Major General Donald W. Shepperd was the director, Air National Guard, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. As director, he is responsible for formulating, developing, and coordinating all programs, policies, and plans affecting the almost 117,000 Air Guard members in more than 1,300 units throughout the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.
He was a graduated distinguished from the fourth class of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1962. After pilot training, he flew the F-100 Super Sabre in West Germany, and later South Vietnam. He joined the Arizona Air National Guard in August 1974 where he held positions including squadron commander; group deputy commander for operations and group vice commander. In January 1987, he transferred to the Massachusetts ANG as the air commander of the 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing flying the F-15. In July 1989, he was appointed as deputy director, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau. He is a command pilot, having flown more than 5,000 hours; and flew 247 fighter combat missions in Southeast Asia.
1962 USAF Academy, Colorado
1986 Master’s Degree, Troy State University
1986 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
1991 Harvard University, Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security
1994 Seminar XXI Fellow (93/94) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 5,000
Aircraft flown: T-33, T-37, T-38, A-37, A-7, O-2, F-100, F-106, F-15, C-21