Joined the 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron in June, 1968 as a fighter pilot stationed at Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam. Fogleman was shot down in 1968 and escaped by clinging to the outside of a AH-1 Cobra helicopter.
Taught as an associate professor of history at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Served as an F-4 pilot, instructor pilot and commander of the Laredo forward air controller flight while stationed in Thailand.
Assigned to the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing at Bitburg Air Base, West Germany, in 1976 as assistant deputy commander for operations where his unit became the first operational F-15 aircraft wing stationed outside the continental United States.
Served as chief of staff of the United States Air Force.
Amassed 6,800 flying hours in fighter, transport, tanker and rotary wing aircraft, 315 combat missions, and logged 806 hours of combat flying in fighter aircraft.