(Photo: General Frank Gorenc, Head of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Commander NATO Allied Air Command, Director JAPCC. Source: DefenseNews.com)
General Frank Gorenc is the JAPCC’s Director. He recently shared his thoughts with Defense News’ Lara Seligman.
2 March 2016 | Defense News. Two years after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, Gen. Frank Gorenc, head of US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), still believes that Russia is the No. 1 threat to his area of responsibility. Gorenc has watched with rising concern as Moscow intervened in Syria with little regard for civilian casualties, repeatedly invaded our allies’ air space, and demonstrated a troubling long-range strike capability. In the face of the growing threat, Gorenc is working tirelessly to reassure our allies in the region. This year he will have more resources to work with: President Obama’s latest budget request more than quadrupled the amount of overseas contingency operations money funneled into what is being called the European Reassurance Initiative. But there is always more that could be done. Gorenc spoke with Defense News on Feb. 26 about what Russia’s resurgence means for the Air Force.