Leadership Chronology

The listing below provides an overview and history of the Air Force Historical Foundation’s leadership since the organization’s establishment in 1953, as well as its bases of operation over the years.

Presidents

  • General Carl A. Spaatz (1953)
  • General Hoyt Vandenberg (1953-1954)
  • Maj General Benjamin D. Foulois (1954-1965)
  • General Curtis E. LeMay (1965-1967)
  • General Bernard A. Schriever (1967-1970)
  • Maj General Ramsay D. Potts (1970-1974)
  • Lt General John B. McPherson (1974-1983)
  • Brig General Brian S. Gunderson (1983-1987)
  • General Bryce Poe II (1987-1996)
  • General William Y. Smith (1996-2003)
  • Lt General Michael A. Nelson (2003-2009)
  • Maj General Dale W. Meyerrose (2009-2017)
  • Lt General Christopher D. Miller (2017-Present)

Locations

1953 – 1965  Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

1965 – 1970  Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.

1970 – 1974  Washington, D.C

1974 – 1982  Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.

1982 – Present  Andrews AFB, Maryland

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Executive Directors

  • Brig Gen Hume Peabody, (1953-1955)
  • Maj. General Orvil A. Anderson (1955-1964)
  • Maj. General Dale O. Smith (1964-1966)
  • Brig. General Monro MacCloskey (1966-1974)
  • Colonel William C. Moore (1974-1976)
  • Colonel James L. Cannell (1976-1981)
  • Colonel Louis H. Cummings (1981-1997) *
  • Lt. Colonel Maynard Y. Binge (1997-2000)
  • Colonel Joseph A. Marston (2000-2004)
  • Colonel George K. Williams (2004-2006)
  • Colonel Charles Thomas Bradley (2006-2010)
  • Lt. Col James A. Vertenten (2010-present)

* First paid Executive Director