Saturday, February 12, 2011

Air Force announces two key promotions at Wright-Patterson

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Maj. Gen. William N. McCasland, most recently assigned to the Pentagon, was promoted on Friday to commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The AFRL is responsible for the Air Force’s science and technology budget of nearly $2 billion, and has 5,800 employees across the country.

Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., already at Wright-Patterson as director and program executive officer for the fighters and bombers directorate of the Aeronautical Systems Center, was promoted to commander of the Air Force Security Assistance Center.

The Security Assistance Center is responsible for sales and support for more than 170 models of aircraft. It also handles foreign military sales in support of U.S. allies and NATO organizations.

McCasland, who joined the Air Force in 1979 as a graduate of the Air Force Academy, has an extensive background in engineering, space research, acquisition and logistics. His most recent assignment was director of special programs in the office of under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

1 comment:

  1. WOW, those are big time promotions. I've been recently focused on researching the Air Force and reading blogs from anyone who focuses on it. I plan on joining the Air Force next week, so I'll be ready for basic training this summer, and reading these posts just boosts me up even more. It's exciting to read and learn about how much the Air Force is involved with and the wide variety of future careers within the military. Thanks for posting this and I'll be reading more!

    Alec McGinnis