New commander takes helm at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris

Will lead Wright-Patt-based center overseeing portfolio of $225 billion

Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris took command of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Thursday following a ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

In his new position, Morris will lead a center responsible for the total life cycle management for aircraft, engines, munitions, and electronic systems in the Air Force.

“To the men and women of the of Life Cycle Management Center, I could not be more thrilled to be back with you again. This has been home for us...We are thrilled to be back here,” Morris said during the ceremony about he and his wife returning to Wright-Patterson for the third time.

Morris succeeds Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry, who led AFLCMC since May 2017.

Morris previously led the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Strategic Systems at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

ExploreWright-Patterson welcomed a new commander June 13.

There, he was responsible for the life-cycle management of nuclear weapons systems supporting two legs of the nation’s nuclear triad, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, gravity bombs and nuclear command, control and communications systems, the Air Force said.

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A 1988 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, Morris has held several key acquisition and sustainment roles on Air Force space and weapons systems, staff positions on the Air and Joint Staffs and commander positions at the squadron, group, wing and center levels.

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Air Force officials announced in May that Maj. Gen. Shaun Morris had been nominated for promotion to lieutenant general and will become the commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Air Force photo

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Air Force officials announced in May that Maj. Gen. Shaun Morris had been nominated for promotion to lieutenant general and will become the commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Air Force photo

Credit: KAFB Photo Studio

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Air Force officials announced in May that Maj. Gen. Shaun Morris had been nominated for promotion to lieutenant general and will become the commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Air Force photo

Credit: KAFB Photo Studio

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”I’m humbled to be considered for this opportunity,” Morris said in May. “Over the course of my career, I’ve had several opportunities to be part of the great team at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. I’m honored to rejoin this fantastic organization with its long history of developing, fielding, modernizing and sustaining the world’s greatest Air Force, as well as forging critical relationships with our allies and partners.”

In a final message to his team, McMurry, a three-star general, called his stewardship of the center, which manages a $225 billion portfolio, “a great ride.”

The center procures and sustains Air Force aircraft. It has updated its hiring process and become “more responsive” to program offices, McMurry said.

“The sense for urgency and the need for speed has really taken hold,” he said in a video. “I think those are great things. We’ll have more changes coming. Strap in and enjoy the ride.”

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