|BRIGADIER GENERAL DENNIS K. HUMMEL
Retired Aug. 1, 1994. Died Jan. 10, 2000.
Brigadier General Dennis K. Hummel is the vice commander of
Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,
General Hummel was born in 1943, in Waverly, Iowa, and graduated from Charles City (Iowa)
Community High School in 1961. He earned a bachelor's degree in literature from Coe
College in 1965 and a master's in business administration degree from Auburn University in
1972. He completed Squadron Officer School in 1970, Armed Forces Staff College in 1977 and
Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1985.
After being commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, the general
entered the aircraft maintenance career field in March 1966. He was initially assigned to
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where he served as a flightline maintenance officer
with the 100th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing and maintenance supervisor with the 100th
Strategic Organizational Maintenance Squadron. In 1970 he was selected as aide-de-camp to
the commandant of the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
He reported to U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, in March 1973, where he was
officer in charge of the B-52 and KC-135 branches, and wing executive officer, 340th
Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Wing. After completing his overseas tour, he was
assigned as executive officer to the director of aircraft maintenance and staff officer,
Management Division, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
After graduating from the Armed Forces Staff College in January 1977, General Hummel moved
to the Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, where he held a variety of
jobs in contracting, supply, depot maintenance and materiel management. The general served
as commander, 20th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, and assistant deputy commander for
maintenance, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Station Upper Heyford, England,
from June 1979 until July 1982.
He was assigned as chief of the Strategic Plans Division, Headquarters Air Force Logistics
Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, until July 1984. Upon graduation from the
Industrial College of the Armed Forces, he became deputy commander for maintenance, 36th
Tactical Fighter Wing, Bitburg Air Base, West Germany.
In October 1986 he reported to Wueschheim Air Station, West Germany, where he was vice
commander, then commander of the 38th Tactical Missile Wing. In August 1988 he was
assigned as chief, Resources Management Division, Directorate of Materiel Management,
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. He also served as
director of plans and programs from August 1989 until May 1990. In June 1990 he became
assistant deputy chief of staff for Materiel Management, Air Force Logistics Command
headquarters. In August 1991 he was appointed vice commander, Headquarters Air Force
Materiel Command, Provisional, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He assumed his current
position in July 1992.
The general's military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star
Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and Air Force Commendation
Medal with oak leaf cluster.
He was promoted to brigadier general July 2,1992, with same date of rank.
(Current as of October 1992)