Harris nominated for third star, AF assistant vice chief of staff position

Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris has been nominated by the president for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as the assistant vice chief of staff and director of the Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris has been nominated by the president for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as the assistant vice chief of staff and director of the Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

WASHINGTON -- Major General Stayce Harris was nominated by President Barack Obama to be promoted to Lieutenant General and become the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director of the Air Staff for the United States Air Force.

The general is currently serving as the commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. She commands more than 15,000 Citizen Airmen, 105 unit-equipped aircraft and worldwide operational missions to include the specialized hurricane hunter, fire suppression and aerial spray missions.

If the Senate confirms the nomination, she will become the first female African-American to ever achieve the rank of lieutenant general for the Air Force.

“Stayce is an outstanding role model for all generations and is a great leaders for all Airmen,” said Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, commander, Air Force Reserve Command.

Harris, a graduate of the University of Southern California, is a command pilot with more than 2,500 hours in numerous aircraft and has received many distinguished awards and decorations in her 34-year career.