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New Commanders Nominated for AFCENT, Air National Guard
By Brian W. Everstine
Air Forces Central Command and the Air National Guard will get new commanders, as part of several new general officer nominations announced May 11. President Donald Trump tapped current AFCENT boss Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella Jr. to be the next deputy chief of staff for operations at the Pentagon, pending Senate confirmation. Maj. Gen. Gregory Guillot, currently the director of operations for U.S. Northern Command, will receive his third star, if confirmed, and take over for Guastella at AFCENT, where he will also serve as commander of the Ninth Air Expeditionary Task Force and combined forces air component commander for U.S. Central Command. Trump also nominated Maj. Gen. Michael Loh, Colorado’s adjutant general, to be the next director of the Air National Guard.