AMC Set to Greet New Commander This Fall

By Staff Writer

In July 2021, Lt Gen Mike Minihan was nominated and confirmed for promotion to general and assignment as the Commander of Air Mobility Command (AMC). He is set to succeed Gen Jacqueline Van Ovost, who has been nominated to serve as Commander of the United States Transportation Command.

Prior to assuming command of AMC, Minihan served as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. He directed and enabled activities and operations that supported the Combatant Commander’s priorities and promoted U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific region through peace, crisis, and war.

Minihan entered the Air Force in April 1990 after receiving his commission through the ROTC program at Auburn University, Alabama. He completed undergraduate pilot training in 1991 and served as an Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot and Evaluator Pilot in the C-130 Hercules. He has commanded in garrison, crisis, and combat and at the squadron, wing, and task-force levels. He also held staff assignments at Headquarters Air Force, U.S. Transportation Command and Pacific Air Forces. During his distinguished career, Minihan served as Chief of Staff for United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea, and then U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

Minihan is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours and qualifications in C-130 Hercules, KC-10 Extender and C-32 aircraft.