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AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

 

Lt. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella Jr. assumed command of U.S. Air Forces Central Command from Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian Aug. 30, 2018.

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, U.S. Central Command commander, presided over the ceremony, which was held at AFCENT’s forward headquarters at Al Udeid Air Base for the first time. AFCENT’s headquarters is at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

“In the coming era of great power competition, it will be our people and our leaders that will be the difference makers as they direct and enable the military operations and activities in support of our enduring national interests,” said Votel. “And we will prevail because of the edge they give us. Lt. Gen. Guastella, I have full faith and confidence in your leadership and capabilities.”

Guastella was promoted to lieutenant general prior to the ceremony. As AFCENT commander, he will provide the full-spectrum of air component capabilities in air, space and cyberspace to defeat enemies while promoting security and stability in the region.

As the Combined Force Air Component commander for the CENTCOM area of responsibility, he will work closely with coalition, joint and interagency partners across Southwest Asia to ensure stability and defense of a 20-nation region spanning from Egypt to Afghanistan. Read more

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AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony

AFCENT changes command in historic ceremony