President Trump has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Glen VanHerck, director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to lead the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). VanHerck will receive the rank of general upon his confirmation for the role, the Department of Defense (DoD), said Monday.
He joined the Joint Staff in 2017 as vice director for strategy, plans and policy. Prior to his current role, VanHerck led the Air Force Warfare Center as commander and held the role of director for operations at Air Force Global Strike Command.
VanHerck logged more than 3,200 flight hours as a command pilot for various aircraft including the T-1A, T-6A and T-37 systems.