Steven Basham, deputy director for requirements of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, has been appointed as director of legislative liaison at the office of the secretary of the U.S. Air Force.
The Defense Department said Thursday Basham, currently a brigadier general, has also been selected for promotion to the rank of major general.
Basham has served as a command pilot and has tallied more than 3,400 flight hours on the B-1, B-2 and B-52.
He has held staff and command assignments with the Pacific Air Forces, 2nd and 5th Bomb Wing, 607th Air Operations Center and 394th Combat Training Squadron.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Western Kentucky University and master’s degrees in management, strategic studies and airpower art and science from Webster University, Air Command and Staff College and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, respectively.