Luke Commanders

Commander Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury

Wing commander: Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury

Vice wing commander: Col. Michael Richardson

Command chief: Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson

Operations Group commander: Col. Matthew Renbarger

Maintenance Group commander: Col. Gregory Hutson

Mission Support Group commander: Col. Robert Sylvester

Medical Group commander: Col. (Dr.) Daniel Lamar

54th Fighter Group: Col. Michael Boger

Luke Editorial Staff

Public Affairs chief: Capt. Candice Dillitte

Public Affairs deputy chief: Kiley Dougherty

Internal information: Master Sgt. Vilma Cantu

Editor: Amy Lamb

Designer: Tinna Sellie

Editorial Information

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