WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force announced Nov. 17 the nomination of Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch for re-assignment from Air Force Materiel Command vice commander to director of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va. He will be replaced by Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker, Sr., currently director of logistics at Headquarters AFMC.
If confirmed for the position by the Senate, as director of DLA, Busch will be responsible for providing the armed services and other federal agencies with a variety of logistics, acquisition and technical services in peace and war. These services include logistics information, materiel management, procurement, warehousing and distribution of spare parts, food, clothing, medical supplies and fuel, reutilization of surplus military materiel and document automation and production.
Busch has served in a variety of aircraft maintenance roles and commanded three maintenance squadrons and a maintenance wing. He also has experience in supply, transportation and acquisition issues at the wholesale logistics level. His previous assignments include commander of what was then the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB, Utah, and commander of Defense Supply Center Richmond, a field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency, in Richmond, Va. He is Level III certified in life cycle logistics and Level II certified in program management. He is a designated Joint Qualified Officer.
The general earned his commission in 1979 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
As AFMC vice commander, Baker 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.
Baker’s previous assignments include commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB; commander of the Air Force Global Logistics Support Center at Scott AFB, Ill.; director of logistics at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; chief of the Materiel Management Flight, 8th Supply Squadron at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea; and headquarters staff positions, including chief of Supply Policy and Procedures at Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
Baker 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.
No dates have been announced for the pending moves.