Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force


Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

The Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force (VCSAF) is the second highest ranking officer in the United States Air Force. In the event that the Chief of Staff (CSAF) is absent or is unable to perform his duties, the VCSAF assumes the duties and responsibilities of the CSAF. The VCSAF may also perform other duties that the CSAF assigns to him. The VCSAF is appointed by the President of the United States and must be confirmed via majority vote by the Senate. [cite web | title="10 USC 8034. Vice Chief of Staff" | url=http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode10/usc_sec_10_00008034----000-.html | accessdate= November 9 | accessyear= 2007 ] By statute, the VCSAF is appointed as a four-star general.

The current Vice Chief of Staff is General William M. Fraser III.

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