Retired Lieutenant General Everett H. Pratt Jr. was the vice commander, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He acted for and in the absence of USAFE’s commander. In support of the U.S. European Command, he conducted and coordinated offensive and defensive air operations. He was responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to all Air Force units and activities in USAFE’s geographical area of responsibility which includes Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. He was also responsible for Air Force negotiations with foreign and United States officials. He recently completed his role as the vice president of business development for the Defensive Systems Division with executive responsibility for the development and implementation of all marketing and business capture strategies at Northrop Grumman Corporation.
The general entered the Air Force in 1964 as a graduate of the Emory University Reserve Officer Training Corps program in Atlanta. He has been a commander at all levels from squadron to numbered Air Force, and has served in several senior staff positions. He is a command pilot, having flown more than 4,000 hours principally in fighter and trainer aircraft. He flew as a fighter pilot and high-speed forward air controller in Vietnam. He earned a bachelor's degree in international affairs from Emory University and graduated from the Air Force's Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College as well as the Executive Program in National and International Security at Harvard University.