Retired General Ray Johns is a proven high-level leader in both the US military and commercial sector. Retiring as 4-star General, he then served as Co-CEO FlightSafety International, a commercial billion-dollar Berkshire Hathaway company.
General John’s last AF position was commander of the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC). He oversaw 1,300 aircraft and 135,000 personnel to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces. His responsibilities also included Presidential and nuclear airlift, air refueling, and aero-medical evacuation operations. Ray directed air logistical responses to the Libyan crisis, Haiti earthquake, Japanese tsunami, Iraq drawdown, and Afghan surge. He served as the Director of Mobility Forces for operations in Bosnia and was responsible for strategic airlift in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prior to AMC, Ray served at the US Air Force Headquarters in the Pentagon as Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs. He was honored to be chosen as a White House Fellow in 1991, where he was a senior staff member in the Office of National Service.
Ray is a highly experienced test pilot, having flown over 5,000 hours in more than 83 different aircraft. He was the chief test pilot and test program manager for the VC-25 Air Force One Replacement Program.