General (Ret) Stephen R. Lorenz ’73

General Steve Lorenz is the president of the Air Force Academy Endowment, a foundation focused on providing transformative private support to the Air Force Academy. In this role, General Lorenz oversees the development of strategic non-public resources on behalf of the institution.

During his 37-year Air Force career, General Lorenz commanded at the squadron, group, wing and major command level. His previous assignments include the Commandant of Cadets at the Air Force Academy, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, and most recently, the Commander, Air Education and Training Command. In this role, he led the recruitment, training and education of more than 340,000 Air Force personnel annually.

He is a recipient of the Hoyt S. Vandenburg Award, for the most outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace education, and was honored with the Order of the Sword.

General Lorenz is a 1973 graduate of the Air Force Academy and earned his Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He is also a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and the National War College. General Lorenz is a featured contributor to the Air & Space Power Journal, authoring the ongoing series, "Lorenz on Leadership."