Mon., July 30, 2012 11:29am (EDT)

Air Force Reserve Gets New Chief
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  —  
Thousands of Air Force reservists across the U.S. are getting a new commander at their Georgia headquarters Monday. (Photo Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker / U.S. Air Force.)
Thousands of Air Force reservists across the U.S. are getting a new commander at their Georgia headquarters Monday. (Photo Courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker / U.S. Air Force.)
Thousands of Air Force reservists across the U.S. are getting a new commander at their Georgia headquarters.

Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson is scheduled to take over as leader of the Air Force Reserve Command in a ceremony Monday. The command is based at Robins Air Force Base south of Macon.

As commander, Jackson will be in charge of supervising 71,400 Americans who serve in the Air Force Reserves. The job makes Jackson the top adviser on reservist issues to the Air Force chief of staff.

Jackson has served at the Pentagon as deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve since 2010.

He replaces Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., the reserve commander since 2008, who is retiring after 39 years of military service.