Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series: Air Force Gen. Darren McDew
Gen. Darren W. McDew, will speak to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. His talk is open to the public, and general seating is available in the back half of the auditorium.
McDew served as commander of U.S. Transportation Command from August 2015 to August 2018. Based at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, U.S. Transportation Command is the single manager for global air, land, and sea transportation for the Department of Defense.
McDew graduated from Virginia Military Institute and was commissioned in 1982. He began his flying career at Loring Air Force Base, Maine, and 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 director of Air Force Public Affairs.
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 at Scott Air Force Base, and he 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, McDew was the commander of Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base.