The Pentagon announced May 12 that President Obama has nominated Adm. James Stavridis to replace Army Gen. Bantz Craddock as Supreme Allied Command Europe and commander of US European Command. Craddock plans to retire this summer after some 40 years of military service. Stavridis currently serves as commander of US Southern Command. The Obama Administration has nominated Air Force Lt. Gen. Douglas Fraser to receive a fourth star and head USSOUTHCOM.
After a long period in which munitions were almost an afterthought and sacrificed to pay for other priorities, the Air Force needs to focus on them in order to have the right “package” of capabilities for future conflicts, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said June 7.