Former AFLCMC commander joins Beavercreek consulting company

Retired Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry, former commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in a 2017 file photo. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Retired Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry, former commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in a 2017 file photo. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Dayton Aerospace welcomes retired three-star general who oversaw $258 billion in Air Force assets.

Retired Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry Jr. has joined Dayton Aerospace Inc. as an executive vice president and board member.

He is a partner at the Beavercreek-based business management and technical services consulting firm, effective Jan. 1, the company said Tuesday.

McMurry retired as commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in May. In that role, he was responsible for the life cycle management of the Air Force’s $258 billion portfolio of aircraft, engines, munitions, electronic, computer, network, cyber and agile combat support systems.

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He also served as interim commander of Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) and program executive officer for the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO), both of which are based at Wright-Patterson.

Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry is awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during his retirement ceremony Sept. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)
Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry is awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during his retirement ceremony Sept. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Credit: Jim Varhegyi

Credit: Jim Varhegyi

The decision to join Dayton Aerospace was an easy one, McMurry said in a release. “I was drawn to Dayton Aerospace by the caliber of their team and the organization’s reputation for high quality, high value work. I am excited to be part of this team.”

“We are extremely pleased that Gen. McMurry has joined Dayton Aerospace,” said Chris Coombs, Dayton Aerospace president. “His leadership experience at AFMC, AFLCMC and AFRL (the Air Force Research Lab), as well as his unique expertise gained as the program executive officer of the USAF’s Rapid Sustainment Office and his extensive space and MDA (Missile Defense Agency) experience, will be invaluable to our government and industry customers as they navigate the Air Force’s new era of digital transformation.”

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“I’m looking forward to joining forces with Gen. McMurry to provide meaningful support to organizations within the US Air Force, US Space Force and throughout the DoD and defense industry,” said Dwyer Dennis, the firm’s executive vice president.

In addition to Coombs and Dennis, McMurry joins Tom Wells and David Waite on the Dayton Aerospace board of directors.

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