HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Brig. Gen. Richard Gibbs became the new Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander at Hill during a change of command ceremony July 15.
In his welcome speech, Gibbs said he’s “thrilled” to be at the ALC and “grateful for the opportunity to command such an amazing group of people.”
“The more I learn about our various operations, the more excited I get to be here to be a part of what you all have done so successfully,” Gibbs said. “I have a strong appreciation for the work that goes on here and for the people who accomplish the work. I look forward to the challenges and the opportunities that are coming our way.”
As commander of the Ogden ALC, Gibbs will lead a team of approximately 8,500 personnel who perform depot repair, overhaul, and modification of the A-10, C-130, F-16, F-22, F-35 and T-38 aircraft, the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile system, and a wide range of commodities, including landing gear, wheels and brakes, rocket motors, air munitions and guided bombs, photonics equipment, training devices, software, electronics, avionics, instruments, hydraulics, power systems and other aerospace components.
Gibbs is coming to Hill from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, where he served as director of logistics, engineering and force protection for Air Mobility Command. He was responsible for policy, guidance, training and resources in support of more than 49,000 total-force logistics, civil engineering and force protection personnel.
Presiding over the ceremony was Lt. Gen. Donald Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander. Kirkland said Gibbs is a very effective team builder and his skills and experience will benefit him as he commands the ALC.
“With his previous experience, he brings a broad leadership perspective to this new position,” Kirkland said. “I look forward to watching the complex thrive under his leadership.”
The installation bid farewell to former ALC commander Maj. Gen. McCauley von Hoffman, who is going to HQ Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to be the director of logistics, civil engineering, force protection and nuclear integration.