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Stephen Wilson, VeraLinn Jamieson Nominated for New Air Force Roles, Rank Promotion

Air Force logoU.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, current U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, has been nominated as vice chief of staff of the service branch and for promotion to the rank of general.

The Defense Department said Friday Air Force Maj. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson, Stratcom deputy commander of the joint functional component command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, has also been nominated as deputy chief of staff of the service branch’s ISR unit.

Wilson, who has also led the Air Force Global Strike Command, has recorded more than 4,500 flying hours and 680 combat hours as a command pilot.

He assumed his current post at Stratcom in July 2015 and his current rank in October 2013.

He is expected to succeed Gen. David Goldfein, who was nominated as the Air Force’s chief of staff in April, as vice chief of staff.

Jamieson, a military veteran with more than 30 years of service, has also been nominated for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, DoD added.

She has held operational, command and staff positions for U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Southern Command, among other units, and was part of the intelligence team for operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Jamieson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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