Webster University alumnus Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has been sworn in as the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Air Force.
As the new Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C., Gen. Welsh is the senior uniformed Air Force officer. In his command duties, he will oversee the organization, training and equipping of 690,000 active-duty members of the Air Force, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces who serve in the U.S. and overseas.
Welsh and chiefs of the other four branches of the military also serve as military advisers to the President, the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council.
Prior to his swearing in ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C., Welsh was Commander, U.S. Forces in Europe.
Welsh graduated from Webster University in 1987 with an M.S. in computer resource management. For more information on his impressive background, see his official military bio.
Webster University and the U.S. Department of Defense have worked together for nearly 40 years to provide high-quality and cost-effective graduate programs at military installations and other locations throughout the country. Webster’s distinguished alumni base of more than 155,000 includes several generals at the Pentagon and Joint Chiefs of Staff and thousands of military personnel as well as retired military.