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The Air Force announced Brig. Gen. Jeff Harrigian has been nominated by the President of the United States for promotion to the rank of major general. Harrigian recently served at Shaw AFB as the assistant deputy commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, and assistant vice commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force for operations in Afghanistan. He was recently nominated to be the next Deputy Director of Operations for U.S. Central Command at MacDill AFB, Fl.
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Shaw one-star nominated for promotion

Posted 1/30/2013   Updated 1/30/2013 Email story   Print story

    


Air Forces Central Public Affairs

1/30/2013 - SHAW AIR FOCE BASE, S.C.  -- The Air Force announced Brig. Gen. Jeff Harrigian has been nominated by the President of the United States for promotion to the rank of major general.

Harrigian recently served at Shaw AFB as the assistant deputy commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, and assistant vice commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force for operations in Afghanistan. In those positions, he assisted with the development of contingency plans and the execution of air operations for the 20-nation U.S. Central Command area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia.

He was recently nominated to be the next Deputy Director of Operations for U.S. Central Command at MacDill AFB, Fl.

"Kathy and I are honored that the Air Force would allow us to continue our service to the nation as a major general," he said. "We've been fortunate to serve with great Airmen and communities across America, and they deserve much of the credit for making this possible. We look forward to ensuring we remain the greatest Air Force in the world."

General Harrigian was commissioned in 1985 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College. He has served in a variety of flying and staff assignments, including Chief of the Joint Exercise Division at NATO's Joint Warfare Center, Stavanger, Norway. He has commanded at the flight, squadron and wing levels. The general is a USAF Weapons School graduate and a command pilot with more than 4,000 flight hours in the F-22, F-15A/B/CD, A/OA-37 and MQ-1. He has flown combat missions in support of operations Just Cause and Desert Storm.

Arlan Ponder, 49th Wing Public Affairs, contributed to this report.



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