President Trump has nominated Maj. Gen. Michael Loh, adjutant general of the Colorado National Guard and executive director of the state's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, to be the Air National Guard's next director.
Loh is also in line to receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Monday. He supervises DMVA's personnel, readiness, real property, equipment and fiscal resources as well as training programs meant to address federal and state missions.
The Air Force Academy graduate spent seven years as an F-16 aircraft instructor and strike pilot with U.S. Air Forces Europe at Luke AF Base in Arizona. He logged more than 3,200 hours aboard the F-16A/B/C/D jets.
Prior to his current capacity, Loh served as National Guard assistant to the chief of Air Combat Command at Langley AFB in Virginia. He would succeed Lt. Gen. Scott Rice if the Senate approves the nomination.