Robert C. Arnett

POLAD Fellow, U.S. Air Force

Major Robert C. Arnett was a member of Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix Mobility Program, and served as the Chief of Standardization and Evaluations, 621st Contingency Response Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California.  Phoenix Mobility is a command-level sponsored professional development program designed to develop officers with a strong foundation in expeditionary mobility operations while developing an understanding of senior leadership responsibilities.  The 621st Contingency Response Wing is the only specialized wing in the Air Force focused on providing tailorable, multi-functional and rapidly deployable capabilities to respond to crises throughout the world. 

Major Arnett received his commission in 2003 from the United States Air Force Academy and earned his wings in 2005 at Laughlin AFB, Texas.  He has flown the C-21, been an instructor pilot in the KC-135, and completed four deployments supporting Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.  He has held positions at the squadron, group, and wing levels.  During his last assignment, Major Arnett served as the Chief of Wing Scheduling and Executive Officer for the 100th Operations Group, RAF Mildenhall. 

Major Arnett is a Senior Pilot and combat veteran with over 2,200 flying hours and more than 500 combat hours.

Major Arnett is married to the former Courtney Bocanegra of Miami, Florida. They have two children, Robert and Ellie.