General Larry O. Spencer USAF (Ret)

by LP Green, II
General Larry O. Spencer
General Larry O. Spencer USAF (Ret)
Air Force Association
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Larry O. Spencer is President of the Air Force Association. He retired from the United States Air Force as a four-star general in 2015, following 44 years of service.


Spencer enlisted in 1971, and rose to Vice Chief of Staff, the second highest-ranking military member in the Air Force. He also was the first Air Force officer to serve as the Assistant Chief of Staff in the White House Military Office. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and then Director of Mission Support as a major command, and he held positions within the Air Staff and Secretariat.


Spencer participated in contingency Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Desert Thunder, Desert Fox, Allied Force and Iraqi Freedom.


Spencer received the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Distinguished Medal and Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit. He has two named awards: The Air Force General Larry Spencer Innovation Award and the Air Force General Larry Spencer Special Acts and Services Award.

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