Major General Robin Rand received Senate confirmation November 14th to be the Commander, 12th Air Force, at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ. The posting also comes with a promotion to the grade of Lieutenant General. General Rand was the 56th Fighter Wing Commander from June ’04 – June ’06 and was a staunch supporter of Fighter Country Partnership throughout his tenure at Luke AFB. His personal relationships with local civic leaders spearheaded rapid growth and acceptance of Fighter Country Partnership as a powerful lobby for the Airmen of Luke AFB, as well as spearheading the drive for future basing of the F-35 Lightning II at Luke.
General Rand and his lovely wife, Kim, were always present at FCP events and cultivated a culture of ‘unity of purpose’ among all of our members. For the past year, he has been the Special Assistant to the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, General Phil Breedlove – his predecessor as Luke 1! We would like to wish General and Mrs. Rand the absolute best in their new assignment and hopefully will see more of them in the near future.