Brigadier General Lance Landrum, USAF

Brigadier General Lance Landrum, USAF

Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff

Brigadier General Lance Landrum is the Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for assisting the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in identifying, assessing and approving joint military requirements to meet the national military strategy, and ensuring the consideration of trade-offs between cost, schedule, and performance objectives for those requirements. In this role, he orchestrates Joint Staff support of the capabilities development process through the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System. He also oversees the validation of Joint Urgent Operational Needs leading to the fielding of rapid solutions for Combatant Commanders. Additionally, as the Chair of the Force Application Functional Capabilities Board, he oversees and advocates for changes to the maneuver and engagement capabilities of the Force Application Joint Capability Area.

General Landrum earned his commission in May 1992 from the United States Air Force Academy. He has held a variety of positions in F-16 fighter operations at the squadron, group and wing levels. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Weapons School, commanded the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy, and the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group, Joint Base Balad, Iraq. General Landrum also commanded the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, Utah and the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy. His duties have included previous assignments to the Pentagon as the Aide de Camp for the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff and the Director of the U.S. Air Force Colonels Management Office.

General Landrum is a command pilot with more the 2,800 flying hours, including 397 combat hours.

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