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Lt Gen Brian S. Robinson, USAF

Lt Gen Brian S. Robinson, USAF

Commander, Air Education and Training Command (AETC)

Lt Gen Brian S. Robinson is the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He is responsible for the recruitment, training and education of Air and Space Force personnel. His command includes Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered Air Forces and Air University. The command operates more than 1,400 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft, 24 wings and 11installations. It trains more than 293,000 students per year with approximately 60,000 active duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian, and contractor personnel.

Prior to assuming his current role, Lt. Gen. Robinson served as Deputy Commander, Air Mobility Command, where he was responsible for U.S. Transportation Command’s air component, executing the air mobility mission in support of the Joint Force, allies and partners with a fleet of nearly 1,100 aircraft.

Lt Gen Robinson has held staff assignments at Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force Staff, Air Mobility Command and the U.S. Air Forces Central 609th Combined Air Operations Center. He has commanded at the squadron, wing, operational and global 618th AOC levels.

Lt Gen Robinson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Philadelphia University in 1987. He received his commission from Air Force Officer Training School in 1987 and attended undergraduate pilot training, later serving as aT-38B first assignment instructor pilot before moving on to a series of operational assignments in the C-130 E/H/J and the C-17A, which represent the full range of tactical and strategic airlift and aerial delivery. Lt. Gen. Robinson is a weapons officer and command pilot with more than 4,400 hours in airlift and trainer aircraft.