The Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force was a position in the United States Air Force held by a lieutenant general who also served as the director of the Air Staff.[1][2] The holder of the position oversees the administration and organization of the Air Staff, which develops policies, plans and programs; establishes requirements; and provides resources to support the Air Force's mission. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of the Air Force Council, and is the Air Force accreditation official for the international Corps of Air Attachés.

List of Assistant Vice Chiefs of Staff of the United States Air Force

The following officers served as Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force:[1][2]

No. Assistant Vice Chief of Staff Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
1
William F. McKee
Major General
William F. McKee
(1906–1987)
27 Sep 194723 Apr 19535 years, 208 days
-
Robert Whitney Burns
Major General
Robert Whitney Burns
(1908–1964)
Acting
24 Apr 195310 May 195316 days
2
Robert Whitney Burns
Major General
Robert Whitney Burns
(1908–1964)
11 May 195330 Jun 19552 years, 50 days
3
Jacob E. Smart
Major General
Jacob E. Smart
(1909–2006)
15 Jun 19554 Sep 19594 years, 81 days
4
Richard M. Montgomery
Major General
Richard M. Montgomery
(1911–1987)
24 Aug 195931 Aug 19623 years, 7 days
5
John K. Hester
Major General
John K. Hester
(1916–1965)
1 Aug 196230 Sep 19642 years, 60 days
6
William K. Martin
Major General
William K. Martin
1 Oct 196418 Feb 1965140 days
7
Hewitt T. Wheless
Lieutenant General
Hewitt T. Wheless
19 Feb 196512 Jul 19683 years, 144 days
8
Seth J. McKee
Lieutenant General
Seth J. McKee
(1916–2016)
13 Jul 196811 Jul 1969363 days
-
John Wilson Carpenter III
Lieutenant General
John Wilson Carpenter III
(1916–1996)
Acting
12 Jul 196931 Jul 196919 days
9
John Wilson Carpenter III
Lieutenant General
John Wilson Carpenter III
(1916–1996)
1 Aug 19691 Jul 1970334 days
10
Austin J. Russell
Lieutenant General
Austin J. Russell
1 Aug 197030 Sep 19733 years, 60 days
11
Duward Crow
Lieutenant General
Duward Crow
(1919–1997)
1 Oct 197331 Jul 1974303 days
12
Marion L. Boswell
Lieutenant General
Marion L. Boswell
(1923–2002)
1 Aug 197414 Oct 19762 years, 74 days
13
William G. Moore Jr.
Lieutenant General
William G. Moore Jr.
(1920–2012)
1 Oct 19763 Mar 1977153 days
14
Wilbur L. Creech
Lieutenant General
Wilbur L. Creech
(1927–2003)
2 May 197728 Feb 1978302 days
15
Howard M. Fish
Lieutenant General
Howard M. Fish
(1923–2020)
1 Mar 197831 May 19791 year, 91 days
16
Marion L. Boswell
Lieutenant General
Marion L. Boswell
(1923–2002)
1 Jun 197930 Jun 19812 years, 29 days
17
Hans H. Driessnack
Lieutenant General
Hans H. Driessnack
(1927–2006)
1 Jul 198130 Jun 19831 year, 364 days
18
Howard W. Leaf
Lieutenant General
Howard W. Leaf
(1923–2009)
1 Jul 198330 Sep 19841 year, 91 days
19
Robert H. Reed
Lieutenant General
Robert H. Reed
(1929–2017)
10 Oct 198430 Jun 19861 year, 263 days
20
Carl R. Smith
Lieutenant General
Carl R. Smith
1 Jul 198631 Jan 19914 years, 214 days
21
Charles A. May
Lieutenant General
Charles A. May
1 Feb 199115 Jul 19921 year, 165 days
22
Thomas G. McInerney
Lieutenant General
Thomas G. McInerney
(born 1937)
15 Jul 199230 Jun 19941 year, 350 days
23
James A. Fain
Lieutenant General
James A. Fain
24 Oct 19941 May 1995189 days
24
Lloyd W. Newton
Lieutenant General
Lloyd W. Newton
(born 1942)
3 Jun 19957 Mar 19971 year, 277 days
25
David L. Vesely
Lieutenant General
David L. Vesely
17 Mar 199730 Sep 19992 years, 197 days
26
William J. Begert
Lieutenant General
William J. Begert
(born 1946)
1 Oct 199930 Apr 20011 year, 211 days
27
Lance W. Lord
Lieutenant General
Lance W. Lord
(born 1946)
1 May 200131 Mar 2002334 days
28
Joseph P. Wehrle Jr.
Lieutenant General
Joseph P. Wehrle Jr.
1 Apr 200230 Sep 20031 year, 182 days
-
Richard E. Brown
Lieutenant General
Richard E. Brown
Acting
1 Jun 200430 Jul 200459 days
-
Kevin P. Chilton
Lieutenant General
Kevin P. Chilton
(born 1954)
Acting
1 Aug 200430 Jun 2005333 days
29
Arthur J. Lichte
Lieutenant General
Arthur J. Lichte
(born 1949)
1 Jul 2005Aug 2007~2 years, 31 days
30
Frank Klotz
Lieutenant General
Frank Klotz
(born 1950)
Aug 200724 Jul 2009~1 year, 357 days
31
William L. Shelton
Lieutenant General
William L. Shelton
(born 1954)
27 Jul 200913 Dec 20101 year, 139 days
32
Richard Y. Newton III
Lieutenant General
Richard Y. Newton III
14 Dec 201027 Apr 20121 year, 135 days
33
Frank Gorenc
Lieutenant General
Frank Gorenc
(born 1957)
27 Apr 2012August 2013~1 year, 96 days
34
Stephen L. Hoog[3]
Lieutenant General
Stephen L. Hoog[3]
August 2013July 2015~1 year, 334 days
35
John W. Hesterman III[4]
Lieutenant General
John W. Hesterman III[4]
July 2015August 2016~1 year, 31 days
36
Stayce Harris[5]
Lieutenant General
Stayce Harris[5]
(born 1959)
August 2016November 2017~1 year, 92 days

Director of Staff of the Air Force

Lt Gen Stayce Harris became the last to hold the office, but the position of Director of Staff remained.[6]

No. Director of Staff Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
1
Jacqueline Van Ovost[7]
Lieutenant General
Jacqueline Van Ovost[7]
(born 1965)
November 2017April 2020~2 years, 152 days
2
Timothy G. Fay[8]
Lieutenant General
Timothy G. Fay[8]
April 2020July 6, 2021~1 year, 96 days
3
Kevin B. Schneider[9]
Lieutenant General
Kevin B. Schneider[9]
September 8, 2021Incumbent330 days

References

  1. ^ a b https://media.defense.gov/2013/Apr/10/2001329974/-1/-1/0/AFD-130410-035.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ a b https://media.defense.gov/2010/Oct/15/2001330111/-1/-1/0/AFD-101015-003.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "LIEUTENANT GENERAL STEPHEN L. HOOG". www.af.mil.
  4. ^ "GENERAL FRANK GORENC". www.af.mil.
  5. ^ "LIEUTENANT GENERAL STAYCE D. HARRIS". www.af.mil.
  6. ^ "LIEUTENANT GENERAL STAYCE D. HARRIS > U.S. Air Force > Biography Display". www.af.mil.
  7. ^ "GENERAL JACQUELINE D. VAN OVOST > U.S. Air Force > Biography Display". www.af.mil.
  8. ^ "LIEUTENANT GENERAL TIMOTHY G. FAY > U.S. Air Force > Biography Display". www.af.mil.
  9. ^ "LIEUTENANT GENERAL KEVIN B. SCHNEIDER> U.S. Air Force > Biography Display". www.af.mil.