Gen. William M. Fraser III to speak at Commencement

General William M. Fraser III
General William M. Fraser III will give the keynote address to graduates at York College’s commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 5, at the York City Auditorium.

Commencement begins at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend to celebrate the 74 graduates and hear General Fraser speak.

General Fraser is commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. USTRANSCOM is the single manager for global air, land, and sea transportation for the Department of Defense, and includes over 150,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and civilians.

General Fraser entered the Air Force in 1974 as a distinguished graduate of the Texas A&M University ROTC program. His operational assignments include duty as a T-37, B-52, B-1, and B-2 instructor pilot and evaluator. General Fraser has commanded an operations group, two bomb wings, and a major command. His staff duties include tours on the Air Staff, Joint Staff, NATO, and Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.  

He has also served as chief of staff for U.S. Strategic Command, the Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the 34th Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

General Fraser has extensive wartime, contingency, and humanitarian relief operational experience. During Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, he led an intelligence fusion organization which provided direct support to the warfighter.

Prior to assuming his current position, General Fraser was the commander, Air Combat Command, at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, and Air Component Commander for U.S. Joint Forces Command, where he led over 130,000 Total Force Airmen.



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