Friday, November 6, 2009

Top AF CIA officer tapped to command USAFE

Top AF CIA officer tapped to command USAFE: "Gen. Roger Brady, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, will retire early next year and be replaced by Lt. Gen. Mark Welsh III, the Air Force has announced.Welsh is the Air Force’s top officer at the CIA, where he serves as associate director for military support. He has been confirmed by the Senate for promotion to general.Brady will retire after 40 years in the Air Force. He has commanded USAFE since January 2008 and is the commander of NATO’s Air Component Command and its Joint Air Power Competency Center.Welsh spent most of his operational career flying A-10 Thunderbolts and F-16 Fighting Falcons, including as commander of the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. He also served as vice commander of Air Education and Training Command and commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy.He joined the CIA in August 2008, earning promotion to lieutenant general four months later.The date of Brady’s retirement and USAFE change of command has not been announced."

(Via Air Force Times - News.)

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