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|United States Air Force Expeditionary Center|
|Active||1 May 1994 – present|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Role||Education and Training|
|Garrison/HQ||Air Mobility Command|
|Commander||Maj Gen Mark Camerer|
|Vice Commander||Col Craig M. Harmon|
|Command Chief||CMSgt Anthony W. Green|
The United States Air Force Expeditionary Center is the Air Force's Center of Excellence for advanced expeditionary combat support training and education.It consists of nine units with more than 14,000 Airmen in 28 countries worldwide.
The U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center is the Air Force's Center of Excellence for advanced mobility and combat support training and education. Located at Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst, N.J., the center also has direct oversight for en route and installation support, contingency response and partner capacity-building mission sets within the global mobility enterprise. The center provides administrative control for six wings and two groups within Air Mobility Command, to include the 87th Air Base Wing and the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the 319th Air Base Wing at Grand Forks AFB, N.D.; the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing at Ramstein AFB, Germany; the 628th Air Base Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.; the 43d Air Mobility Operations Group at Pope Field, N.C.; and 627th Air Base Group at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
The Expeditionary Operations School at the Expeditionary Center offers 92 in-residence courses and 19 web-based training courses, graduating more than 40,000 students annually. Courses include the Air Force Phoenix Raven Training, Advanced Study of Air Mobility, Aerial Port Operations Course and more.
Both the 87th Air Base Wing and the 628th Air Base Wing are Air Force lead organizations on joint bases that host AMC flying units, along with other Department of Defense partners. The 43d Air Mobility Operations Group and 627th Air Base Group enjoy unique partnerships with the U.S. Army[ citation needed ], while the 319th Air Base Wing supports the Department of Homeland Defense and Air Combat Command emerging missions.
The 515th and 521st AMOWs, along with the 621st CRW, are responsible for en route and combat support, contingency response and partner capacity-building mission sets[ clarification needed ] around the globe.
The Expeditionary Center was first opened as the Air Mobility Warfare Center on May 1, 1994, and officially received its mission on Oct. 1, 1994. At first opening, the center operated the Phoenix Ace Combat Readiness Exercise and Evaluation Course, Mobile Air Tactics School, Force Support and Readiness Course, Maintenance Training Qualification Program Course, Air Transport Manager Course, Director of Mobility Forces Course, Environmental Control Unit Course, Intermediate Wartime Contingencies Course, Cargo Operations and Systems Course, Passenger Operations and Systems Course, Command and Control Information Processing Systems Course.
The center, which was officially renamed the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center on March 4, 2007, is the Air Force's leader in expeditionary training, and on January 7, 2011, the center expanded in scope, taking added responsibility for evolving AMC mission sets.
The USAF Expeditionary Operations School of the USAF Expeditionary Center, is for mobility and expeditionary operations skills training and Air Mobility Command's provider of support to the mobility enterprise.
The EOS offers a variety of training, from combat support to logistics. The EOS is responsible for advanced leadership training, including Advanced Studies of Air Mobility Course and the Director of Mobility Forces Course.
The EOS offers 74 in-resident courses and graduates approximately 8,000 students per year from the EC main campus at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., from the mobile training team class and from detachments Hurlburt Air Force Base, Fla., and Scott Air Force Base, Ill.[ citation needed ]
|Portrait||Name||Took office||Left office||Term length|
William J. Begert
|1 October 1994||14 April 1995||195 days|
Richard C. Marr
|14 April 1995||21 August 1997||2 years, 129 days|
William Welser III
|21 August 1997||5 August 1999||1 year, 349 days|
Silas R. Johnson
|5 August 1999||2 June 2000||302 days|
John C. Scherer
|2 June 2000||16 June 2000||14 days|
Robert J. Boots
|16 June 2000||26 July 2002||2 years, 40 days|
Christopher A. Kelly
|26 July 2002||12 May 2005||2 years, 290 days|
David S. Gray
|12 May 2005||23 May 2007||2 years, 11 days|
Kip L. Self
|23 May 2007||19 October 2009||2 years, 149 days|
Richard T. Devereaux
|19 October 2009||2 October 2010||348 days|
William J. Bender
|2 October 2010||29 July 2013||2 years, 300 days|
Randall C. Guthrie
|29 July 2013||9 September 2013||42 days|
Frederick H. Martin
|9 September 2013||August 2016||~2 years, 327 days|
|August 2016||August 9, 2018||~2 years, 8 days|
John R. Gordy
|August 9, 2018||September 23, 2020||2 years, 45 days|
|September 23, 2020||Incumbent||189 days|
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