Sat, May 15, 2004
After Almost 40 Years
Lt. Gen. James E.
Sherrard, III, relinquished command of the Air Force Reserve
Command during a ceremony at Robins AFB (GA), Wednesday.
The ceremony was presided over by Gen. John P. Jumper, the Air
Force chief of staff.
Maj. Gen. John J. Batbie, Jr., the AFRC's vice commander, will
lead the command until General Sherrard's replacement is confirmed
by the Senate.
President Bush has nominated Maj. Gen. John A. Bradley to
replace General Sherrard, and to be promoted to lieutenant
General Sherrard returned to Robins AFB to say goodbye to
friends and associates, and conclude a military career that spanned
nearly four decades.
His retirement will take effect June 1.
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