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Randy J Grunow

Randy J. Grunow
White Sands Missile Range Safety/Nuclear Surety Director, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

In January 2008, Mr. Randy J. Grunow became the White Sands Missile Range Safety/Nuclear Surety Director. In this capacity, he oversees the Safety and Nuclear Surety Program for the largest DOD overland test range. He is a principal staff member of the Office of the Commanding General, reporting directly to the WSMR Executive Director (SES). The Safety/Nuclear Surety Director is the principal advisor to the Commanding General and the unified staff on all Safety and Nuclear Surety matters. He is responsible to integrate safety in all aspects of efficient and realistic research, development and testing for defense acquisition programs to provide timely and effective support to the American Warfighter.

Career Chronology:

  • 2005 - 2008: The Army’s Senior Safety and Occupational Health Manager, Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Washington DC
  • 2004 - 2005: Senior Management Analyst, Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Washington DC
  • 2000 - 2004: Senior Program Analyst/Safety Advisor, Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, Retired with 28 years of military service at the conclusion of this assignment
  • 1996 - 2000: Personnel and Aviation Training Manager, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, Alexandria Virginia
  • 1994 - 1996: Safety and Personnel Manager, 17th Aviation Brigade, Korea
  • 1991 – 1994: Assistant Aviation Operations Officer, Priority Air Transport, Fort Belvoir Virginia
  • 1986 – 1991: U. S. Army Warrant Officer, Various Positions, Various Locations around the world


  • MAS, Aviation Safety, Minor: Airport Operations/Management, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2001
  • BS, Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1994

Significant Training:

  • Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Executive Fellows Program 2014
  • OSHA Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) 2014
  • OSHA Specialist in Safety and Health (SSH) Certificate 2013
  • Career Program (CP) 12 Safety and Occupational Health Professional Certificate 2013
  • Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL), Army Management Staff College 2012-2014
  • Civilian Education System (CES) Advanced Course, Army Management Staff College 2011
  • Senior Leader Seminar, U.S. Army War College 2011
  • Leadership New Mexico, 2008-2009 (Curriculum Committee Vice Chair – Present)