General Arthur J. Lichte

General Arthur J. Lichte General
United States Air Force, Retired

Arthur J. Lichte

General Arthur J. Lichte

General Arthur Lichte was elected to the Board of Trustees for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in March 2012. He currently serves as a member of the Audit and Flight Safety and Education committees.

Before his retirement in 2010, General Lichte was commander of Air Mobility Command (AMC) at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Composed of active-duty military, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilians, AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces, including airlift, aerial refueling, special air mission and aeromedical evacuation. The command also handles humanitarian support at home and around the world.

During his Air Force career, General Lichte held command positions at squadron, group and wing levels. As a command pilot, he racked up more than 5,000 flying hours in 12 types of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. In addition to his command experience, he also held headquarters-level assignments at Strategic Air Command, Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Transportation Command.

Before his assignment as AMC commander, Lichte was assistant vice chief of staff and director of Air Force Staff at U.S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In that role, he was responsible for Air Staff organization and administration, was deputy chairman of the Air Force Council and was the Air Force accreditation official for the Corps of Air Attachés.

His major awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters and France’s National Order of Merit.

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