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Frank Gorenc, '79

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Gen. Frank Gorenc was Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa, Commander, NATO Allied Air Command, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany. He is responsible for Air Force activities, conducted through 3rd Air Force, in an area of operations covering more than 19 million square miles. This area includes 104 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and the Arctic, Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and possesses more than a quarter of the world’s population and generates more than a quarter of the world's gross domestic product.

He has commanded a fighter squadron, an operations group, a wing, an expeditionary wing, the Air Force District Washington, and a component Numbered Air Force. General Gorenc has served in numerous positions at Air Combat Command, the Air Staff, the Joint Staff, and at US European Command/Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.