Col. Ronnie Tucker
Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)

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      Col. Ronnie "Randy" Tucker, from Enterprise, Alabama,
enlisted in the Army in 1969.  Soon selected for Officer Candidate School, he gained his commission in 1970.  From there he rose through the ranks, eventually serving as Chief of Staff (CoS) for the US Army Pacific in 1998.

      Col. Tucker holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a  Master's degree from Central Michigan University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California.  In addition, Tucker is a graduate of the Strategic and Public Sector Negotiation and Senior Officials in National Security Programs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

      Prior to serving as the CoS for USARPAC, Tucker's significant
duty assignments include Chief of War Plans for the US Army Western Command in 1987 and commander of the 1-8 Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks. After graduating from the National War College and serving in various duty assignments in Washington, DC, Tucker returned to Hawaii in 1995 as Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security for the US Army Garrison, Hawaii, and then commanded the 196th Infantry Brigade at Fort Shafter from 1997-1998.

      Tucker's most distinguished awards and decorations include the
Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf
Cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Air Medal with 22 oak leaf clusters.  After retiring from the Army, Tucker continued to serve as a DA Civilian with the US Army, Pacific (USARPAC).  Since May 2008, he has served as the USARPAC Deputy G3/G5/G7.


USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.


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