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Four Star General Astronaut Kevin Chilton

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The Total Tutor Neil Haley and Rico Racosky will interview Astronaut Kevin Chilton.

Gen. Kevin P. Chilton is Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He is responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and Department of Defense space and cyberspace operations. 

General Chilton is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Columbia University Guggenheim Fellow.  A distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force pilot training and test pilot Schools, he flew operational assignments in the RF-4C and F-15 and weapons testing in the F-4 and F-15. The general also served 11 years at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and commanded STS-76, his third space shuttle mission. 

The general has commanded at the wing, numbered air force, major command and unified combatant command levels. 

1976 Distinguished graduate, Bachelor of Science degree in engineering science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 
1977 Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 
1982 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
1984 Distinguished graduate, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif. 
1985 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2001 Air War College, by correspondence