“Tinker Air Force Base and the OKC Partnership?
Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II is the Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. As the AFSC Commander, he leads nearly 43,000 Total Force Airmen to deliver combat effects for the immediate and long-term requirements of component and combatant commanders in every area of responsibility. Serving as the Logistics Numbered Air Force, AFSC is the supporting command for the readiness of Logistics and Sustainment activities around the world. The Center comprises three Air Logistics Complexes, three Air Base Wings, two Supply Chain Wings, and 21 CONUS and OCONUS geographically separated operating locations. The AFSC has $16 billion in execution authority and $26 billion in assets providing logistics operations, supply chain management, supply chain operations, depot maintenance and modifications, as well as sustainment for the nuclear enterprise, joint and interagency operations and foreign military sales partners.
General Levy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He entered the Air Force in 1985 as a Louisiana State University graduate. General Levy has had numerous operational, command, and staff assignments leading logistics, civil engineering and nuclear operations. Prior to his current position, he was Vice Director for Logistics, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
Chair of the Day
Donald J. Wetekam is Vice President, Government & Defense Business Development of AAR CORP. In this role he is responsible for strengthening AAR’s presence in government and defense markets as well as managing legislative engagement activities.
Mr. Wetekam joined AAR in 2007 and led the company’s MRO operations encompassing four aircraft maintenance centers and a landing gear overhaul center that provides quality service for leading domestic and international airlines as well the U.S. military. He assumed his current role in June 2010.
Prior to joining AAR, Mr. Wetekam served 34 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant General after his final assignment as Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics in Washington, DC. Prior to that he commanded the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia and held several key leadership positions in aircraft maintenance and supply chain management.
He holds a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master of engineering administration from the University of Utah, and a master of national resource management from the National Defense University. Mr. Wetekam serves as a member of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority, a Senior Fellow Emeritus with the Institute for Defense and Business in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Chairman of the National Board of Advisors for the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins Georgia, the nation’s fourth largest aviation museum.