Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, right,
and Maj. Gen. James Hecker, center, visit US and Afghan airmen at
the Afghan Air Force's Kabul Air Wing on Aug. 17, 2017, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Air Force photo by SSgt. Alexander W. Riede.
Maj. Gen. James Hecker has been nominated to receive his third star and
take over as president of Air University, the Pentagon announced July
Hecker is currently the vice director of operations for the Joint
Staff, and had previously been the commander of air operations for the
war in Afghanistan.
In his new position, Hecker would relieve Lt. Gen.
Anthony Cotton, whose next assignment has not been announced.
University, located at Maxwell AFB, Ala., provides military education
from pre-commissioning to degree-based and continuing education for
officers, enlisted personnel, and civilians.
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