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LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBERT D. MCMURRY JR.

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Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry Jr. is the Commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The center is responsible for total life cycle management for aircraft, engines, munitions, electronic, computer, network, cyber and agile combat support systems. The center employs more than 28,000 people and has a budget of approximately $258 billion.

The general also serves as the Program Executive Officer for the Rapid Sustainment Office, organized under AFLCMC, and is responsible for finding ways to save money and improve efficiencies in the sustainment of aircraft and other weapon systems throughout the Air Force fleet. RSO focus areas include robotics and automation, advanced manufacturing and condition-based maintenance plus.

Lt. Gen. McMurry entered the Air Force in 1984 through the University of Texas ROTC program. He has served in a variety of engineering, program management, staff and command positions within Air Training Command, Air Combat Command, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Space Command and the Missile Defense Agency. He commanded the 508th Aircraft Sustainment Group, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah, where he was the F-16 System Program Manager. He directed the Airborne Laser System Program Office, organized under the Aeronautical Systems Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, supporting the Missile Defense Agency. He was the Director, Iraq Security Assistance Mission in Baghdad. He also served as Space Programs Director for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Arlington, Virginia; and Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California.

Prior to assuming his current position, Lt. Gen. McMurry was Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
From August 2018 to May 2019, Lt. Gen. McMurry served as the Interim Commander, Air Force Materiel Command.

EDUCATION
1984 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin
1990 Squadron Officer School, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1993 Master of Science, Control and Systems Engineering, University of West Florida, Pensacola
1997 Advanced Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1998 Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Graduated with Distinction, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2002 Master of Science, Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2005 Program Manager's Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2008 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2013 Air Force Smart Ops For The 21st Century, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2017 Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership

ASSIGNMENTS
1. February 1985–July 1986, Instructor, Mission Control Center Operations, 3423rd Technical Training Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
2. July 1986–January 1989, Undergraduate, Space Training Courseware Developer, 3301st Space Training Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
3. January 1989–January 1992, F-15 and F-16 Electronic Warfare Systems Engineer, U.S. Air Force Air Warfare Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.
4. January 1992–June 1993, Electronic Warfare Systems Test Engineer, U.S. Air Force Air Warfare Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.
5. June 1993–April 1995, Electronic Combat Program Element Monitor, Directorate of Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
6. April 1995–July 1997, Staff Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
7. July 1997–June 1998, Student, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
8. June 1998–June 1999, Chief, Space Based Infrared Systems High Mission Payload, SBIRS High Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
9. June 1999–June 2000, Chief, SBIRS High Business Operations and System Engineering, SBIRS High Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
10. June 2000–July 2001, Program Manager, SBIRS High Ground Segment, SBIRS High Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
11. July 2001–June 2002, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 2002–February 2003, Chief, Management Operations Division, Airborne Laser Systems Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
13. February 2003–April 2004, Director, Airborne Laser Block 2008 Development, Airborne Laser System Program Office, ASC, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
14. April 2004–April 2005, Director, Airborne Laser Test and Integration, Airborne Laser System Program Office, ASC, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
15. May 2005–July 2007, Commander, 508th Aircraft Sustainment Group, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah
16. July 2007–April 2008, Vice Commander, SBIRS Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
17. May 2008–March 2011, Commander, Airborne Laser Systems Program Office, ASC, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
18. March 2011–April 2012, Director, Iraq Security Assistance Mission, U.S. Forces-Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad
19. April 2012–May 2014, Director, Space Programs, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Arlington, Va.
20. May 2014–May 2016, Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
21. May 2016–May 2017, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
22. May 2017–September 2020, Commander, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
23. August 2018–May 2019, Interim Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
24. October 2018–September 2020, Program Executive Officer, Rapid Sustainment Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. March 2011–April 2012, Director, Iraq Security Assistance Mission, U.S. Forces-Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jan. 18, 1985
First Lieutenant Jan. 18, 1987
Captain Jan. 18, 1989
Major Sept. 1, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
Colonel May 16, 2005
Brigadier General Sept. 2, 2010
Major General Jan. 31, 2014
Lieutenant General May 2, 2017

(Current as of November 2020)

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