Michael D. Pavich, a member of the Enon Ward and a high councilor in the Dayton Ohio East Stake, was recently promoted to major general in the U.S. Air Force.
Pavich is the deputy chief of staff for Materiel Management, Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.He manages more than 900,000 supply items with a combined asset value of $85 billion, as well as more than $17 billion in depot maintenance, modification, expense and investment materiel budget programs.
Before moving to Ohio, Pavich was commander of the Logistics Operations Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Prior to that he served as director of Materiel Management.
Pavich is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with an oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with an oak leaf cluster, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with an oak leaf cluster and the Combat Readiness Medal.
A former resident of Midvale, Utah, Pavich graduated from Jordan High School in 1960 and the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964. He is married to the former Mable Fish. They have two sons, Todd and Greg.