FAIRFIELD — Lt. Gen. Darren McDew was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the next commander of Air Mobility Command, which has its headquarters at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
The Senate on Monday also confirmed McDew, 53, to receive a fourth star. McDew has commanded the 18th Air Force, which also has its headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, since 2012.
McDew replaces Gen. Paul Selva, who has been nominated to serve as the next commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, a joint services command based at Scott Air Force Base.
Once confirmed by the Senate, Selva will replace Gen. William Fraser III, the transportation command’s current commander.
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