Lt. Gen. Stephen "Seve" Wilson has been nominated to be the next Air Force vice chief of staff, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Friday.
If confirmed, Wilson would pin on his fourth star and replace the current vice chief, Gen. David Goldfein, who in turn has been nominated to become the next chief.
Wilson now serves as the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, a position he's held since July 2015.
He joined the Air Force in 1981, and has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, according to service personnel records. Wilson is a bomber pilot, with more than 4,600 hours and 680 combat hours on-board the B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer.
Awards and distinctions Wilson has earned include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, and the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, among others.
Carter also announced the nomination of a new Air Force deputy chief of staff for for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
If confirmed, Maj. Gen. VeraLinn "Dash" Jamieson would also be promoted to lieutenant general.
Maj. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson is nominated to become the Air Force's next deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
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