Sat, Jun 28, 2003
Talk about taking on the
hot seat... Major General John W. Rosa will be the next Air Force
Academy superintendent as confirmed by a Senate vote, June 23. Rosa
will assume command during a mid-July ceremony at the school in
Rosa is the deputy director for current operations on the Joint
Staff. He is directly responsible to the chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff for all matters pertaining to current operations,
including joint operations, special operations and oversight of the
National Military Command Center.
Rosa entered the Air Force in May 1973 after receiving his
commission from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. He has served as an
operations group commander and three times as wing commander.
Extensive Flying Background
He is a command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours in the
A-7, A-10 Thunderbolt II, the Hunter and Jaguar aircraft, F-16
Fighting Falcon, F-117A Nighthawk, HH-60G Pave Hawk and HC-130.
As a result of this posting, Rosa will be promoted to Lieutenant
General and based on the political sensitivity of this posting, we
sure he's going to earn it...).
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