U.S. Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond has been promoted to the rank of four-star general, making him the highest ranking military officer to have graduated from any Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Clemson University. A business management graduate who was commissioned through Clemson’s Air Force ROTC program in July 1984, Raymond has also been named commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB in Colorado, where he will oversee satellite launch capabilities and ensure friendly forces have access to the nation’s space assets. He is responsible for about 38,000 space and cyberspace professionals assigned to 134 locations worldwide.
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