Schaefer to take reins of AFTC

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Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, the 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been selected as the next commander of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards.

Schaefer will replace Maj. Gen. David Harris who is set to retire.

An official senior leaders announcement was made by the Air Force and Defense Department March 29.

Col. E. John Teichert

Col. E. John Teichert, who will be promoted to brigadier general, will take command of the 412th Test Wing. Teichert is currently the commander of the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

Changes of command will occur later this year.

As AFTC commander, Schaefer will direct a $31 billion enterprise of more than 18,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel across Edwards AFB, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. and Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn. The AFTC provides developmental test and evaluation of experimental and research manned and unmanned air, space and cyber systems for military services, DARPA, NASA and international partners, in addition to operation of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School.