Air Force announces new AFMC vice commander

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force officials announced on April 16 the assignment of Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry as vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command. 

He is currently the director of logistics at Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Officials also announced the retirement of current vice commander Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker.

As AFMC vice commander, Berry will be responsible for providing acquisition management services and logistics support required to develop, procure and sustain a variety of Air Force weapon systems. The command conducts research, development, test and evaluation of warfighter technology.

Berry entered the Air Force in 1988 as a distinguished graduate from the ROTC program at the University of Notre Dame. He entered active duty as an acquisition officer before cross-training into aircraft maintenance in 1992. He served as an Air Staff logistics programmer; commanded the 435th Mission Support Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and the 78th Air Base Wing at Robins AFB, Ga.; and served as the assistant deputy director for Western Hemisphere Political-Military Affairs on the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. 

Prior to his current assignment, Berry was the director of logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base.

Baker will retire after 36 years of service. He entered the Air Force in 1979 as an enlisted member and was commissioned in 1985 through Officer Training School after graduation from Southern Illinois University. Prior to his role as AFMC vice commander, he served as the command’s director of logistics.

No dates have been announced for the pending moves.