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Scobee assumes command of AFRC

Scobee assumes command of AFRC

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, left, gives remarks during Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, assumption of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga., Sept. 27, 2018. Scobee was also promoted to the rank of lieutenant general before the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Scobee assumes command of AFRC

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson gives opening remarks during Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee's, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, assumption of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga, Sept. 27, 2018. Air Force Reserve Command has been a major command since 1997. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Scobee assumes command of AFRC

Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, listens as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson gives opening remarks during his assumption of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga, Sept. 27, 2018. Scobee becomes the thirtieth commander of Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Scobee assumes command of AFRC

Air Force Reserve Command Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee receives the AFRC guidon from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during his assumption of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga, Sept. 27, 2018. Scobee becomes the thirtieth commander of Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Scobee assumes command of AFRC

Newly appointed commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee is interviewed by local news affiliates after his assumption-of-command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Georgia, Sept. 27, 2018. Lt. Gen. Scobee becomes the thirtieth commander of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Scobee assumes command of AFRC

Newly appointed commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee speaks to local news representatives after his assumption of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga, Sept. 27, 2018. Lt. Gen. Scobee becomes the thirtieth commander of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Scobee assumes command of AFRC

Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, gives remarks during his assumption of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga, Sept. 27, 2018. Scobee will split his time as commander between Robins Air Force Base and the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Scobee assumes command of AFRC

Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, Commander Air Force Reserve Command, is interviewed by local news media after his assumption of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, Ga, Sept. 27, 2018. Scobee is one of 36 three-star generals in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee joined the Air Force in 1986. He is a command pilot with more than 3,800 flying hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, including 248 combat hours. Prior to his current assignment as the deputy commander of Air Force Reserve Command, he was the commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. Scobee commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels and held numerous staff positions at the unit, Air Staff and Combatant Command levels.

Scobee continues his legacy of service as the son of retired Lt. Col. Francis Richard Scobee, Air Force aircraft mechanic, test pilot and National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut who logged more than 6,500 flying hours and flew 45 types of aircraft. Lt. Col. Scobee was the commander of the Space Shuttle Challenger which suffered a catastrophic booster failure in 1986. For his significant accomplishments, Lt. Col. Scobee was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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