General Arthur J. Lichte retired as the Commander of Air Mobility Command on January 1, 2010. In that position he was responsible for all the Airlift, Air Refueling, and AeroMedical Evacuations forces for the Air Force….some 130,000 Total Force Airmen. He was a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours in various aircraft, including the C-17, C-5A/M, C-20, C-21, C-32, C-37, C-130, EC/RC-121, KC-10, KC-135, VC-25A, VC-137 and UH-1N.
In addition to his command experience, General Lichte has held headquarters-level assignments at Strategic Air Command, Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Transportation Command and served as Vice Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Airbus Group, Air Transport Services Group, and the Chairman of the Board of the Airlift Tanker Association. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is a successful business consultant.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College in New York City and a Master’s degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He is a Graduate of the Program for Senior Officials in National Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., and has completed Revolutions in Business Affairs at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.