General Mike Minihan, Commander, USAF Air Mobility Command

General Mike Minihan 

Commander, USAF Air Mobility Command 

Michael A. Miniham was born in 1967. He earned an undergraduate degree from Auburn University where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He has achieved other educational recognition through courses offered by the Air Force, including an M.B.A. from Touro University in Vallejo, California. He began his military career as a Lockheed C-130 Hercules pilot. 

Minihan has held multiple key roles in the Pacific, including serving as the deputy commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. He also served as its chief of staff. 

Minihan was confirmed as commander of the Air Mobility Command out of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois in July 2021. 

He is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flight hours. 

In the News…

General Mike Minihan, Air Mobility Commander, participated in a panel on “Rising Intensity of Competition and Conflict” at the Air and Space Forces Association Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colorado. The general focused on the command’s advancements in strategic competition and addressing rising global tensions.  

General Minihan said, “I want to get 25 percent of my fleet connected by 2025. Connectivity and joining the [Department of the Air Force] Battle Network allows us to maneuver the exquisite joint, coalition capabilities into the position of advantage so that they can be successful. This is not about the [Mobility Air Forces’] survival, it is about everyone’s survival and ability to win.”

 He added, “The reality is everybody else’s success – the Air Force, the joint force, the multiple combatant commands – is dependent on us being able to put them in position to be successful, and we take this charge very seriously. … It takes all of us to get the mission done.”


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