President nominates Selva to run US Transportation Command
Travis Air force Base welcomes back General Paul J. Selva, Commander, Air Mobility Command, for a brief visit 11 December 2012. As commander of AMC, Gen. Selva leads all mobility air forces comprised of nearly 134,000 personnel from the active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve. During his tenure here at Travis AFB, June 1994 - June 1995, Gen Selva served as Commander, 9th Air Refueling Squadron, later, Deputy Commander, 60th Operations Group, Travis AFB, Calif. (Released - U.S. Air Force Photograph/Heide Couch)
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Gen. Paul Selva, commander of Air Mobility Command, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next commander of U.S. Transportation Command, according to a Pentagon press release.
Selva’s nomination was announced Friday by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. If confirmed by the Senate next month, Selva will succeed Gen. William Fraser III, U.S. Transportation Command’s commander since October 2011.
A 1980 Air Force Academy graduate, Selva has run Air Mobility Command since November 2012, when he got his fourth star. His assignments have included serving at Travis commander of the 9th Air Refueling Squadron in 1994 and as 60th Operations Group commander from August 1988 to July 2000.
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