Air University welcomes Lt. Gen. Hecker as commander, president

Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, Air Education and Training Command commander, presided over the ceremony and emphasized the importance of the AU mission to the Air Force to develop leaders, enrich minds, advance airpower, build relationships and inspire service.

Lt. Gen. James B. Hecker, Air University commander and president, addresses a crowd during an assumption of command ceremony Nov. 22, 2019, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. As the new AU commander and president, Hecker will be responsible for leading the intellectual and leadership center of the U.S. Air Force, graduating more than 50,000 resident and 120,000 non-resident officers, enlisted and civilian personnel each year.

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