7th Air Force gets new commander in Osan ceremony
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Lt. Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy formally took command Friday of the 7th Air Force.
O’Shaughnessy, transferring to Osan Air Base from director of operations for Pacific Command at Camp H.M. Smith in Hawaii, lauded the 7th Air Force, saying its strength comes from all U.S. and South Korean military components. He was promoted to lieutenant general prior to the change of command ceremony, attended by Pacific Air Forces commander, Gen. Lori J. Robinson.
In an emotional farewell, Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas offered assurances that the 7th Air Force was ready to fight tonight. He had held command of 7th Air Force since January 2012 and is set to retire in February after 35 years in the Air Force.