Aerospace Nation: Gen Kenneth S. Wilsbach

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to enjoy our Aerospace Nation with Gen Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Commander, Air Combat Command.

Whether discussing missions like air superiority, air battle management, electromagnetic spectrum operations, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or combat search and rescue—the airmen of ACC execute missions that are foundational to modern warfare. Ask any combatant commander and they want more ACC airpower. However, years of budget pressures and non-stop operational deployments have yielded a force that is stretched thin. This decade marks a major wave of modernization to reset units throughout ACC, with many of these investments combining long standing tenets of air warfare with new realities of the information age. Pair those realities with a burgeoning threat environment and it is clear General Wilsbach and his team are looking at a distinct number of challenges and opportunities. What’s beyond certainty is that ACC will be an essential actor in any operation today and tomorrow.

Watch our thought-provoking conversation with one of America’s top air commanders to learn where ACC is today and where it’s going in the future.


Media Coverage on This Event

Air Combat Command boss makes the case for uniform, ops inspections
Air Force Times
Wilsbach: Air Force Should Keep the Block 20 F-22s It Asked to Retire
Air & Space Forces Magazine
ACC chief expects NGAD down select this year, ‘hopeful’ F-35 deliveries will resume this month
Breaking Defense
Air Force still expects to award NGAD contract in 2024 despite uncertainties — ACC commander
Defense Scoop
Pentagon expects F-35 deliveries to restart this month
Defense One
F-15EX Clears IOC Hurdle For U.S. Air Force
Aviation Week
ACC Boss: CCA Drones Will Mostly Be Kept in ‘Flyable Storage’ Outside of Missions
Air & Space Forces Magazine
Sixth-gen jet selection likely in ‘24, Air Combat Command chief says
Defense News
Sixth-gen jet selection likely in ‘24, Air Combat Command chief says
Air Force Times
ACC head Wilsbach asks Army to put more resources into air base defense
Inside Defense


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