Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. BARRIE BARBER/STAFF

Wright-Patt command could use thousands more workers, general says

The top leader at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center headquartered at Wright-Patterson says the sprawling global command could use 4,000 to 8,000 employees based on studies showing a need for a larger workforce.

Lt. Gen. Robert D. McMurry, who became commander of AFLCMC in May, said in an exclusive interview with this media outlet the center was managing spending levels 35 percent higher than the mid-1990s with about half the workforce because of cuts to both civilian and military ranks.

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“Given the force that we have, which is as small as it’s ever been and the responsibility that we have, which is in dollars significantly larger than it has ever been in the last 20 years, we have to do our job extremely well,” the three-star general said.

For more on the interview, go here.

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