Brig. Gen. Pamela Milligan was the Vice Commander, 4th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Fourth Air Force has command supervision of the Reserve's long-range airlift and air-refueling units located throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and Guam. Fourth Air Force provides leadership, management and oversight to 11 flying wings, one flying group and two regional support groups which provide strategic airlift, airdrop, aeromedical, air refueling and associated expeditionary support activities. Fourth Air Force responsibilities encompass 300 units and more than 21,000 personnel.
General Milligan earned her commission through the Academy of Military Science in 1982. She served in the Ohio Air National Guard from 1982 to 1985, earning her navigator wings with the 160th Air Refueling Group, Rickenbacker ANG Base, Ohio. She joined the Air Force Reserve in 1985 as a KC-135 Stratotanker navigator with the 940th Air Refueling Wing, Mather AFB, Calif. In 1998, she became the 940th Mission Support Squadron Commander and then returned to operations in 2000 as the Chief of Tanker Operations, 4th Air Force, March ARB, Calif. After Sept. 11, 2001, she deployed as the Director for Tanker Operations for Air Mobility Command and the Deputy Director of Mobility Forces, 1st Air Force/North American Aerospace Defense Command Continental Region. In December, 2003, she was selected as the Commander, 624th Regional Support Group, Hawaii, where she led approximately 750 Airmen in seven support squadrons. In 2006, she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Vice Wing Commander, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan.