Harry M. “Bud” Wyatt III, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

Senior Advisor
Harry M. “Bud” Wyatt, III joined the Roosevelt Group in 2013 as a Senior Advisor. Bud has more than 40 years of experience as a citizen- soldier with the Air National Guard, culminating with his service as the Air National Guard’s 14th Director from 2009 to 2013. Bud has extensive expertise on issues facing the Air National Guard, state military affairs, base realignment and closure (BRAC), and federal budgeting, and recently served on the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, which was tasked with studying whether the structure of the Air Force needs to be modified to meet current and anticipated missions with available resources.

As director of the Air National Guard, Bud was responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 106,000 Guard members in more than 88 flying wings and 200 geographically separated units. During his tenure, he maintained the Air National Guard’s operational capabilities in a period of fiscal constraint, articulated a vision for the future, and improved coordination with the Pentagon, members of Congress and governors around the country.

Bud also served as the Adjutant General of Oklahoma and as the Oklahoma Secretary of Military Affairs from 2003 until 2009. As a command pilot, he amassed more than 3,000 aircraft hours. He has been recognized with numerous awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit and the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal.

Bud joined the U.S. Air Force in 1971. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa. He maintained a private law practice until his election to the Oklahoma bench, on which he still serves.

You can contact General Wyatt directly at bwyatt@rooseveltdc.com.


Air National Guard Policy BRAC

Defense Policy

Federal Budget Process – Homeland Security


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