Air Force Leadership
Lloyd J. Austin III
Secretary of Defense
Lloyd James Austin III was sworn in as the 28th Secretary of Defense on January 22, 2021. Mr. Austin is the principal assistant to the President in all matters relating to the Department of Defense and serves on the National Security Council.
Mr. Frank Kendall
Secretary of the Air Force
Frank Kendall is the 26th Secretary of the Air Force responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the U.S. Air and Space Forces. In this capacity, he directs the Department of the Air Force’s annual budget exceeding $168 billion, provides Air and Space forces to combatant commanders for global military operations, and is accountable for the welfare of nearly 700,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian Airmen and Guardians and their families.
Gen. Charles Q. Brown
Chief of Staff
Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 689,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas.
316th Wing Leadership
Col. Todd Randolph
Colonel Todd Randolph is the commander of the 316th Wing and installation commander for Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, Maryland.
CMSgt. Jackson A. Helzer
Chief Master Sergeant Jackson A. Helzer is the Command Chief of the 316th Wing at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, Maryland.
Air Force District of Washington Leadership
Maj. Gen. Joel D. Jackson
Maj. Gen. Joel D. Jackson is the Commander of the Air Force District of Washington and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. AFDW is the Air Force component to the Joint Forces Headquarters National Capital Region and is responsible for organizing, training and equipping combat forces for aerospace expeditionary forces, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and ceremonial events. AFDW also provides major-command-level support for 33,000 military and civilian personnel assigned worldwide.
CMSgt Leon O. Calloway
Chief Master Sergeant Leon Calloway is dual-hatted as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force District of Washington and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is the Senior Enlisted Leader responsible to the Commander on matters concerning the readiness, effective utilization, welfare and professional development of AFDW’s Airmen. AFDW is the Air Force component to the Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region and is responsible for organizing, training and equipping combat forces for aerospace expeditionary forces, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and significant ceremonial events. AFDW provides major command level support to over 33,000 military and civilian Airmen worldwide.
Naval Air Facility Washington Leadership
Capt. Eddie Pilcher
CAPT Eddie Pilcher, a native of Tigard, Oregon graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering. After commissioning, he earned his wings of gold at NAS Corpus Christi, TX in January 1998.
CMDMC Jon D. Raney
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Raney was born in Baltimore, Md. Prior to graduation from Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, Md, in May of 1991, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Delayed Entry Program in August 1990 and entered active duty service in July 1991.
89th Airlift Wing Leadership
Col. Matthew E. Jones
Col.Matthew E. Jones is the Commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is responsible for worldwide special air mission airlift, logistics, aerial port and communications support for the President, Vice President, cabinet members, combatant commanders, and other senior military and elected leaders as tasked by the White House, Air Force chief of staff and Air Mobility Command.
CMSGT Antonio Araiza
Chief Master Sgt. Antonio Araiza is the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is the senior enlisted leader and advisor to the commander on all matters impacting the professional development, readiness, resilience, talent management and effective utilization of the organization’s enlisted force.
113th Wing Leadership
Brig. Gen. Shannon D. Smith
Brig. Gen. Shannon D. Smith is the Commander, 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md. His responsibilities encompass a wing with over 1,300 members.
CMSgt. Sterlin G. Wilson
Chief Master Sergeant Sterlin G. Wilson is the Command Chief of the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is the Senior Enlisted Leader and the principal advisor to the Commander on all matters influencing the readiness, morale, and welfare of the enlisted force of the wing.
459th Air Refueling Wing Leadership
Col. Gregory D. Buchanan
Col. Gregory D. Buchanan is the Commander of the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md. He leads more than 1,300 military and civilian personnel in 20 units employing eight KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft. The 459th supports Air Mobility Command's worldwide air refueling mission.
CMSgt. Israel Nuñez
Chief Master Sergeant Israel Nuñez is the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. He is the primary advisor to the commander and staff on matters related to the morale, welfare, discipline, professional development, and utilization of nearly 1,300 enlisted personnel.