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Obama Nominates AF Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke to Head Air Guard

Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke

President Barack Obama has nominated Air Force Lieutenant General Stanley Clarke to become the next director of the Air National Guard, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.

According to Air Force Times, Clarke would succeed the retiring Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, who has led the Air Guard since February 2009.

Clarke currently serves as commander of the First Air Force and commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s continental region, based at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

Prior to those positions, he served as senior defense official and defense attache for the Office of Defense Cooperation Turkey in Ankara, within European Command.

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