Brig. Gen. Scott Kindsvater, assistant deputy commander for U.S. Air Forces Central Command, has been named deputy commander for operations and intelligence with the unit tasked to combat the Islamic State militant group, Air Force Times reported Tuesday.
Stephen Losey writes Kindsvater will also have command of the 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant of Air Combat Command in Southwest Asia besides his new leadership role on Operation Inherent Resolve.
Kindsvater is in line for a promotion to the rank of major general, according to the report.
He also currently serves as assistant vice commander of the 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force for ACC at Shaw Air Force Base and was commander of the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard AFB prior to his current role.
He previously commanded the 336th Fighter Squadron, the Air Force Weapons School and the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing.
Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, commander of the Pacific Air Forces’ 36th Wing at Guam-based Andersen Air Force Base, will succeed Kindsvater, Losey reports.