Brigadier General (Ret.) Steven P. Bullard works with and advises the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Kentucky Congressional Delegation on military matters. In his position as the Executive Director, he strives to maximize the Commonwealth’s relationship with the Department of Defense, spur economic growth across the State, and improve the quality of life for service members, veterans, and their families. Governor Matt Bevin appointed him as Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs; and Commissioner of Kentucky’s State Council for the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission on 16 August 2019.
As the Commissioner of Kentucky’s State Council on the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, he advocates for the educational success of our military children. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Bullard is the Commonwealth’s voice on circumstances pertaining to military children as they transition from one state/country to another, working to keep the educational process as seamless as possible. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Bullard is a member of the following: The Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs Executive Committee, Governor’s Advisory Board for Veterans Affairs, the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission, and the Military Heritage Commission.
Bullard served in the military for 33 years, with both Air National Guard and active duty Air Force assignments. During his career, General Bullard participated in Operations Desert Shield, Provide Promise, Restore Hope, Joint Endeavor, Joint Forge, Southern Watch, Bright Star, Coronet Oak, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. He held multiple leadership and staff positions, including Director of Mobility Forces and Joint Air Component Coordination Element (JACCE) staff for the Commander, 7th Air Force, Osan Air Base, South Korea; NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Senior Airfield Authority of Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan; and Chief of Operations for the Joint Intelligence and Operations Center, Headquarters, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
Most recently, Bullard served as Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Air National Guard and Deputy Director of the Joint Staff of the Kentucky National Guard. He also has extensive experience in legislative affairs, representing the military and the manufacturing industry.