Loren M. Reno

Former HQ USAF Deputy Chief of Staff, Lt Gen (Ret).

Lt Gen Reno (Ret.) was deputy chief of staff for logistics, installations and mission support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., from 2009 to 2012. He was responsible to the chief of staff for leadership, management, and integration of Air Force logistics readiness, aircraft and missile maintenance, civil engineering, and security forces, as well as setting policy and preparing budget estimates that reflected enhancements to productivity, combat readiness and quality of life for Air Force people.

Lt Gen Reno received his commission in 1974 as a graduate of the Officer Training School. He also graduated from undergraduate navigator training in 1974. He has had assignments in flying operations, training, and logistics. His staff tours include duty at Headquarters Military Airlift and Air Mobility Commands, the Air Staff, the Secretary of the Air Force Office Legislative Liaison, and the Defense Logistics Agency. Lt Gen Reno has commanded two aircraft maintenance squadrons, a technical training group, and the Defense Fuel Supply and Defense Energy Support centers. He flew four missions into Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1975, and later led air mobility logistics support for operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. He has served as Vice Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA. Prior to his terminal assignment, General Reno commanded the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, OK.

Loren earned his bachelor’s degree in comprehensive science from Cedarville University (OH) and his master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.

Since retiring from the USAF in 2012, Loren has served at Cedarville University as a professor of management and as the inaugural dean of the school of business administration, then as the Vice President for academics, and now as senior advisor in the office of the president. His wife, Karen, and he live in Xenia, OH.

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