By Annabelle Knef
SCOTT AFB – U.S. Air Force General Maryanne Miller took command of the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base on Friday, having succeeded Air Force Gen. Carlton Everhart II.
“It is an honor and tremendous privilege to take the flag to lead Air Mobility Command,” Miller said.
Miller is a command pilot with more than 4,800 flying hours in numerous aircraft. She has commanded two wings and held staff leadership positions at the unit, air staff and joint staff levels.
Prior to Miller’s current assignment, she was the Chief of Air Force Reserve, and Commander of Air Force Reserve Command.
Miller said that Air Mobility is at the heart of our nation’s military response.
“Through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, mission support, and contingency response we ensure speed of delivery, create decision space for our senior leaders and communicate our resolve as a nation,” she said.
Miller said that mobility operations must move at the speed of war to ensure that we achieve all of our key objectives in a contested environment.
“This imperative is foundational to maintaining our competitive edge. As a total force, we will continue to improve our readiness posture and sharpen the edge of our rapid and resilient operations. And we actively stand watch in our role to support and sustain an effective nuclear response,” she said.
Miller said that there is a common bond which guides all individuals, Airmen and public servants – “the bond of our core values and the inspiration to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves.”
“As Airmen, we invest in serving this great nation and each other.”