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Lt. Gen. Charles R. Davis & Maj. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield
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Air Force announces AFMC senior leader changes

Posted 3/9/2012   Updated 3/9/2012 Email story   Print story

    


Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs

3/9/2012 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  -- Air Force officials announced March 9, 2012, the President's nomination of two Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with new assignments.

Pending Senate confirmation, Lt. Gen. Charles R. Davis, commander of the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., will become the Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon, in Washington, D.C.

Also pending Senate confirmation is the President's nomination of Maj. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker AFB, Okla., for promotion to the grade of lieutenant general, with assignment to lead the new Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker AFB.

The Air Force has not yet announced a replacement for Davis.

Prior to Davis' assignment as ESC commander in September 2011, he was the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons and Air Armament Center commander at Eglin AFB, Fla.

Davis' previous assignments include serving on the Air Staff under the director of Air Force Test and Evaluation; leading divisions in both the F-16 and F-15 program offices; serving as director of the F-15 and Flight Training System Program Offices; and serving as the Joint Primary Aircraft Training (T-6A) System Program director. He is an experimental test pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours in 53 types of aircraft.

Prior to Litchfield's assignment as commander of the Oklahoma City ALC in November 2011, he was the Special Assistant to the AFMC Commander at Tinker AFB.

Litchfield's previous assignments include logistics and acquisition assignments supporting weapon systems at wing, major command, Air Staff and the Joint Staff levels. He has commanded a supply squadron, logistics group and combat support systems wing and was the Director of Logistics at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

The command's maintenance and supply mission will be led by the new Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker AFB. The AFSC will consolidate oversight of most missions now performed at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker AFB; the Warner Robins ALC at Robins AFB, Ga.; and the Ogden ALC at Hill AFB, Utah. Like the current acquisition centers, the three ALC headquarters will stand down and their combined workforce will report to the new AFSC. Each location will continue to operate one of the Air Force's three air depots, to be named the Oklahoma City, Warner Robins and Ogden Air Logistics Complexes, respectively.

The AFSC is planned to reach initial operating capability at Tinker AFB in October 2012.

The AFMC restructure was announced Nov. 2, 2011, as part of several Air Force efficiency efforts. The restructure will cut overhead costs and redundant layers of center headquarters staffs and is expected to generate Air Force savings of $109 million annually. The restructure will improve AFMC's overall management of the Air Force's research and development, test and evaluation, life cycle management and sustainment of weapon systems and nuclear support, and will allow AFMC to provide better support to the warfighter and use taxpayer dollars more efficiently.



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