WARNER ROBINS -- A newly minted brigadier general from Tinker Air Force Base has been named to be the first commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.
The base announced Thursday that Brig. Gen. (select) Cedric D. George will lead the new organization when it is formed this year as part of an Air Force Materiel Command reorganization plan. Although George’s promotion has already been approved by the Senate, “select” is part of his title because he hasn’t been officially pinned.
George currently serves as commander of the 76th Maintenance Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., where he commands 9,500 people.
A date for the creation of the new center and George taking command has not been set, said base spokeswoman Chrissy Miner. The reorganization is still subject to approval by Congress.
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Under the reorganization, the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center is being eliminated and the 402nd Maintenance Wing will become the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.
Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon is set to retire in June as the last commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.
In a release, McMahon gave a ringing endorsement of George.
“If I was able to hand-pick the new commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, it would be Brig. Gen. (select) George,” said McMahon. “His proven track record of performance and commitment to continuous process improvement makes him the perfect candidate to continue our journey of excellence at Robins.”
The base also announced that Col. Evan Miller, commander of the 402nd Maintenance Wing, will become deputy director of logistics for Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Daryl Israel, executive director of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, will retire in May after 35 years of service, the release stated.
McMahon, Israel and Miller have been part of a leadership team that has guided significant improvements in the past year in safety, quality and on-time production rates. Long-timers at the base have said the improvements have been the greatest they have seen.
Under the reorganization, George will report to a three-star general heading the Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker. Each of the three depots, including the one at Tinker, will be headed by a one-star general, which is a brigadier general, reporting to the Air Force Sustainment Center.
To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.