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Gen. Anthony Cotton Assumes Air Force Global Strike Command Leadership

Gen. Anthony Cotton

Gen. Anthony Cotton has assumed leadership of Air Force Global Strike Command, becoming the sixth commander and first African American to lead the major command responsible for providing strike, combat and strategic deterrence support to U.S. geographic combatant commands. Cotton officially succeeded Gen. Tim Ray as commander of AFGSC at a ceremony held at Barksdale AF Base in Louisiana. 

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Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton Nominated to Lead AF Global Strike Command

Gen. Anthony Cotton

Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, deputy commander of Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) since October 2019, was nominated by President Biden to serve as AFGSC's next commander. In his current capacity, Cotton helps oversee the organization that supports geographic combatant commands in global strike, strategic deterrence and combat operations.

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