Commander over Air Force depots speaking in Macon

wcrenshaw@macon.comApril 16, 2014 

Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., will be in Macon on Monday.

The Air Force’s top man over depot maintenance will be speaking publicly twice in Macon next week.

Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, is speaking at Middle Georgia State College School of Business’ annual Executive Lecture on Monday. He will discuss the center’s leadership model.

On Thursday, he will speak before the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce at the Douglass Theatre.

Both events are open to the public, but the chamber event is $20 for non-chamber members. Tickets will be available at the door. The Middle Georgia State College event is free.

Litchfield is also visiting Robins Air Force Base, home of one of the Air Force’s three maintenance depots. Base spokesman David Donato said Litchfield will meet with Brig. Gen. Cedric George, commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. He also will visit various organizations within the complex, as well as the 78th Air Base Wing and the 638th Supply Chain Management Group.

Donato said Litchfield periodically visits all three maintenance depots, but it’s usually not connected to public events.

In an email, he said Litchfield agreed to the public speaking events because the Air Force Sustainment Center considers civic outreach important to its mission.

“Public speaking events conducted in association with scheduled operational visits, provide an excellent, cost-effective method of keeping the public informed while also sustaining vital community relationships,” Donato said in the email.

Litchfield is responsible for more than 75,000 military and civilian personnel working at the three depots, including two supply chain management wings and three air base wings.

He has served as commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City since the center was established in 2012 as a part of a reorganization plan.

The chamber event begins at 8 a.m. with coffee, and the forum will be from 8:30-9 a.m.

The Middle Georgia State College event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the banquet hall of the Professional Sciences & Conference Center on the Macon Campus.

To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.

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