MAJOR GENERAL LENNY J. RICHOUX
U.S. Air Force
Joint Enabling Capabilities Command
As commander of U.S. Transportation Command’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, Maj. Gen. Lenny J. Richoux is responsible for the readiness, training and deployment of joint capabilities provided by the Joint Planning Support Element and Joint Communications Support Element.
JECC is designed to efficiently and effectively meet joint task force commander requirements for a rapidly deployable, tailored team of experts in plans, operations, knowledge management, intelligence support, logistics, public affairs and communications.
Richoux, a New Orleans native and son of a Marine who fought in the Korean War, was commissioned in 1989 through the Air Force ROTC program at Georgia Tech. He began his flying career at Loring Air Force Base, Maine, and has primarily flown the C-17 and KC-135. The general has commanded at the wing and squadron levels and also served as a vice wing commander. He has deployed in support of multiple combat operations around the globe, primarily in the Middle East. He commanded the first integral C-17 squadron deployment. Richoux was a strategic planner and adviser on multiple staffs to include the Joint Staff, U.S. European Command, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO) and the Air Staff. In addition, he completed a stint as Air Force Services director at Air Force headquarters in Washington. Prior to taking command of JECC, he served as the 18th Air Force vice commander at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
The general's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with two oak leaf clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Air Medal (oak leaf cluster) and Aerial Achievement Medal.