Since 1997, the commander of Air Force Reserve Command has also served as Chief of Air Force Reserve with a primary office at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
Stenner has changed that primary site, moving to Robins on Oct. 11.
The decision follows a Secretary of Defense directive to the uniformed services to manage their forces in an operational manner, Stenner noted in a Thursday press release from his Robins headquarters. He concluded that the "center of gravity" for operational taskings involving the Air Force Reserve is (at Robins).
"Hence, in order to do justice to this directive, I believe it is imperative that I live where the command is located," he is quoted in the release.
Stenner said the change in residence will not alter the way he approaches his duties as chief of Air Force Reserve.
"The scope of my responsibilities has not changed and the fact that my personal residence has changed in no way diminishes the importance I place on the roles and missions of both of these staffs," he said.
Stenner and his wife, Dee, are no strangers to Robins and Middle Georgia. From 2003 to 2006, he was director of plans and programs for AFRC.
"Dee and I look forward to making new acquaintances as well as renewing old acquaintances from our previous tours at Robins," he said. "The Middle Georgia community is very special and I'm excited about the opportunity to spend more time here."