U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen.Â Terrence OâShaughnessy has been nominated to the roles of commander of the Pacific Air Forces, air component commander of theÂ U.S. Pacific Command andÂ executive director of the Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff.
The Defense Department said Friday O’Shaughnessy, current deputy commander of the United Nations Command Korea, has also beenÂ designated for aÂ promotion to the rank of general.
The 30-year veteran will succeed Gen. Lori Robinson, who became headÂ of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command in May.
O’Shaughnessy served as a command pilot with more than 3,000 recorded flight hours in the F-16 Fighting Falcon throughout his career that includes stints with theÂ 35th Fighter Squadron,Â 555th Fighter Squadron,Â 510th Fighter Squadron,Â 57th Adversary Tactics Group andÂ 57th Wing.
He has also received awards and decorationsÂ such as theÂ Legion of Merit, Defense SuperiorÂ Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Armed ForcesÂ Expeditionary Medal, Combat Readiness Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.