LANCASTER – Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, will present an update about the
development and testing of the base’s current aircraft programs at the 2013
Business Outlook Conference.
As the commander of the center, Bunch directs the unmanned and manned
aircraft systems and research and experimental aerospace vehicle programs
undergoing flight testing and evaluation as well as the Air Force Test Pilot
After graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1984, Bunch completed
undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., and B-52
Combat Crew Training School at Castle AFB, Calif. Next, he served
operational assignments as an instructor, evaluator and aircraft commander
Edwards is quite familiar to the general, who has spent nine different years in various assignments at the base. In 1992 he graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards; he conducted developmental testing in the B-2and B-52, and served as an instructor in each aircraft there until 1995.
Then in 2000 he was assigned as the commander of the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards for two years, and between 2006 and 2008 he commanded the 412th Test Wing. Before becoming commander of the Air Force Center at Edwards in June 2012, he was the commander of the Air Force Security Assistance Center, Air Force Materiel Command at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.
During his long career Bunch earned a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering at California State University Fresno and a Master of Science degree in national security strategy at the National War College, Ft. Lesley
J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
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