignments during his 36 years of commissioned service spanned Personnel, Training, Education and Command positions. He served as Base Commander, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, commanded the Second Air Force, commanded the Air University, and culminated his distinguished career as Commander and Superintendent of his alma mater, the US Air Force Academy. In that capacity he led the effort and conceived the Academy Energy Strategic Plan that put the Air Force Academy on an achievable path to produce 100% of its electricity, and to be “carbon free” by 2025. Notably, this plan leverages the abundant natural resources at the expansive Academy and involves the use of solar fields, hydroelectric turbines, a waste-to-energy plant, geothermal heat pumps, a dry fermentation biomass facility, woody biomass and low profile wind devices to reach its 2025 goals.

General Regni entered the U. S. Air Force Academy in 1969 days after graduation from Nashua High School, Nashua, N. H. He graduated from the Academy in June 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. He also has a Master of Science in Systems Management from Saint Mary’s University.