Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces released the following statement after Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, announced her retirement:

“Gen. Pawlikowski’s era of leadership greatly grew Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s contributions to the Air Force’s missions and our national security. Her service at Materiel Command has been inspirational for all who have worked under and with her, and her exemplary performance in her role has increased the importance of that Command. Her historic service as a female four star general in the Air Force has paved the way for strong future female leadership in our armed services. I congratulate her on her well earned retirement and what will be a lasting legacy of outstanding leadership.”