U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, commander of the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, has received nomination as commander of the U.S. Transportation Command.
The Defense Department said Friday McDew will still be assigned at Scott AFB after his nomination pushes through.
The general was promoted to his current rank in May 2014 after two years as lieutenant general and commander of the 18th Air Force also at Scott AFB.
He has held other staff assignments, including as Air Force aide to the president from 1994 to 1996 and vice director for strategic plans and policy for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon from 2009 to 2010.
McDew also served as commander of the Air Force District of Washington at Andrews Air Force Base as well as director of public affairs and chief of the Air Force Senate Liaison Division, both under the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
Last year, he completed a “Leadership at the Peak” course in Colorado and a cyber operations executive course at Air University in Alabama.
McDew is a recipient of several awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal and Armed Forces Service Medal.