Major General Paul Fletcher

Maj. Gen. Paul J. Fletcher is Vice Commander, 3rd Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. As the component numbered air force for U.S. European Command, 3rd Air Force is responsible for supporting the EUCOM commander at the operational and tactical level and directing all USAFE forces engaged in contingency and wartime operations in the EUCOM area of responsibility. Third Air Force units include the headquarters AFFOR staff, 603rd Air Operations Center, 10 wings and three stand-alone groups. In addition, as EUCOM's senior military representative to the British government, he represents U.S. military forces based in the United Kingdom.

General Fletcher was commissioned through the Washington State University ROTC program. His experience includes airlift operations; programming; acquisition management; joint planning for modeling and simulation support for training; and standing up the C-130 Weapons Instructor Course. He has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, and has flown more than 3,500 hours, primarily in the C-130E.