Ret. General Robert C. Oaks
Ret. General Oaks is a retired U.S. Air Force general who served as commander in chief of the U.S Air Forces in Europe, and commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe, with headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He retired as a four-star General and Commander and Chief of U.S. Air Forces Europe and NATO Central Europe in 1994 after serving 34 years. Following his retirement, Oaks was employed at U.S. Airways as Senior Vice President. In 2000, Oaks resigned from this position when he was called to serve the LDS Church, where he served until 2009, when he was released as a general authority. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Military Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University prior to graduating from the Naval War College. Ret. General Oaks currently serves as the official Liaison for the Church of Jesus Christ to the U.S. Armed Forces.