Air Force Historical Foundation
Leadership Throughout the Years

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

PRESIDENTS
  • Gen. Carl A. Spaatz (1953)
  • Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg (1953-1954)
  • Maj. Gen. Benjamin D. Foulois (1954-1965)
  • Gen. Curtis E. LeMay (1965-1967)
  • Gen. Bernard A. Schriever (1967-1970)
  • Maj. Gen. Ramsay D. Potts (1970-1974)
  • Lt. Gen. John B. McPherson (1974-1983)
  • Brig. Gen. Brian S. Gunderson (1983-1987)
  • Gen. Bryce Poe II (1987-1996)
  • Gen. William Y. Smith (1996-2003)
  • Lt. Gen. Michael A. Nelson (2003-2009)
  • Maj. Gen. Dale W. Meyerrose (2009-2017)
  • Lt. Gen. Christopher D. Miller (2017-2021)
  • Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, President (2021-Present)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
  • Brig. Gen. Hume Peabody (1953-1955)
  • Maj. Gen. Orvil A. Anderson (1955-1964)
  • Maj. Gen. Dale O. Smith (1964-1966)
  • Brig. Gen. Monro MacCloskey (1966-1974)
  • Col. William C. Moore (1974-1976)
  • Col. James L. Cannell (1976-1981)
  • Col. Louis H. Cummings (1981-1997)
  • Lt. Col. Maynard Y. Binge (1997-2000)
  • Col. Joseph A. Marston (2000-2004)
  • Col. George K. Williams (2004-2006)
  • Col. Charles Thomas Bradley (2006-2010)
  • Lt. Col. James A. Vertenten (2010-Present)
HEADQUARTERS
  • 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 Air Force Base, Maryland