Larson Takes Command of Reserve’s 22nd Air Force

Maj. Gen. Bret C. Larson took over as commander of 22nd Air Force on July 10 during a ceremony at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.

Larson assumed command from Maj. Gen. John P. Healy, who has led the numbered air force since July 2019. The 22nd Air Force is responsible for Air Force Reserve Command’s C-130 units, which provide airlift, aeromedical evacuation, undergraduate pilot training, civil engineering, and flight testing, among other activities.

Larson previously served as the mobilization assistant to the commander of Air Education and Training Command and has commanded the 404th and 409th Air Expeditionary Groups, the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, the 95th Airlift Squadron; and served as vice commander of the 914th Airlift Wing, according to a Reserve release.

“I am confident that 22nd Air Force will continue to thrive under General Larson’s leadership,” said AFRC boss Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, who officiated the ceremony.

“My desire to continue to serve is not to serve myself, my boss, General Scobee, or higher headquarters, but to serve you, the Airmen of 22nd Air Force,” Larson said, according to the release. “I look at it as my job to do everything in my power to make sure you have the equipment, training, and motivation you need to be the best Airmen you can be and to be 100 percent ready to answer our nation’s call when needed.”

The Air Force has not announced Healy’s next move.