AFSOC Boss Tapped to Lead AETC

Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, left, has been nominated to lead Air Education and Training Command, while Maj. Gen. David Nahom, right, has been nominated to serve as USAF's deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs. Air Force photos.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Lt. Gen. Brad Webb to take over as commander of Air Education and Training Command.

Webb is currently the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command.

If confirmed, he will take over for Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast. The Pentagon has not announced Kwast’s next position. Webb will be replaced by Lt. Gen. James Slife, the current vice commander of US Special Operations Command.

Webb has been commander of AFSOC since 2016 and previously commanded NATO Special Operations and Special Operations Command-Europe.

The Pentagon also announced that USAF Maj. Gen. David Nahom has been nominated for his third star and to be deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs.

He is currently the director of programs for the deputy chief of staff of plans and programs. If confirmed, he will replace Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris Jr.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to accurately state the next commander of AFSOC.