Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center emblem
Active2012 – present
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Air Force
Garrison/HQWright-Patterson Air Force Base
Motto(s)"Providing what warfighters need, when they need it!"
Lt Gen Donna D. Shipton
Deputy CommanderCol John Kurian
Executive DirectorDennis D'Angelo

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB, is one of six centers reporting to the Air Force Materiel Command.[1] Led by a Lieutenant General, AFLCMC is charged with life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems from their inception to retirement. The AFLCMC mission is to support qualities of war-winning.

AFLCMC was designed to provide a single face and voice to customers, management of weapon systems across their life cycles, and to simplify and consolidate staff functions and processes to curtail redundancy and enhance efficiency. In addition, AFLCMC's operating structure provides a framework for decision making and process optimization across the weapon system life cycle. AFLCMC personnel work closely with their counterparts at the other AFMC centers.


AFLCMC's portfolio includes: Information Technology systems and networks; Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems; C3I and Networks AFPEO at Hanscom Air Force Base; Armament Directorate at Eglin Air Force Base; strategic systems; aerial platforms; and various specialized or supporting systems such as simulators or personal equipment. AFLCMC also executes sales of aircraft and other defense-related equipment while building relationships with foreign partner nation's air forces.[citation needed]

Each Program Office reports to one of 14 Program Executive Officers (PEOs) who are accountable for the activities within their portfolio and who report to the Air Force Service Acquisition Executive at the Pentagon (Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition).[citation needed]

AFLCMC execution directorates provide direct program support such as engineering, technical order management, developmental planning, contracting, and source selection assistance.[citation needed]

The 66th Air Base Group at Hanscom AFB, Mass., and the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB provide base operating support at those locations and also report to AFLCMC.[citation needed]

List of commanders

No. Commander Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
C. D. Moore[2]
Lieutenant General
C. D. Moore[2]
9 July 201226 September 20142 years, 79 days
John F. Thompson[3]
Lieutenant General
John F. Thompson[3]
26 September 20142 May 20172 years, 218 days
Robert D. McMurry Jr.[4]
Lieutenant General
Robert D. McMurry Jr.[4]
2 May 20173 September 20203 years, 124 days
Shaun Morris[5]
Lieutenant General
Shaun Morris[5]
3 September 20206 November 20233 years, 64 days
Dennis L. D'Angelo
Dennis L. D'Angelo
6 November 202317 January 202472 days
Donna D. Shipton
Lieutenant General
Donna D. Shipton
17 January 2024[6]Incumbent17 days


  1. ^ AIR FORCE LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CENTER (AFLCMC) Posted 8/3/2012 Printable Fact Sheet
  2. ^ "Lieutenant General C.d. Moore Ii".
  3. ^ "John F. Thompson".
  4. ^ "Robert D. Mcmurry Jr".
  5. ^ "Lieutenant General Shaun Q. Morris".
  6. ^ Varhegyi, Jim (18 January 2024). "Lt Gen Donna Shipton assumes command of AFLCMC". Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Retrieved 19 January 2024.