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Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner to Step Down as Air Force Commander

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Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner is slated to leave his commander posts at the 24th U.S. Air Force and Air Forces Cyber units, Fifth Domain reported Saturday. Skinner will head to Hawaii to assume the role of J6, command, control, communications and cyber director for the service branch’s Indo-Pacific Command.

Under his current capacity, Skinner manages the execution, coordination and planning of cyber operations within the European, Strategic and Transpiration Commands. Skinner also assisted in repelling Russian cyberattacks during the 2018 midterm polls. The military service plans to combine the 24th and 25th Air Force units into a unified information warfare command.

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