Command Change

By Courtney Albon / February 13, 2015 at 2:47 PM

The chief of Air Force Materiel Command Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger announced her retirement today at an Air Force Association conference in Orlando, FL.

Wolfenbarger confirmed her plans to retire while speaking as part of a panel of four-star Air Force generals. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the general will be replaced by Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the former head of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and currently the military deputy in the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition. Of note, Wolfenbarger served in Pawlikowski's position just before taking over the AFMC command post.

Wolfenbarger moved into her current position in June 2012, and her career includes lead positions on the F-22 fighter, B-2 bomber and C-17 airlifter programs.