Major General Bentley B. Rayburn retired from active duty in the U.S. Air Force in April of 2006. He received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1975. During his Air Force career he commanded a fighter training squadron and two operational wings. The general also served on the personal staffs of the Secretary of the Air Force and of the commander of Air Combat Command, and has held the position of Commandant of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. General Rayburn also served as the Commandant/President of the Air War College, and Vice Commander of Air University, Maxwell AFB. After retiring from the Air Force, General Rayburn served as the President of Colorado Technical University in Southern Colorado. He has Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and basic sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He has been with our school since its inception.