Wacker, Rudolph Frank, Brig Gen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
90G-General Officer
Last AFSC Group
Special Reporting
Primary Unit
1979-1984, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Service Years
1947 - 1984
Brigadier General

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Apr 02, 2011
Location of Interment
Springfield National Cemetery - Springfield, Missouri
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 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) US European Command Air Force Academy Professor Air Force Commander

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Master Instructor

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Last Known Activity

Posted by Park Sims on December 26, 2011:

Posted by Col (ret) Steve Coppinger on June 10, 2011:

BGen Rudy Wacker was a great leader, fighter pilot, and USAF officer. His lessons in leadership made a difference for alot of young officers who had the pleasure to serve under his command. Rest in Peace

Steve Coppinger
Colonel, USAF (ret)

It was my privilege to serve as (then) Colonel Rudy Wacker's Executive Officer when he was Commander of the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, England, in 1978-79. He was the model commanding officer: distinguished in appearance; charismatic in authority; sweeping in his knowledge of this huge Wing (world's largest), its facilities, and people; and an excellent representative of our country to our British hosts. I watched him earn and then pin on his BG star, and felt then, as I do now, that he was one of the finest officers I have ever known.

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 Unit Assignments
19th Air Force14th Flying Training WingAir Education and Training CommandSecond Air Force (2nd Air Force)
Air Defense Command (ADC)37th Fighter-Interceptor SquadronTactical Air Warfare Center, Tactical Air Command (TAC)10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
81st Tactical Fighter WingStrategic Air Command (SAC)
  1947-1984, 19th Air Force
  1947-1984, 14th Flying Training Wing
  1947-1984, Air Education and Training Command
  1947-1984, Second Air Force (2nd Air Force)
  1955-1955, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1955-1960, 37th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1972-1974, Tactical Air Warfare Center, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1975-1976, 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1976-1977, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing
  1979-1984, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War - Commando Hunt V Campaign (1970-71)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy Preparatory SchoolUnited States Air Force AcademyUnited States Military AcademyAir Command and Staff College
  1949-1953, United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School
  1950-1954, United States Air Force Academy
  1950-1954, United States Military Academy
  1963-1967, Air Command and Staff College
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