List of commanders-in-chief of the Strategic Air Command

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Commander-in-Chief, United States Air Force Strategic Air Command
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Inaugural holder GEN George C. Kenney
Formation March, 21 1946
Final holder GEN Lee Butler
Abolished May 31, 1992
Succession Air Combat Command

The Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Air Command (CINCSAC) was the most senior officer and head of the Strategic Air Command (SAC).

List of SAC Commanders-in-Chief[edit]

Name Photo Term began Term ended Notes
1. GEN George Kenney George Kenney.jpg March 21, 1946 October 15, 1948 (1889–1977)
Designated as Commanding General
2. GEN Curtis LeMay Curtis LeMay (USAF).jpg October 19, 1948 June 30, 1957 (1906–1993)
Designated as Commanding General (1948–53) and
Commander (1953–55)
3. GEN Thomas S. Power Thomas S Power.jpg July 1, 1957 November 30, 1964 (1905–1970)
4. GEN John Dale Ryan GEN Ryan, John Dale (2).jpg December 1, 1964 January 31, 1967 (1915–1983)
5. GEN Joseph J. Nazzaro GEN Joseph J Nazzaro.jpg February 1, 1967 July 31, 1968 (1913–1990)
6. GEN Bruce K. Holloway Holloway BK color.jpg August 1, 1968 April 30, 1972 (1912–1999)
7. GEN John C. Meyer Meyer JC color.jpg May 1, 1972 July 31, 1974 (1919–1975)
8. GEN Russell E. Dougherty Russell E Dougherty.jpg August 1, 1974 July 31, 1977 (1920–2007)
9. GEN Richard H. Ellis GEN Ellis, Richard Hastings.jpg August 1, 1977 July 31, 1981 (1919–1989)
10. GEN Bennie L. Davis GEN Davis, Bennie Luke.jpg August 1, 1981 July 31, 1985 (1928–2012)
11. GEN Larry D. Welch Larry D. Welch.jpg August 1, 1985 June 22, 1986 (born 1934)
12. GEN John T. Chain, Jr. John T Chain.jpg June 22, 1986 January 24, 1991 (born 1934)
13. GEN George Lee Butler GEN George L Butler.jpg January 25, 1991 June 1, 1992 (born 1939)

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List of SAC Vice Commanders-in-Chief[edit]

Vice Commander-in-Chief, United States Air Force Strategic Air Command
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Inaugural holder MGEN St. Clair Streett
Formation March, 21 1946
Final holder LGEN Leo W. Smith II
Abolished May 31, 1992
Succession Air Combat Command
Name Term began Term ended Notes
1. MGEN St. Clair Streett March 21, 1946 January 9, 1947 (1893–1970)
Designated as Deputy Commander
2. MGEN Clements McMullen January 10, 1947 October 25, 1948 (1892–1959)[2]
Designated as Deputy Commander
3. MGEN Thomas S. Power October 26, 1948 April 14, 1954 (1905–1970)
Designated as Deputy Commander (1948–52)
Vice Commander (1952–54)
4. LGEN Francis H. Griswold May 3, 1954 June 30, 1961 (1904–1989)[3]
Designated as Vice Commander (1954–55)
5. LGEN John P. McConnell July 1, 1961 September 30, 1962 (1908–1986)
6. LGEN Hunter Harris, Jr. October 1, 1962 July 31, 1964 (1909–1987)
7. LGEN John Dale Ryan August 1, 1964 November 30, 1964 (1915–1983)
8. LGEN Joseph J. Nazzaro December 1, 1964 January 31, 1967 (1913–1990)
9. LGEN Keith K. Compton February 1, 1967 July 31, 1969 (1915–2004)[4]
10. LGEN Glen W. Martin August 1, 1969 September 30, 1973 (1916–1994)[5][6]
11. LGEN James M. Keck October 1, 1974 June 30, 1977 (born 1921)
12. LGEN James E. Hill August 1, 1977 December 5, 1977 (1921–1999)
13. LGEN Edgar S. Harris, Jr. December 6, 1977 June 27, 1978 (born 1925)
13. LGEN Lloyd R. Leavitt, Jr. June 28, 1978 August 31, 1981 (born 1928)[7]
13. LGEN George D. Miller September 1, 1981 August 31, 1984 (born 1930)[8]
13. LGEN William J. Campbell August 31, 1984 July 26, 1985 (born 1931)[9]
13. LGEN Monroe W. Hatch Jr. July 27, 1985 January 29, 1987 (born 1933)
13. LGEN Kenneth L. Peek, Jr. January 30, 1987 September 9, 1988 (born 1932)[10]
13. LGEN Donald O. Aldridge September 9, 1988 May 30, 1991 (born 1932)[11]
13. LGEN Leo W. Smith II June 1, 1991 June 1, 1992 (born 1936)[12]

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