Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

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The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipage of more than 700,000 active-duty, National Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President of the United States. Like the other service chiefs, this officer has no operational military command authority.

The official residence of the Air Force Chief of Staff is known as Air House.

The current Air Force Chief of Staff is John P. Jumper. He was elevated to the position on September 9, 2001, at 9:00 AM. General Jumper is the seventeenth Air Force Chief of Staff.

Chief of Staff Tenure
Carl A. Spaatz Sept. 26, 1947 - April 29, 1948
Hoyt S. Vandenberg April 30, 1948 - June 29,1953
Nathan F. Twining* June 30, 1953 - June 30, 1957
Thomas D. White July 1, 1957 - June 30, 1961
Curtis E. LeMay June 30, 1961 - Jan. 31, 1965
John P. McConnell Feb.1, 1965 - July 31, 1969
John D. Ryan Aug.1, 1969 - July 31, 1973
George S. Brown* Aug. 1, 1973 - June 30, 1974.
David C. Jones* July 1, 1974 - June 20, 1978.
Lew Allen Jr. July 1, 1978 - June 30, 1982
Charles A. Gabriel July 1, 1982 - June 30, 1986
Larry D. Welch July 1, 1986 - June 30, 1990
Michael J. Dugan July 1 - Sept. 17, 1990
John M. Loh** Sept. 18, 1990 - Oct. 29, 1990
Merrill A. McPeak Oct. 30, 1990 - Oct. 25, 1994
Ronald R. Fogleman Oct. 26, 1994 - Sept., 1, 1997
Michael E. Ryan Nov. 6, 1997 - Sept. 6, 2001
John P. Jumper Sept. 6, 2001 - present

*These men also served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Twining served as Chairman from August 1957 to September 1960.
Brown served as Chairman from July 1974 to June 1978.
Jones served as Chairman from June 1978 to June 1982.

**Loh served as acting Chief of Staff

Air Force History Support Office: Air Force Chiefs of Staff (http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/PopTopics/csaf.htm)

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