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This page highlights the biographies of the current leadership at Nellis Air Force Base. For Air Combat Command's biographies, please visit ACC's Biographies page. For biographies of Air Force leaders, current and retired, military and civilian, please visit the Biographies page of Air Force Link, the official Web site of the U.S. Air Force.

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Official photo of Maj. Gen. VanHerck MAJOR GENERAL GLEN D. VANHERCK

Maj. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck is Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAFWC's mission is developing innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic, and relevant Air Force and joint testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. The center
3/22
2016
COLONEL DAVID G. AVILA official photo COLONEL DAVID G. AVILA

Colonel David G. Avila is the commander of the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. He oversees 2.9 million acres of ranges and 12,000 square miles of airspace that make up the NTTR complex. He is responsible for the planning and oversight of the United States' largest and most sophisticated instrumented battle space for
7/15
2016
Chief Master Sergeant Shawn L. Drinkard is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 57th Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.  He is responsible for the wing’s combat readiness and serves as the principle advisor to the commander and senior staff members on all issues affecting the utilization, training, development, discipline, and welfare of 2,500 enlisted Airmen. CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT SHAWN L. DRINKARD

Chief Master Sergeant Shawn L. Drinkard is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 57th Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. He is responsible for the wing’s combat readiness and serves as the principle advisor to the commander and senior staff members on all issues affecting the utilization, training, development, discipline, and welfare of 2,500 enlisted Airmen.
4/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo YVONNE M. GRESNICK

Yvonne Gresnick is the Vice Director, Nevada Test and Training Range Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Ms. Gresnick is responsible for the organizations that develop, operate and maintain the NTTR, which is comprised of 2.9 million acres, 12,000 square miles of air space, and 1,400 targets supporting advanced composite force training, tactics development
6/20
2006
Hinds_Jason COLONEL JASON T. HINDS

Colonel Jason Hinds is the 57th Wing Vice Commander, Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada. He is responsible for 34 squadrons at 13 installations comprising the Air Force's most diverse flying wing which operates more than 130 of the following aircraft: A-10, F-15C/D, F-15E, F-16C/CG/CJ, F-22A and HH-60G. The wing also utilizes E-3, RC-135, E-8, B-1, B-2, B-52, MQ-1, MQ-9, AC-130U and MC-130P aircraft at 12 stateside bases to support the U.S. Air Force Weapons School syllabus.
5/11
2016
BRIGADIER GENERAL JEANNIE M. LEAVITT BRIGADIER GENERAL JEANNIE M. LEAVITT

Brigadier General Jeannie M. Leavitt is the 57th Wing Commander, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. She is responsible for 34 squadrons at 13 installations constituting the Air Force's most diverse flying wing. The wing flies and maintains more than 130 aircraft of the following types: A-10, F-15C/D, F-15E, F-16C/CG/CJ, F-22A, F-35A and HH-60G. The
4/15
2016
Official Photo CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT KENNETH L. LINDSEY

Chief Master Sergeant Kenneth L. Lindsey is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAFWC's mission is to develop innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic, and relevant Air Force and joint testing, tactics development, and advanced training
8/14
2014
Official Photo Colonel Paul J. Murray

Colonel Paul J. Murray is the Commander, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and Installation Commander for Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base and the 2.9 million-acre Nevada Test and Training Range.  He is responsible for 3 Groups and 15 Squadrons providing installation support for operational testing, tactics development,
7/18
2016
Official photo of CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT MICHELLE R. THORSTEINSON-RICHARDS Chief Master Sergeant Michelle R. Thorsteinson-Richards

Chief Master Sergeant Michelle R. Thorsteinson-Richards is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force, Nevada.  She is responsible to the commander on a wide range of issues including the health, morale, welfare, professional development and discipline of more than 7,000 installation enlisted personnel. The wing is
5/09
2016
Official Photo BRIGADIER GENERAL PAUL A. WELCH

Brig. Gen. Paul A. Welch is Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The USAFWC's mission is developing innovative leaders and full spectrum capabilities through responsive, realistic, and relevant Air Force and joint testing, tactics development, and advanced training across all levels of war. The center
2/24
2016
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