Major General Robert H. McMahon (USAF Ret.) was the Commander of Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Robins Air Force Base. In that role he provided logistics support for C-130, C-5, and C-17 transport aircraft; F-15 fighter aircraft; U-2 reconnaissance aircraft; and E-8C Joint STARS. He retired in 2012. In 2014 he became Director of C-17 Field Operations for top Pentagon contractor Boeing.
McMahon returned to government as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness in November 2017. He also worked for the Department of Defense as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, resigning from his position in September 2019. In that role, McMahon “[provided] oversight of logistics policies, practices, and efficiencies to enable readiness across the Department of Defense and [managed] over $170 billion in logistics operations.” In addition, as Task and Purpose notes, McMahon oversaw the operating costs of the F-35 fighter jet and the U.S. military’s real estate portfolio.