Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

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Vice Chief of Staff
of the Air Force
VCSAF
Flag of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.svg
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force flag
Gen Larry O. Spencer VCSAF.jpg
Incumbent
General Larry O. Spencer

since July 27, 2012
Department of the Air Force
The Air Staff
Reports to Secretary of the Air Force
Chief of Staff of the Air Force
Seat The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Appointer The President
Term length No fixed term
Constituting instrument 10 U.S.C. § 8034
Formation October 1, 1947
First holder Hoyt Vandenberg
Succession First in CSAF succession

The Vice Chief of Staff of the United States 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.

The current Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force is General Larry O. Spencer.

List of Vice Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force (1947–)[edit]

Vice Chiefs of Staff
Number Name Portrait Tenure
1 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Hoyt S Vandenberg.jpg 1947–1948
2 Muir S. Fairchild Muir S Fairchild.jpg 1948–1950
3 Nathan F. Twining Nathan Twining photo portrait head and shoulders.jpg 1950–1953
4 Thomas D. White Gen Thomas Dresser White.jpg 1953–1957
5 Curtis E. LeMay Curtis LeMay (USAF).jpg 1957–1961
6 Frederic H. Smith, Jr. GEN Smith, Frederic Harrison, Jr (VCSAF).jpg 1961–1962
7 William F. McKee General William F McKee, USAF.JPG 1962–1964
8 John P. McConnell John P. McConnell.jpg 1964–1965
9 William H. Blanchard William H Blanchard.jpg 1965–1966
10 Bruce K. Holloway Bruce K Holloway.jpg 1966–1968
11 John D. Ryan GEN Ryan, John Dale (2).jpg 1968–1969
12 John C. Meyer JohnCMeyer.jpg 1969–1972
13 Horace M. Wade Horace M. Wade.jpg 1972–1973
14 Richard H. Ellis Richard H Ellis.jpg 1973–1975
15 William V. McBride William V. McBride.jpg 1975–1978
16 Lew Allen, Jr. General Lew Allen, official military photo.jpg 1978
17 James A. Hill James A Hill.jpg 1978–1980
18 Robert C. Mathis Robert C Mathis.jpg 1980–1982
19 Jerome F. O'Malley Jerome F OMalley.jpg 1982–1983
20 Lawrence A. Skantze Lawrence A Skantze.jpg 1983–1984
21 Larry D. Welch Larry D. Welch.jpg 1984–1985
22 John L. Piotrowski John L Piotrowski.jpg 1985–1987
23 Monroe W. Hatch, Jr. Monroe W Hatch Jr.jpg 1987–1990
24 John M. Loh Gen John Michael Loh.jpg 1990–1991
25 Michael P.C. Carns GEN Carns Michael Patrick Chamberlain.jpg 1991–1994
26 Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Thomas S Moorman Jr.jpg 1994–1997
27 Ralph Eberhart Eberhart re.jpg 1997–1999
28 Lester L. Lyles Lester L Lyles.jpg 1999–2000
29 John W. Handy John w handy.jpg 2000–2001
30 Robert H. Foglesong Robert Foglesong.jpg 2001–2003
31 T. Michael Moseley T Michael Moseley.jpg 2003–2005
32 John D.W. Corley General John Corley, official Air Force photo.jpg 2005–2007
33 Duncan J. McNabb Mcnabb dj4.jpg September 2007 - September 5, 2008
34 William M. Fraser III General William M. Fraser III.jpg October 9, 2008 - August 27, 2009
35 Carrol H. Chandler Gen Carrol H. Chandler.jpg August 27, 2009 - January 14, 2011
36 Philip M. Breedlove Gen Philip M. Breedlove.jpg January 14, 2011 - July 27, 2012
37 Larry O. Spencer Gen Larry O. Spencer VCSAF.jpg July 27, 2012 - incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10 USC 8034. Vice Chief of Staff". Retrieved November 9, 2007.