Today, President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Gen. David Allvin to serve as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.
Gen. David Allvin, nominee for U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff
Gen. David W. Allvin currently serves as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, assisting the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff with organizing, training and equipping 689,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas.
Gen. Allvin has commanded at the squadron and wing levels, including the 97th Air Mobility Wing. He has also served as Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command – Afghanistan; Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing – Afghanistan; Commander, 618th Air and Space Operations Center; Director, Strategy, Concepts and Assessments; Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force; and as Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy, Headquarters U.S. European Command. Prior to his current assignment, he was Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy, J-5, Joint Staff.
He is a command pilot with more than 4,600 hours, including 800 flight test hours in more than 30 aircraft and 100 combat hours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1986.