Air Warfare Center Commander Fired

Air Force Special Operations Command boss Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel relieved Brig. Gen. Jon Weeks from command of AFSOC’s Air Warfare Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., on Jan. 9, due to a “loss of trust and confidence in his leadership.” Fiel’s decision was based on an alleged inappropriate personal relationship involving Weeks, states a Jan. 9 release. “This was not an easy decision, but I believe it is in the best interest of the men and women of AFSOAWC,” said Fiel. He added the center “will continue to train and equip our air commandos to effectively conduct special operations missions around the globe.” AFSOAWC Vice Commander Col. Royce Lott will serve as the interim commander until Col. David Tabor takes command this spring, states the release. Weeks has temporarily been reassigned as the mobilization assistant to AFSOC’s director of operations pending the outcome of an inspector general investigation. Weeks is a Reservist who has been serving on Active Duty since February 2013, states the release.