General (Ret) Stephen R. Lorenz ’73

General Steve Lorenz is a 1973 graduate of the Air Force Academy and earned his master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He is also a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and the National War College. General Lorenz is a featured contributor to the Air & Space Power Journal, authoring the ongoing series, “Lorenz on Leadership.” During his 37-year Air Force career, General Lorenz commanded at the squadron, group, wing and major command level. His previous assignments include Commandant of Cadets at the Air Force Academy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, and Commander, Air Education and Training Command. In this role, he led the recruitment, training and education of more than 340,000 Air Force personnel annually. He is a recipient of the Hoyt S. Vandenburg Award, for the most outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace education, and was honored with the Order of the Sword. In December of 2015, General Lorenz retired from his position as president and CEO of the Air Force Academy Endowment, where he oversaw the development of strategic non-public resources on behalf of the institution.