|By PR Newswire||
|April 1, 2014 08:12 AM EDT||
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for over 18 years announces the addition of Lieutenant General Bill Rew, USAF (ret) to the ATAC Team. Most recently serving as the Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, located at Langley AFB, Virginia, General Rew assisted in overseeing more than 1,200 aircraft and 105,000 personnel until his retirement in 2014. After commanding at the squadron and group levels, General Rew commanded two F-16 wings and two composite wings at stateside and overseas locations. With his tactical acumen as an F-16 Weapons School instructor, his operational level combat experience and his fluency within senior military staff arenas, General Rew will assist ATAC's vision to be "the recognized industry leader for tactical aviation training to US Air Forces and allied militaries worldwide," delivering cost-effective, and continually advancing training capabilities supporting air power employment in contested, degraded and operationally-constrained environments. General Rew graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in human factors engineering, and also holds a Master of Science degree in human resources management from Golden Gate University. He is a Command Pilot with over 4000 hours in the F-16 and various other fighter and bomber aircraft.
Operating since 1996, ATAC provides a fleet of 25 high performance tactical aircraft to the U.S. military in support of training missions, saving more than $80 million in annual training costs, more than $400 million over five years. ATAC is the only civilian tactical airborne services provider approved to train the Navy's Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and the Navy Strike Air Warfare Center, and is the only civilian entity approved to fly against U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and USMC F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. ATAC also supports the USAF – European theater with airborne training as well. The company is headquartered in Virginia with offices and flying bases in California, Hawaii, Japan and Germany. To learn more, visit www.atacusa.com.