Lt. Gen. Duke Z. Richardson is the Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible for research and development, test, production, product support, and modernization of Air Force programs worth more than $60 billion annually.
Gen. Richardson enlisted in the Air Force in 1983 as an avionics technician, and later received his commission via Officer Training School. In addition to four Program Executive Officer leadership tours, Gen. Richardson has held a breadth of materiel-related assignments within Program Offices, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Headquarters Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Headquarters Air
Force Materiel Command, Headquarters Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
In his previous assignment, he was the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Presidential & Executive Airlift, where he oversaw the planning and execution of all life cycle activities for programs including the Air Force One recapitalization, current Air Force One, C-12, C-21, C-32, C-37, C-40 and E-4B.