Robins Air Force Reserve Command named a new leader Monday. In a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner retired after forty years of service, and passed the baton over to Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson.
The ceremony opened with our nation's national anthem. Lt. Gen. Jackson says, "My family and I are excited about this opportunity to go ahead and command the Air Force Reserve Command and also to be the Chief of the Air Force Reserve."
Jackson graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1978 and flew F4's and F16's before transferring to the Air Force Reserve.
"The largest challenge down here is once again making sure that the Air Force Reserve and the Reserve Command are able to go ahead and do what we need to be doing for our nation's security."explains Jackson.
Lt. Gen. Jackson says he will continue living in Washington D.C. with his family for the time being and will visit Robins weekly. He says there are big things going on in congress and he wants to continue being an advocate for the Air Force Reserve in the capitol.