Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield is Commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. As AFSC Commander, he ensures the Center provides operational planning and execution of Air Force Supply Chain Management and Depot Maintenance for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, and component items in support of AFMC missions. He is responsible for operations which span three air logistics complexes, three air base wings, two supply chain management wings, and multiple remote operating locations, incorporating more than 32,000 military and civilian personnel. In addition, he oversees installation support to more than 75,000 personnel working in 140 associate units at the three AFSC bases.
General Litchfield entered the Air Force in 1981 as a distinguished graduate from the ROTC program at Norwich University, Vermont. His career spans diverse logistics and acquisition assignments supporting weapon systems at wing, major command, Air Staff and the Joint Staff levels. He has commanded squadron and group levels in addition to commanding two wings and was the Director of Logistics, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
1981 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.
1983 Master of Science degree in administration, Georgia College, Milledgeville
1985 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1995 Distinguished graduate, Master of Arts degree in national strategy, Naval Command and Staff College, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
1998 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2009 Program for Senior Managers in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. June 1981 - June 1985, Electronic Warfare Integrated Systems Manager, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
2. June 1985 - June 1988, Chief, B-1B Systems Engineering Section, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb
3. June 1988 - March 1990, Chief, Electronic Warfare Analysis Branch, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
4. March 1990 - January 1993, F-22 program element monitor, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
5. January 1993 - June 1994, member, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Operations Group, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
6. June 1994 - June 1995, student, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
7. June 1995 - June 1997, Commander, 49th Supply Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
8. July 1997 - June 1998, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 1998 - June 2000, joint requirements planner, Directorate for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. June 2000 - April 2002, Commander, 354th Logistics Group, Eielson AFB, Alaska
11. April 2002 - April 2003, Deputy Commander, Transformation, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. April 2003 - June 2003, Director, Electronic Warfare Management Directorate, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
13. June 2003 - October 2004, Director, Combat Electronic Systems Directorate, Warner Robins ALC, Robins AFB, Ga.
14. October 2004 - January 2006, Commander, Agile Combat Support Systems Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. January 2006 - November 2006, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
16. November 2006 - July 2007, Vice Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
17. July 2007 - December 2008, Director of Logistics, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
18. January 2009 - April 2011, Commander, 76th Maintenance Wing, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
19. April 2011 - November 2011, Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker AFB, Okla.
20. November 2011 - July 2012, Commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
21. July 2012 - present, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1998 - June 2000, joint requirements planner, Directorate for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C, as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. July 2007 - December 2008, Director of Logistics, Joint Task Force-519, Makalapa, Hawaii, as a colonel and brigadier general
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 23, 1981
First Lieutenant June 25, 1983
Captain June 25, 1985
Major Nov. 1, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 1, 1997
Colonel April 1, 2000
Brigadier General Nov. 2, 2007
Major General Nov. 12, 2010
Lieutenant General July 10, 2012
(Current as of May 2015)