President Obama has tapped Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke to be the Air National Guard's next director, succeeding Lt. Gen. Bud Wyatt, who is retiring from the Air Force in January 2013, announced the National Guard Bureau on Dec. 12, 2012. Clarke has led the Continental United States NORAD Region and 1st Air Force at Tyndall AFB, Fla., since August 2011. If the Senate confirms him for this new assignment, Clarke would oversee more than 106,000 Air Guard members across the 50 states and US territories. Here, Clarke (left) greets Paul Stockton, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense and Americas' security affairs upon Stockton's arrival at Tyndall, Feb. 10, 2012.
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