Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

The vice chief of staff of the Air Force (VCSAF) is the second highest-ranking military officer in the United States Air Force. In the event that the chief of staff of the Air Force (CSAF) is absent or is unable to perform his duties, the VCSAF assumes the duties and responsibilities of the CSAF. The VCSAF may also perform other duties that the secretary of defense (SECDEF), the secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) or the CSAF assigns to him. The VCSAF is appointed by the president of the United States and must be confirmed via majority vote by the Senate.[1] By statute, the VCSAF is appointed as a four-star general.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force
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Incumbent
General Stephen W. Wilson

since July 22, 2016
Department of the Air Force
The Air Staff
AbbreviationVCSAF
Reports toSecretary of the Air Force
Chief of Staff of the Air Force
SeatThe Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument10 U.S.C. § 8034
FormationOctober 1, 1947
First holderHoyt Vandenberg

The current vice chief of staff of the Air Force is General Stephen W. Wilson.

List of Vice Chiefs of Staff of the Air ForceEdit

No. Vice Chief of Staff[2] Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
1General
Hoyt S. Vandenberg
(1899–1954)
10 Oct 194728 Apr 1948201 days
2General
Muir S. Fairchild
(1894–1950)
27 May 194817 Mar 19501 year, 294 days
-General
Lauris Norstad
(1907–1988)
Acting
2 May 19509 Oct 1950160 days
3General
Nathan F. Twining
(1897–1982)
10 Oct 195029 Jun 19532 years, 262 days
4General
Thomas D. White
(1901–1965)
30 Jun 195330 Jun 19574 years, 0 days
5General
Curtis E. LeMay
(1906–1990)
1 Jul 195730 Jun 19613 years, 364 days
6General
Frederic H. Smith Jr.
(1908–1980)
1 Jul 196130 Jun 1962364 days
7General
William F. McKee
(1906–1987)
1 Jul 196231 Jul 19642 years, 30 days
8General
John P. McConnell
(1908–1986)
1 Aug 196431 Jan 1965183 days
9General
William H. Blanchard
(1916–1966)
19 Feb 196531 May 19661 year, 101 days
-Lieutenant General
Hewitt T. Wheless
Acting
13 Jun 196631 Jul 196648 days
10General
Bruce K. Holloway
(1912–1999)
1 Aug 196631 Jul 19681 year, 365 days
11General
John D. Ryan
(1915–1983)
1 Aug 196831 Jul 1969364 days
12General
John C. Meyer
(1919–1975)
1 Aug 196930 Apr 19722 years, 273 days
13General
Horace M. Wade
(1916–2001)
1 May 197231 Oct 19731 year, 183 days
14General
Richard H. Ellis
(1919–1989)
1 Nov 197318 Aug 19751 year, 290 days
15General
William V. McBride
(born 1922)
19 Aug 197531 Mar 19782 years, 224 days
16General
Lew Allen Jr.
(1925–2010)
1 Apr 197830 Jun 197890 days
17General
James A. Hill
(1923–2010)
1 Jul 197829 Feb 19801 year, 243 days
18General
Robert C. Mathis
(1927–2016)
1 Mar 198031 May 19822 years, 91 days
19General
Jerome F. O'Malley
(1932–1985)
1 Jun 19825 Oct 19831 year, 126 days
20General
Lawrence A. Skantze
(1928–2018)
6 Oct 198331 Jul 1984299 days
21General
Larry D. Welch
(born 1934)
1 Aug 198431 Jul 1985364 days
22General
John L. Piotrowski
(born 1934)
1 Aug 198531 Jan 19871 year, 183 days
23General
Monroe W. Hatch Jr.
(born 1933)
1 Feb 19871 Jun 19903 years, 120 days
24General
John M. Loh
(born 1938)
4 Jun 19901 Apr 1991301 days
25General
Michael P. C. Carns
(born 1937)
16 May 199128 Jul 19943 years, 73 days
26General
Thomas S. Moorman Jr.
(1940–2020)
29 Jul 199411 Jul 19972 years, 347 days
27General
Ralph Eberhart
(born 1946)
11 Jul 199726 May 19991 year, 319 days
28General
Lester L. Lyles
(born 1946)
27 May 199916 Apr 2000325 days
29General
John W. Handy
(born 1944)
17 Apr 20004 Nov 20011 year, 201 days
30General
Robert H. Foglesong
(born 1945)
5 Nov 2001Aug 2003~1 year, 269 days
31General
T. Michael Moseley
(born 1949)
Aug 20031 Sep 2005~2 years, 31 days
32General
John D. W. Corley
(born 1951)
Sep 2005Sep 2007~2 years, 0 days
33General
Duncan J. McNabb
(born 1952)
Sep 20075 Sep 2008~1 year, 4 days
34General
William M. Fraser III
(born 1952)
9 October 2008May 2009~204 days
35General
Carrol Chandler
(born 1952)
27 August 200913 January 20111 year, 139 days
36General
Philip M. Breedlove
(born 1955)
14 January 201129 July 20121 year, 197 days
37General
Larry O. Spencer
(born 1954)
29 July 201217 August 20153 years, 19 days
38General
David L. Goldfein
(born 1959)
17 August 20151 July 2016319 days
39General
Stephen W. Wilson
(born 1959/1960)
22 July 2016Incumbent4 years, 83 days

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "10 USC 8034. Vice Chief of Staff". Retrieved November 9, 2007.
  2. ^ https://media.defense.gov/2013/Apr/10/2001329974/-1/-1/0/AFD-130410-035.pdf