Miller nominated as next chief of Air Force Reserve

Miller nominated as next chief of Air Force Reserve

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — President Barack Obama nominated Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller for a third star and assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, replacing Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson.

Miller currently serves as deputy chief of the Air Force Reserve. She assists the Reserve chief who acts as the principal adviser on Reserve matters to the secretary of the Air Force and Air Force chief of staff.

After Senate confirmation, she will become the first female citizen Airman to achieve the rank of lieutenant general, the first female chief of Air Force Reserve, and first female commander of the Air Force Reserve Command during a ceremony in July.

“She is a proven leader and will continue to lead our citizen Airmen to the next level of excellence,” Jackson said.

Miller, a graduate of Ohio State University, has received many distinguished awards and decorations in her 35-year career and is a command pilot with more than 4,800 hours in numerous aircraft.

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