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Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force
Gen Larry O. Spencer VCSAF.jpg
Appointed by The President
Incumbent General Larry O. Spencer

The Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force (VCSAF) is the second highest-ranking military officer in the United States Air Force. In the event that the Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) is absent or is unable to perform his duties, the VCSAF assumes the duties and responsibilities of the CSAF. The VCSAF may also perform other duties that the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), the Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) or the CSAF assigns to him. The VCSAF is appointed by the President of the United States and must be confirmed via majority vote by the Senate.[1] By statute, the VCSAF is appointed as a four-star general.

The current Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force is General Larry O. Spencer.

List of Vice Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force (1947–)Edit

Vice Chiefs of Staff
Number Name Portrait Tenure
1 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Hoyt S Vandenberg 1947–1948
2 Muir S. Fairchild Muir S Fairchild 1948–1950
3 Nathan F. Twining Nathan Twining photo portrait head and shoulders 1950–1953
4 Thomas D. White Gen Thomas Dresser White 1953–1957
5 Curtis E. LeMay Curtis LeMay (USAF) 1957–1961
6 Frederic H. Smith, Jr. GEN Smith, Frederic Harrison, Jr (VCSAF) 1961–1962
7 William F. McKee General William F McKee, USAF 1962–1964
8 John P. McConnell John P. McConnell 1964–1965
9 William H. Blanchard William H Blanchard 1965–1966
10 Bruce K. Holloway Bruce K Holloway 1966–1968
11 John D. Ryan GEN Ryan, John Dale (2) 1968–1969
12 John C. Meyer JohnCMeyer 1969–1972
13 Horace M. Wade Horace M. Wade 1972–1973
14 Richard H. Ellis Richard H Ellis 1973–1975
15 William V. McBride William V. McBride 1975–1978
16 Lew Allen, Jr. General Lew Allen, official military photo 1978
17 James A. Hill James A Hill 1978–1980
18 Robert C. Mathis Robert C Mathis 1980–1982
19 Jerome F. O'Malley Jerome F OMalley 1982–1983
20 Lawrence A. Skantze Lawrence A Skantze 1983–1984
21 Larry D. Welch Larry D. Welch 1984–1985
22 John L. Piotrowski John L Piotrowski 1985–1987
23 Monroe W. Hatch, Jr. Monroe W Hatch Jr 1987–1990
24 John M. Loh Gen John Michael Loh 1990–1991
25 Michael P.C. Carns GEN Carns Michael Patrick Chamberlain 1991–1994
26 Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Thomas S Moorman Jr 1994–1997
27 Ralph Eberhart Eberhart re 1997–1999
28 Lester L. Lyles Lester L Lyles 1999–2000
29 John W. Handy John w handy 2000–2001
30 Robert H. Foglesong Robert Foglesong 2001–2003
31 T. Michael Moseley T Michael Moseley 2003–2005
32 John D.W. Corley General John Corley, official Air Force photo 2005–2007
33 Duncan J. McNabb Mcnabb dj4 September 2007 - September 5, 2008
34 William M. Fraser III General William M. Fraser III October 9, 2008 - August 27, 2009
35 Carrol H. Chandler Gen Carrol H. Chandler August 27, 2009 - January 14, 2011
36 Philip M. Breedlove Gen Philip M. Breedlove January 14, 2011 - July 27, 2012
37 Larry O. Spencer Gen Larry O. Spencer VCSAF July 27, 2012 - incumbent

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