United States Air Force Expeditionary Center

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United States Air Force Expeditionary Center
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United States Air Force Expeditionary Center emblem
Active1 May 1994 – present
CountryUnited States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleEducation and Training
Garrison/HQ Air Mobility Command
Website www.expeditionarycenter.af.mil
Commander Maj Gen Mark Camerer [1]
Vice Commander Col Craig M. Harmon [2]
Command Chief CMSgt Anthony W. Green [3]

The United States Air Force Expeditionary Center is the Air Force's Center of Excellence for advanced expeditionary combat support training and education. [4] It consists of nine units with more than 14,000 Airmen in 28 countries worldwide.



From www.expeditionarycenter.af.mil

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.

USAF Expeditionary Operations School

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 ]

List of commanders

PortraitNameTook officeLeft officeTerm length
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Brigadier General
William J. Begert
1 October 199414 April 1995195 days
Maj Gen Richard C. Marr.jpg
Major General
Richard C. Marr [6]
14 April 199521 August 19972 years, 129 days
Lt Gen William Welser III.jpg
Major General
William Welser III [8]
21 August 19975 August 19991 year, 349 days
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Major General
Silas R. Johnson [10]
5 August 19992 June 2000302 days
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John C. Scherer
2 June 200016 June 200014 days
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Major General
Robert J. Boots [12]
16 June 200026 July 20022 years, 40 days
Lieutenant General Christopher A. Kelly.jpg
Major General
Christopher A. Kelly [14]
26 July 200212 May 20052 years, 290 days
Maj Gen David S. Gray.jpg
Major General
David S. Gray [16]
12 May 200523 May 20072 years, 11 days
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Major General
Kip L. Self [18]
23 May 200719 October 20092 years, 149 days
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Major General
Richard T. Devereaux
19 October 20092 October 2010348 days
Major General
William J. Bender [20]
2 October 201029 July 20132 years, 300 days
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Brigadier General
Randall C. Guthrie [22]
29 July 20139 September 201342 days
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Major General
Frederick H. Martin [24]
9 September 2013August 2016~2 years, 327 days
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Major General
Christopher Bence [26]
August 2016August 9, 2018~2 years, 8 days
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Major General
John R. Gordy [28]
August 9, 2018September 23, 20202 years, 45 days
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Major General
Mark Camerer [31] [32]
September 23, 2020Incumbent189 days

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