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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Air Force announces retirement of AFSC commander

Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs

5/7/2015 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force officials announced May 7, 2015, the retirement of Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, commander of Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

The general will retire effective June 5, 2015, after 34 years of service.

Litchfield entered the Air Force in 1981 as a distinguished graduate from the ROTC program at Norwich University, Vermont. His career spans diverse logistics and acquisition assignments supporting weapon systems at wing, major command, Air Staff and the Joint Staff levels. He has commanded squadron and group levels in addition to commanding two wings and was the Director of Logistics, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker.

As AFSC commander, Litchfield ensures the Center provides operational planning and execution of Air Force Supply Chain Management and Depot Maintenance for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, and component items in support of AFMC missions. He is responsible for operations which span three air logistics complexes, three air base wings, two supply chain management wings, and multiple remote operating locations, incorporating more than 32,000 military and civilian personnel. In addition, he oversees installation support to more than 75,000 personnel working in 140 associate units at the three AFSC bases.

On Feb. 13, 2015, Air Force officials announced the President's nomination of Maj. Gen. Lee K. Levy II to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as AFSC commander.

Air Force officials have also announced the assignment of Col. Steven J. Bleymaier -- currently director of staff at AFMC headquarters -- as commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill AFB, Utah.

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