9th Air Force general nominated for promotion

12/11/2009 12:00 AM

12/10/2009 10:24 PM

Brig. Gen. Richard A. Shook Jr., assigned to 9th Air Force headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base, has been nominated to the rank of major general.

Representing the Air Force Reserve, Shook serves as mobilization assistant to the commander of the 9th Air Force and Air Forces Central.

The 9th represents five wings with more than 350 aircraft and 24,000 active-duty and civilians, plus 18 National Guard and Reserve units. Air Forces Central conducts air operations for a 27-nation area that includes Afghanistan and Iraq.

- Chuck Crumbo

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service