Air Mobility Command.Gen John W. Handy General John W. Handy was Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, and Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois from October 2001 until September 2005. General Handy retired effective October 1, 2005. , USAF
Commander, Air Mobility Command
Lt Gen John R. Baker, USAF, Vice Commander
Lt Gen William Welser, III, USAF, Commander 18th Air Force
Maj Gen Mark A. Volcheff, USAF, Director of Operations
Maj Gen Christopher A. Kelly, USAF, Commander
Air Mobility Warfare Center
Brig Gen Kurt A. Cichowski, USAF, Commander
21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force
Brig Gen Richard E. Perraut, USAF, Commander
15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force
Brig Gen Paul J. Selva, USAF, Commander
Tanker Airlift Control Center The Air Mobility Command direct reporting unit responsible for tasking and controlling operational missions for all activities involving forces supporting US Transportation Command's global air mobility mission.
AMC's primary mission is rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces. The command also plays a crucial role in Homeland Defense operations and providing humanitarian support at home and around the world. AMC (Advanced Mezzanine Card) See AdvancedTCA. men and women provide airlift and aerial refueling for all of America's armed forces. Many special duty and operational support aircraft and aeromedical evacuation missions are also assigned to AMC.
Airlift aircraft provide the capability to deploy our armed forces anywhere in the world and help sustain them in a conflict. Air refueling aircraft increase range, payloads and flexibility. Because Air Force tankers can also refuel re·fu·el
v. re·fu·eled also re·fu·elled, re·fu·el·ing also re·fu·el·ling, re·fu·els also re·fu·els
To supply again with fuel.
v.intr. Navy, Marine and many allied aircraft, they leverage all service capabilities on land, sea and in the air. Refuelers also have an inherent cargo-carrying capability.
AMC has been called upon by the National Command Authorities The President and the Secretary of Defense or their duly deputized alternates or successors. Also called NCA. to support major contingencies and humanitarian operations around the world. At home, the command has provided air refueling support to fighters protecting our cities, and airlift for other Homeland Defense operations. In addition, AMC has aided disaster victims from New York to California.
As the Air Force transitions to an expeditionary mindset, AMC will continue to play a crucial role under the Expeditionary Aerospace Force as both a force enabler and force provider.
The driving force is the expanding need for centralized command and control of a highly expeditionary force. The reactivation reactivation
to become active after a period of quiescence or, as in bacterial and viral infections, latency.
cross reactivation of the 18th AF and the creation of the Expeditionary Mobility Task Forces (EMTF EMTF Expeditionary Mobility Task Force ) are the fulfillment of a vision that began with the creation of AMC. Under the new structure there is a cleaner reporting chain that puts the 18th AF in operational control of the Tanker Airlift Control Center (TACC TACC Total Allowable Commercial Catch (fisheries management)
TACC Tanker/Airlift Control Center
TACC Texas Association of Community Colleges (Austin, Texas)
TACC Tracking and Control Center ), two EMTFs and their subordinate air mobility operations groups, 12 wings, three groups and the global en route air mobility system. The 18th AF is responsible for the presentation of forces to the warfighters. The realignment also makes clear the delineation of mission execution through the 18th AF, responsible for war fighting and mission execution, and the AMC staff which is responsible for the functions of organizing, training and equipping mobility forces, as well as creating policy for the command.
The new organization will help refocus the command on the expeditionary nature of the Air Force mission by creating standing mobility task forces that can pare and tailor their resources to better support combatant commanders during contingencies and for humanitarian relief during civil disasters. The EMTF commanders will play a vital role as deployable Directors of Mobility Forces during contingency operations. As the DIRMOBFOR DIRMOBFOR Director of Mobility Forces , the EMTF commander serves as the designated agent for all air mobility issues in the Area of Responsibility or Joint Operations Area An area of land, sea, and airspace, defined by a geographic combatant commander or subordinate unified commander, in which a joint force commander (normally a joint task force commander) conducts military operations to accomplish a specific mission. , and for other duties as directed. They also exercise coordinating authority between the theater command and control nodes, the TACC, and DoD's Joint Movement Center The center established to coordinate the employment of all means of transportation (including that provided by allies or host nations) to support the concept of operations. This coordination is accomplished through establishment of transportation policies within the assigned operational in order to expedite the resolution of air mobility issues.