Lt. General Norman Seip

12th Air Force Commander, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

General Seip was the Commander of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. As the Commander, Air Forces Southern, a component to the Combatant Commander, U.S. Southern Command, he oversaw Air Force assets, five forward-operating locations, and civil and military engagements in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. General Seip was a command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours, primarily in fighter aircraft. He flew the F-15E in support of operations Southern Watch, Northern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. As the Deputy Combined Forces Air Component Commander for U.S. Central Command, General Seip had a direct impact in supporting combat operations in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He currently serves on the Executive Advisory Council of MISSION READINESS: MILITARY LEADERS FOR KIDS, a nonprofit, bi-partisan organization of more than 140 retired senior military leaders