List of Commanders of Air Force Research Laboratory

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The Commander of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is responsible for managing the Air Force's science and technology program as well as additional customer funded research and development. The commander is also responsible for a workforce of approximately 10,800 people in the laboratory's component technology directorates, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the 711th Human Performance Wing.

Below is a list of commanders of Air Force Research Laboratory and the terms in office.

Chronological list of Air Force Research Laboratory commanders[edit]

Photo Name Term of Office Presidential Administration(s) Significant events
Image:Richard R. Paul Maj Gen Richard R. Paul Apr 1997–2000 Clinton First AFRL Commander
African Embassy Bombings
Missile Strikes on Afghanistan and Sudan
Kosovo War
Image:Paul D. Nielsen Maj Gen Dr. Paul D. Nielsen Apr 2000–2004 Clinton/Bush USS Cole Bombing
9/11 Attacks
War in Afghanistan
War in Iraq
War on Terrorism
2002 Bali Bombings
Capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Death of Uday Hussein
Death of Qusay Hussein
Capture of Saddam Hussein
Image:Perry L. Lamy Maj Gen Perry L. Lamy Jun 2004–Nov 2005 Bush War in Afghanistan
War in Iraq
War on Terrorism
2005 Bali Bombings
Ted Bowlds.jpg Maj Gen Ted F. Bowlds Jan 2006–Nov 2007 Bush War in Afghanistan
War in Iraq
War on Terrorism
Death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
Execution of Saddam Hussein
Death of Mullah Dadullah
Image:Curtis M. Bedke Maj Gen Curtis M. Bedke Oct 2007–Feb 2010 Bush/Obama War in Afghanistan
War in Iraq
War on Terrorism
[Image:Ellen M. Pawlikowski Maj Gen Dr. Ellen M. Pawlikowski Feb 2010–May 2011 Obama War in Afghanistan
War in Iraq
War on Terrorism
Death of Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Death of Abu Abdullah al-Rashid al-Baghdadi
Death of Osama bin Laden
Image:William N. McCasland Maj Gen Dr. William N. McCasland May 2011–Present Obama Afghanistan War
War on Terrorism

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