Loyd S. “Chip” Utterback
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Lieutenant General Chip Utterback, USAF-Ret, guides six Air Force Village corporations dedicated to quality retirement living and superior health care for retired and honorably served military officers from all services. Daily, Chip leads this vibrant, multimillion-dollar organization, driven by AFV’s commitment to provide residents with a comfortable, enjoyable home. Retiring from the Air Force in 2009, his final military duty was as Commander of the Thirteenth Air Force and the Air Forces Pacific, where he served as the Air Component Commander responsible for the
command, control and execution of all military air, space, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in the Pacific Theater. The general served as a major command vice commander, commanded the 2nd and 13th Air Forces, three flying wings, an operations group and a fighter squadron.
Most recently, the general served in a civilian capacity as a USAF Mentor charged with training and mentoring senior USAF officers in the art of leadership, corporate management, strategic planning and operational execution.
He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry Riddle University. A career fighter pilot with nearly 3,000 flight hours, mostly in the F-4 and the F-16 aircraft, he led his squadron on its first daylight mission into Iraq during Operation Desert Storm and later flew combat missions in Afghanistan.