Oct 10 2013
Major General James Vechery is a loving husband and a devoted father of three who serves in the United States Air Force. Born and raised in Maryland. Jim attended the University of Maryland where he graduated and was commissioned in the Air Force in 1988. A pilot by trade, Jim, known to many as “Vech”, has a background as a T-37 Instructor Pilot at Undergraduate Pilot Training, and also flew the C-5 Galaxy, KC-135 Stratotanker, and C-37. Major General Vechery commanded the 912th Air Refueling Squadron at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota; 22d Air Refueling Wing at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas, and the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, California. He currently serves as the Director for Logistics, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. He is the principal logistics adviser to the Commander, U.S. Africa Command, and is responsible for executing all DOD logistics activities in the 53-country U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility, with a particular focus on deployment, distribution, supply, medical, contracting, and engineering.