New commander set to take charge of Air Force lab in Ohio

Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Photo/WDTN Staff)


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A new commander is ready to take charge of a research laboratory at Ohio’s largest military base.

Maj. Gen. Robert D. McMurry officially will take over on Friday at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The science and research agency has a $4.4 billion budget and a workforce of about 6,000 military and civilian employees.

McMurry comes to Ohio from the Los Angeles Air Force Base in California, where he was vice commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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