Stephen Cortright



Preferred Name:
Steve

Nickname/Call Sign: Reno

Date of Birth: March 26, 1941

Highest Military Grade Held: Major General

Hometown: OK

Biography

Units Assigned

  • 5/1964-11/1965 Student pilot training, Webb AFB, TX
  • 11/1965-9/1966 32nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Toul Rosieres AB, France
  • 9/1966-7/1967 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Tan Son Knut AB, Vietnam
  • 8/1967-7/1970 32nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Royal Air Force, Alconbury, England
  • 9/1970-8/1983 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Operations officer,  Tulsa, OK (F-100)
  • 8/1983-1/1984 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Commander, Tulsa, OK (F-100)
  • 1/1984-4/1988 138th Tactical Fighter Group, Commander  Tulsa, OK
  • 4/1988-3/1992 commander of headquarters, , Oklahoma ANG, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 3/1992-3/1995 Air National Guard Assistant to the commander, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, HI
  • 4/1995 – present, the adjutant general of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Medal (with 2 Silver/3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Stars)
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 1 Silver/2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Hourglass Device)
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship with Bronze star
Air Force Training Ribbon
Republic of Vietnam Cross with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Oklahoma Meritorious Service Medal
Oklahoma Governor’s Distinguished Unit Award
Oklahoma Commander’s Trophy Award
Oklahoma National Guard Long Service Medal (25 years)
Humanitarian Service Award

Flight Info

T-33
T-37
T-38
RF 4C
F-100D/F
A-7D/K
F-16C/D

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 5,000+

Military Education

  • 1964 United States Air Force Officer Training School
  • 1974 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
  • 1975 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
  • 1977 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, by correspondence

Civilian Education

  • 1964 BS/Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • 1973 Juris Doctor Degree of Law, University of Tulsa
Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 5/1964-11/1965 Student pilot training, Webb AFB, TX
  • 11/1965-9/1966 32nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Toul Rosieres AB, France
  • 9/1966-7/1967 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Tan Son Knut AB, Vietnam
  • 8/1967-7/1970 32nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Royal Air Force, Alconbury, England
  • 9/1970-8/1983 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Operations officer,  Tulsa, OK (F-100)
  • 8/1983-1/1984 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Commander, Tulsa, OK (F-100)
  • 1/1984-4/1988 138th Tactical Fighter Group, Commander  Tulsa, OK
  • 4/1988-3/1992 commander of headquarters, , Oklahoma ANG, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 3/1992-3/1995 Air National Guard Assistant to the commander, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, HI
  • 4/1995 – present, the adjutant general of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Medal (with 2 Silver/3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Stars)
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 1 Silver/2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Hourglass Device)
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship with Bronze star
Air Force Training Ribbon
Republic of Vietnam Cross with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Oklahoma Meritorious Service Medal
Oklahoma Governor’s Distinguished Unit Award
Oklahoma Commander’s Trophy Award
Oklahoma National Guard Long Service Medal (25 years)
Humanitarian Service Award

Flight Info

T-33
T-37
T-38
RF 4C
F-100D/F
A-7D/K
F-16C/D

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 5,000+

Military Education

  • 1964 United States Air Force Officer Training School
  • 1974 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
  • 1975 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
  • 1977 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, by correspondence

Civilian Education

  • 1964 BS/Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • 1973 Juris Doctor Degree of Law, University of Tulsa
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