From the Top: 618th Air Operations Center Welcomes New Commander


Brig Gen Daniel A. DeVoe took command of the 618th Air Operations Center (AOC) from Brig Gen Jimmy R. Canlas during a change of command ceremony at Scott Air Force Base on June 12, 2020.

Gen Maryanne Miller, former Air Mobility Command (AMC) Commander, presided over the ceremony.

“At every turn, this team has pushed the mission and provided critical mobility solutions for a very unique time in our history,” said Miller. “There’s no doubt our AOC, our leadership and our teams within the AOC will be able to tackle whatever comes their way. They always do.”

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, DeVoe previously served as the Vice Commander of the 618 AOC. During his tenure, DeVoe oversaw implementation of the largest, full-scale organizational transformation in nearly 30 years to better ensure AMC is postured to meet the requirements of the National Defense Strategy.

“Dan, I have watched you learn, grow and lead in this very demanding environment. I have full confidence in your ability as the next leader of this organization,” Miller continued.

In this role, DeVoe will be responsible for enhancing the AOC’s ability to sustain the Joint Force, ensuring the mobility community is resourced and ready to better support the Air Force efforts of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to assume command of the 618 AOC,” said Devoe. “I know your capabilities and commitment. You will get the same from me.”

The 618 AOC is responsible for operational planning, tasking, executing, and assessing a fleet of approximately 1,100 aircraft in support of combat delivery and strategic airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical operations around the world.