WASHINGTON -- Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley answers questions during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Subcommitee on Personnel. General Moseley was nominated by the president May 16 to be chief of staff of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi)
5/16/2005 - WASHINGTON -- The president announced May 16 his nomination of Gen. T. Michael Moseley as chief of staff of the Air Force to succeed Gen. John P. Jumper who has served in the position since September 2001.
"I am deeply honored and humbled to have been nominated to serve as the next Air Force chief of staff,” said General Moseley, Air Force vice chief of staff. “This is a challenging as well as an exciting time for our service and, if confirmed by the United States Senate, I look forward to this next opportunity to continue to serve the Air Force, the ‘joint team’ and our great nation.
“General John Jumper has set the highest standards for our service as we've conducted operations with our joint and coalition partners in the (war on terrorism) and other contingency situations around the world,” he said. “I'm committed to maintaining those same standards as we meet future challenges with the remarkably talented Airmen and civilians on our total force team.”
General Moseley entered the Air Force in 1971 and has commanded a fighter weapons instructor course, an operations group, a wing and a numbered air force. He also commanded the U.S. Central Command Air Forces and served as the Combined Forces Air Component Commander for operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
"I'm pleased that President Bush has nominated General Moseley to be the next Air Force chief of staff,” said Michael L. Dominguez, acting secretary of the Air Force. “As his nomination is considered by the Senate, I'm completely confident that he'll lead our Airmen with the same vision and passion he's shown as a superb vice chief of staff. General Moseley is immensely talented and his leadership will help guide America's Airmen as part of the joint warfighting team. I know he will build on the extraordinary accomplishments of General Jumper, who has magnificently led the Air Force for the past four years."
Some of General Moseley’s previous Pentagon assignments include serving as director of legislative liaison for the secretary of the Air Force; deputy director for politico-military affairs for Asia/Pacific and Middle East, the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and chief of the Air Force general officer matters office.
General Moseley is a command pilot with more than 2,800 flying hours, principally in fighter aircraft. He has received numerous awards for his military service including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster and the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster.
General Moseley earned his undergraduate and masters degrees in political science from Texas A&M University. He completed Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and National War College.
General Moseley’s nomination has been sent to the Senate for confirmation.