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New Chief of the Air Staff takes up his duties
New Chief of the Air Staff takes up his duties

| Bastien Carris | Source : Air&Cosmos 237 mots

New Chief of the Air Staff takes up his duties

A fighter pilot at the helm of the Air Force and Space.

General Stéphane Mille

Air Force General Stéphane Mille will take up his duties as Chief of Staff of the French Air Force on 10 September during a ceremony at Villacoublay air base. A fighter pilot by training, he served at the Reims, Orange and Cambrai air bases from 1990 to 2000, and took part in operations "Epervier", Crécerelle, Alysse and Trident.

 

Curriculum

After training at the Ecole de Guerre (2000-2001), he was in charge of the Air Force pilot school (2001-2004) before "moving up". His passage to the finance division is followed by a new training, at the IHEDN (2009-2010) then an assignment to the Armed Forces Staff, in the "Studies, Synthesis and General Management" department. After having commanded, from 2012 to 2014, the 110 air base of Creil, he became Chief of Staff of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force (2014-2016). He was reunited with André Lanata, then Chief of Staff of the French Air Force (2015-2018), who as a fighter pilot also took part in operations Crécerelle and Trident.

 

Commands

From June 2016 to June 2017, he became deputy "operations" of the Barkhane Force, commanded for almost the same period (August 2016-July 2017) by General François-Xavier Le Pelletier de Woillemont. From July 2017, he was assigned as deputy to the Planning and Conduct of Operations Centre (CPCO) of the Armed Forces Staff, then as head of the CPCO from August 2018. 

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