The Spectrum Group

Lt Col Randy Durham, USAF, Ret.

Expertise Areas

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development and Proposal Color Teaming
  • Command, Control, and Organizational Communications
  • Military and Civil Aviation
  • Special Operations
  • Transportation and Training Systems
  • Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management


Colonel Durham delivers expertise in strategic planning and acquisition programs, with extensive subject matter expertise in special operations and unmanned systems. He has worked in diverse U.S. and international locations and maintains a global network to support clients interested in entering new markets and pursuing targeted international or defense opportunities.

With more than 40 years of experience serving the public and private sectors, his private sector experience includes serving in senior analysis and executive positions at Burdeshaw Associates and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). In his Air Force career, Colonel Durham held a variety of strategic operations positions supporting and leading Special Operations commands and task forces, culminating in serving as Chief of Strategy, Doctrine, and Future Development for Air Force Special Operations Command. His international experience includes serving as Chairman of the  NATO Aeromedical Evacuation Rapporteur Team at NATO Headquarters.

His operations command experience included serving as Director of Operations for the Joint/Combined Special Operations Task Force for Operations Deliberate Force and Deny Flight (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Senior Special Operations Liaison for Coalition Air Campaign Headquarters for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia). Colonel Durham also served as Director of Operations for the Air Force Special Operations Task Force for Operation Promote Liberty, and as Director of MC-130P Operations for Operation Just Cause (Panama).


  • Senior Associate, Burdeshaw Associates
  • Senior Analyst, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
  • Chief of Strategy, Doctrine, and Future Development, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command
  • Chairman, NATO Aeromedical Evacuation Rapporteur Team, NATO Headquarters


  • M.S., Human Relations and Management, Abilene Christian University
  • B.A., Philosophy, Texas A&M University