Webb Assumes Command of AETC

Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, renders his first salute to the men and women of the First Command during AETC’s change of command ceremony at JBSA-Randolph, Texas, on July 26, 2019. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell.

Lt. Gen. Brad Webb took over as the head of Air Education and Training Command on July 26.

Webb, the former commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, took the guidon from Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast during a ceremony at JB San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Kwast leaves AETC after less than two years in the top job, though the Air Force has not announced his next role.

Webb is a command pilot with more than 3,700 hours in several aircraft, including the CV-22, MH-53, and MC-130. This is his first posting in AETC, after spending most of his career in special operations.

He takes over AETC as it reshapes basic military training, revamps pilot training to include virtual reality and other changes under the “Pilot Training Next” initiative, and addresses hypoxia episodes pilots experience in training aircraft.