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Air Force Times: Frank Gorenc to Step Down as USAFE Commander

Gen. Frank Gorenc
Frank Gorenc

Gen. Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, will retire from his current role by September, Air Force Times reported Sunday.

Oriana Pawlyk writes that the service branch has not yet named a successor to the 37-year Air Force veteran.

Gorenc has held several roles with the Air Combat Command, Air Staff, Joint Staff and U.S. European Command throughout his career.

He has also worked to establish the U.S. as a rapid response force in Europe and Africa, the report said.

Gorenc also currently serves as commander of Allied Air Command at Ramstein Air Base in Germany and director of the Joint Air Power Competence Center in Kalkar, Germany.

He has recorded more than 4,500 flight hours and has received various service awards and recognition including the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Airman’s Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal and Joint Service Commendation Medal.

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