Lieutenant General Lance Landrum
Lieutenant General Landrum is the 23rd Deputy Chair of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee. He assists the Chair's role as principal advisor to the NATO Secretary General and senior military spokesperson of the 30-nation alliance. He also advises the Deputy Secretary General, leads coordination of nuclear, biological and chemical matters and, in the Chair's absence, directs daily operations and the business of the Military Committee, NATO's highest military authority.
Lieutenant General Landrum earned his commission in May 1992 from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has held a variety of positions in F-16 fighter operations at the squadron, group and wing levels. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, commanded the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group, Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The general also commanded the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy. His duties have included assignments at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, as the Aide-de-Camp for the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, the Director of the U.S. Air Force Colonels Management Office, and Joint Staff J8 Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development.
Lieutenant General Landrum is a command pilot with more than 2,800 flying hours, including more than 390 combat hours.
- 1992 – Bachelor of Science, Engineering Mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
- 2001 – Masters in Aeronautical Science, Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.
- 2001 – Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA.
- 2003 – Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA, by correspondence.
- 2010 – Master of Science, Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA.
- 2015 – Leadership Decision Making Program, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.
- 2018 – Global/Regional Course-Africa, Alan L. Freed Associates, Washington, D.C, USA.
- 2018 – Combined Forces Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA.
- 2019 – Enterprise Leadership Program, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
- 2019 – US-UK-1–Star Rising Leaders Forum.
- 2021 – Advance Senior Leader Development Seminar.
- August 1992–September 1993, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, USA.
- October 1993–December 1993, Student, Fighter Lead-in Training, 49th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, USA.
- January 1994–December 1994, F-16 Student, Replacement Training Unit, 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, USA.
- December 1994–December 1995, F-16 Pilot, Assistant Weapons Officer, Scheduler, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea.
- January 1996–August 1998, F-16 Instructor Pilot, Assistant Weapons Officer, Scheduler, 4th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA.
- January 1999–June 1999, F-16 Student, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, USA.
- June 1999–March 2002, F-16 Instructor Pilot, Chief of Weapons, 310th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, USA.
- March 2002–June 2003, F-16 Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, USA.
- July 2003–September 2005,Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
- November 2005–June 2009, 31st Fighter Wing Chief of Plans, 555th Fighter Squadron Operations Officer, 510th Fighter Squadron Commander, Aviano Air Base, Italy.
- July 2009–May 2010, Student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA.
- June 2010–June 2011, Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group, Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
- August 2011–June 2013, Senior Military Advisor, U.S. Mission to NATO, Brussels, Belgium.
- June 2013–June 2015, Commander, 388th FW, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA.
- July 2015–June 2016, Director of the U.S. Air Force Colonels Management office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
- June 2016–June 2018, Commander, 31st FW, Aviano Air Base, Italy.
- July 2018–July 2020, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), the Joint Staff, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
- July 2020–July 2021, Director of Operations (J3), U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
- July 2021–October 2021, Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
- October 2021— Present, Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium.
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 2,800, including more than 390 combat hours
Aircraft flown: F-16
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant – May 27, 1992
First Lieutenant – May 27, 1994
Captain – May 27, 1996
Major – November 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel – December 1, 2006
Colonel – October 1, 2010
Brigadier General – August 12, 2016
Major General – November 2, 2019
Lieutenant General – October 11, 2021
(Current as of October 2021)