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Lt. Gen. John Healy Assumes Leadership of Air Force Reserve Command

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Lt. Gen. John Healy Assumes Leadership of Air Force Reserve Command

John Healy has assumed command of the Air Force Reserve Command and has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.

He took over the responsibilities of Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, who is set to retire after 36 years of service, the Air Force said.

Healy commended Scobee for his leadership and said he plans to continue down the path that he set.

“My priorities and goals are going to be pretty basic and straightforward — ready now, transforming for the future,” Healy said during his change of command ceremony at Robins Air Force Base on Aug. 3.

As AFRC commander, Healy will be responsible for 74,000 reserve airmen and civilians across three numbered air forces. He will also advise the Air Force secretary and chief of staff on reserve matters.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr. said Healy demonstrated success in every leadership role he has held in the Air Force.

Healy most recently serve as deputy to the chief of the Air Force reserve. He has commanded at the squadron, vice wing and numbered air force level, his service biography says.

He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University and a bachelor of arts in communications from the University of Connecticut, where he was commissioned through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program.

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