HomeNewsArticle Display

Air Mobility Command welcomes new commander

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein passes the Air Mobility Command guidon to Gen. Maryanne Miller, who assumed command of AMC, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein passes the Air Mobility Command guidon to Gen. Maryanne Miller, who assumed command of AMC, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein stands at the front of the stage, preparing to dismiss hundreds of attendees during the Air Mobility Command change of command, where Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command of AMC, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein stands at the front of the stage, preparing to dismiss hundreds of attendees during the Air Mobility Command change of command, where Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command of AMC, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, outgoing Air Mobility Command commander, and Gen. Maryanne Miller, incoming AMC commander, share a moment during the AMC change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Everhart, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, outgoing Air Mobility Command commander, and Gen. Maryanne Miller, incoming AMC commander, share a moment during the AMC change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Everhart, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein claps for Gen. Maryanne Miller after she assumed command of Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein claps for Gen. Maryanne Miller after she assumed command of Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

An attendee takes a photo of Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, as he gives his final speech as the AMC commander during the AMC change of command ceremony, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

An attendee takes a photo of Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, as he gives his final speech as the AMC commander during the AMC change of command ceremony, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Maj. Gen. Samuel Mahaney, Air Mobility Command chief of staff, stands at parade rest ahead of a four-flight formation for the Air Mobility Command change of command, where Gen. Maryanne Miller will take command of AMC, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Maj. Gen. Samuel Mahaney, Air Mobility Command chief of staff, stands at parade rest ahead of a four-flight formation for the Air Mobility Command change of command, where Gen. Maryanne Miller will take command of AMC, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, looks toward the audience after assuming command of AMC at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, looks toward the audience after assuming command of AMC at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, speaks during the Air Mobility Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, speaks during the Air Mobility Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Master Sgt. Peter Dahlstorm, Band of Mid-America readiness section chief, stands in formation for the Air Mobility Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Master Sgt. Peter Dahlstorm, Band of Mid-America readiness section chief, stands in formation for the Air Mobility Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid global air mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Members of a formation salute as the national anthem plays during Air Mobility Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Everhart, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 10 of 12

Members of a formation salute as the national anthem plays during Air Mobility Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Everhart, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein salutes the formation during the Air Mobility Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 11 of 12

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein salutes the formation during the Air Mobility Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Gen. Maryanne Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Gen. Maryanne Miller addresses mobility Airmen for the first time as Air Mobility Command commander during the change of command ceremony, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 12 of 12

Gen. Maryanne Miller addresses mobility Airmen for the first time as Air Mobility Command commander during the change of command ceremony, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7, 2018. Miller assumed command from Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after 35 years of service to the Air Force. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

Air Mobility Command welcomed a new commander at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Sept. 7.

Air Force Gen. Maryanne Miller took command of AMC from Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, who retires after more than 35 years of service. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, officiated the change of command ceremony.

 

Miller is the thirteenth commander to take the reins since the major command was designated as Air Mobility Command, June 1, 1992. She is the first traditional Reservist to be promoted to four-star general and lead an Air Force major command outside of Air Force Reserve Command.

Goldfein opened the ceremony by expressing a personal connection to the Airmen and capabilities of AMC.
“My admiration and appreciation for the Airmen of this command is very personal,” he said. “You see, I’ve been pulled out of many a bad place by air refueling tankers, crews willing to risk everything to provide me and my wingmen the gas we desperately needed to get back to friendly territory.”

 

The chief of staff echoed the words of his senior joint colleagues who have referred to AMC and U.S. Transportation Command as “the most ‘can-do’ force on the planet.” He then reflected on Miller’s leadership and expertise.

 

“In a command where rapid global mobility is not achieved without total force synergy, General Miller brings the perfect blend of operational expertise, servant leadership and strategic policy savvy to take this team to new heights,” Goldfein said.

 

As AMC commander, Miller is responsible for employing and integrating all Mobility Air Forces comprised of nearly 120,000 civilian, active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve personnel along with nearly 1,100 aircraft. AMC sustains America's military operations worldwide through its airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation and air mobility support capabilities. The command also responds to humanitarian crises at home and around the globe. 


Addressing the men and women of AMC for the first time as commander, Miller expressed enthusiasm about assuming her new position leading the command.

“It is an honor and tremendous privilege to take the flag, to lead Air Mobility Command,” Miller said. “Air Mobility is at the heart of our nation’s military response. There is a common bond which guides all of us as individuals, Airmen and public servants: the bond of our core values and the inspiration that comes from being part of something much bigger than ourselves.”

 

One of only 14 four-star generals serving in the Air Force, Miller previously commanded Air Force Reserve Command, the 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, California, and 932nd Airlift Wing, Scott AFB, Illinois. In those positions, Miller directly led the organizing, training and equipping of Mobility Air Forces for America. This is a role she intends to build upon while responsible for the warfighting and humanitarian components of AMC’s Total Force mission.
 
“We stand as one force, shoulder-to-shoulder with our Reserve and Guard Airmen and families,” said Miller. “As a Total Force we will continue to improve our readiness and sharpen the edge of our rapid and resilient operations.”

Air Mobility Command is the air component of United States Transportation Command, a unified, functional combatant command which provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations for a wide array of joint mobility missions.

 

Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, U.S. TRANSCOM commander, spoke about his experience with AMC Airmen and welcomed Miller to the command during the ceremony.

 

“As a Soldier, Air Mobility Command has carried me on their back to every major operation throughout my career, whether on a parachute or at the end of a dirt landing strip,” he said. “General Miller is unquestionably the best leader for our Mobility Air Forces at this time. Every assignment along her mobility career has prepared her for today. Her reputation precedes her as a servant leader.”

 

Miller concluded the ceremony by encouraging AMC’s Airmen to let their core values lead them in the conduct of rapid global mobility.

“As Airmen, we succeed. As Airmen, we invest in serving our great nation and each other. As Airmen, we lead from the front, kneel by those in need, share in the work of our teammates, respect their lives and honor their contributions … Let’s get after it!” she concluded.

USAF Comments Policy
If you wish to comment, use the text box below. AF reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is a moderated forum. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, violate EEO policy, are offensive to other or similar content. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly "off topic", promote services or products, infringe copyright protected material, or contain any links that don't contribute to the discussion. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted. The AF and the AF alone will make a determination as to which comments will be posted. Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the AF, DoD, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying AF endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Any comments that report criminal activity including: suicidal behaviour or sexual assault will be reported to appropriate authorities including OSI. This forum is not:

  • This forum is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact OSI or your local police agency.
  • Do not submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this forum. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

AF does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this forum is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. AF may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. AF does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our website.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." This means that comments will be posted only as it relates to the topic that is being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the AF or the Federal Government.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, DoD ID number, OSI Case number, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may or may not be posted on the page. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, DoD ID numbers, OSI case numbers, addresses, email address or phone numbers. The default for the posting of comments is "anonymous", but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.