Kevin D. Randle has, for more than 50 years, studied the UFO phenomenon in all its various incarnations. Training by the Army as a helicopter pilot, intelligence officer, and military policeman, and by the Air Force as both an intelligence officer and a public affairs officer, provided Randle with a keen insight into the operations and protocols of the military, its investigations into UFOs, and into a phenomenon that has puzzled people for more than a century.
As an undergraduate at the University of Iowa, Randle studied anthropology. Graduate work included journalism, psychology, and military science at the University of Iowa, California Coast University, and the American Military University. He has both a master’s and doctoral degree in psychology and a second master’s degree in the art of military science.
During his investigations, Randle has traveled the US to interview hundreds of witnesses who were involved in everything from the Roswell, New Mexico, crash of 1947, to the repeated radar sightings of UFOs over Washington, D.C., in 1952, to abductions. He was among the first writers to review the declassified Project Blue Book files, among the first to report on animal mutilations, and among the first to report on alien abductions.
Randle has written extensively on UFOs beginning in 1973 with articles in various national magazines. He has published many books about UFOs starting with The UFO Casebook in 1989 and continuing to Crash: When UFOs Fall from the Sky, The Government UFO Files: The Conspiracy of Cover-Up, Project Moon Dust, Understanding Roswell, Encounter in the Desert, Roswell in the 21st Century, and Levelland.
Randle was away from his UFO studies when recalled to active duty with the US Army that included a tour in Iraq from 2003 to 2004. He retired from the Army and the Iowa National Guard as a lieutenant colonel in 2009, and in 2013 he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service in Iraq and the Air Medal for Valor and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for service in Vietnam.
He hosts the blog A Different Perspective.