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General (Ret.) Holmes brings a unique set of skills to The Roosevelt Group and its clients after 40 years in the Air Force. Prior to his retirement, General Holmes served as the Commander of Air Combat Command, which organizes, trains and equips combat ready Airmen to “fly, fight and win…any time, any place.” The command operates more than 1,000 aircraft, 35 wings, 11 bases, and 1,348 units at more than 300 operating locations worldwide with 159,000 Total Force military and civilian personnel. As the Combat Air Forces lead agent, ACC develops strategy, doctrine, concepts, tactics and procedures for air-, space-, and cyber-power employment. The command provides conventional and information warfare forces to all unified commands to ensure air, space, cyber, and information superiority for warfighters and national decision-makers. The command can also be called upon to assist national agencies with intelligence, surveillance and crisis response capabilities.

General Holmes is also a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours, including more than 530 combat hours in the F-15A/B/C/D/E, and has also flown the T/AT-38, T-37 and T-1A.

General Holmes is an expert in emerging technologies and their potential to solve our most pressing national security challenges. His transformational leadership of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command and his passion for innovation and technological advancement will provide an unmatched perspective to clients seeking to work with the Department of Defense and Congress.