Brig. Gen. Jeffery Valenzia takes command of TAAC-Air

Maj. Gen. Barry R. Cornish, commander of 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan, presents the Train Advise Assist Command-Air guidon to Brig. Gen. Jeffery Valenzia who assumed command of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base, Kabul.
8 Jun 2019

KABUL, Afghanistan. Brig. Gen. Jeffery Valenzia officially took command of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing (Train Advise Assist Command-Air) at Forward Operating Base Oqab, Kabul, Afghanistan, June 4, 2019.

The 438 AEW’s mission is to train advise and assist our Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable, sustainable Afghan Air Force.

Maj. Gen. Barry R. Cornish, commander of 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan, presided over the change of command ceremony.

Valenzia is coming from serving as the executive assistant to the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command. He earned his commission in 1994 from the Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 075 at San Diego State University.

Brigadier General Jeffery D. Valenzia


 

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