12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
General Darren W. McDew
U.S. Transportation Command
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
The next 15 years will look different than the last 15 years. What will we do with that knowledge? In this talk, General Darren McDew discussed challenges and opportunities that are coming over the next decade-and-a-half. Will we build on the solid foundation of our relationships and get after the challenges of tomorrow today? Will we find ways to challenge our thinking and norms and identify the people, technology, and processes that will deliver success?
General McDew is focused on evolving the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) in ways that ensure it is able to answer the nation’s call today while preparing for the future.
USTRANSCOM is the single manager for global air, land, and sea transportation for the Department of Defense. The command’s government and commercial partners have delivered on behalf of the nation throughout its 30-year history, and it follows the motto: Together, We Deliver. A transportation community that works together will be able to advocate for tomorrow's capabilities, extend mission assurance in the cyber domain, and address fundamental changes happening in the U.S. workforce.
About the Speaker
General Darren W. McDew is the commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
General McDew was commissioned in 1982 following his graduation from Virginia Military Institute. He began his flying career at Loring Air Force Base, Maine. His staff assignments include serving as a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff Operations Group, Air Force aide to the President, chief of the Air Force Senate Liaison Division and the director of Air Force Public Affairs.
General McDew served as vice director for strategic plans and policy for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also served as the commander of 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, and commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels as well as at an Air Force direct reporting unit. He deployed in support of ongoing operations in Central and Southwest Asia as an air expeditionary group commander and later as the director of mobility forces.
Prior to his current assignment, General McDew was the commander of Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base.