By Staff Writer
Lt Gen Brian S. Robinson is the Deputy Commander of Air Mobility Command (AMC), Scott Air Force Base, IL. The command serves as the U.S. Transportation Command’s air component, executing the Air Mobility mission in support of the Joint Force, allies, and partners with a fleet of nearly 1,100 aircraft. The command encompasses 18th Air Force, the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, the 618th Air Operations Center, and 17 wings and two groups, which provide rapid global mobility from more than 100 locations worldwide. Nearly 107,000 active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Airmen, and civilians comprise the Air Mobility total force, providing command and control of inter-theater and intra-theater airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, global Air Mobility support, and presidential and senior leader air transport in support of national interests.
Prior to assuming his current role, Robinson served as the Director of Operations, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, where he was responsible for directing the all-domain command and control and deployment of forces and the distribution of supplies and equipment for humanitarian, peacetime, and wartime operations for the Department of Defense, including joint training and exercises.
Robinson has held staff assignments at Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force Staff, AMC, and the U.S. Air Forces Central 609th Air Operations Center (AOC). He has commanded at the squadron, wing, operational, and global 618 AOC levels.
Robinson is a native of Philadelphia, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Philadelphia University in 1987. He received his commission from Air Force Officer Training School in 1987 and attended undergraduate pilot training, later serving as a T-38B first assignment instructor pilot before moving on to a series of operational assignments in the C-130 E/H/J and the C-17A, which represent the full range of tactical and strategic airlift and aerial delivery. Robinson is a weapons officer and command pilot with more than 4,400 hours in airlift and trainer aircraft.