Saturday, January 30, 2010

Brig. Gen. Paul T. Johnson assigned as the next 451st AEW commander

Brigadier General Paul T. Johnson, 355th Fighter Wing (ACC) commander, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, will become the next commander of the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing (ACC) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, the chief of staff, Air Force announced January 29, 2010, according to an U.S. Department of Defense news release. A time frame of his future assignment is not given for the public at least as of current.


Brig. Gen. Paul T. "PJ" Johnson is a command pilot with more than 2,500 hours in the A-10 Thunderbolt II. Hi-res

(His official USAF bio, current as of August 2009)

Background info:

Brig. Gen. Paul T. Johnson will replace Brig. Gen. Guy M. Walsh (bio) who assumed command of the 451st AEW as their first commander in July 2009. From December 2002 - June 2009, Brig. Gen. Walsh commanded the 175th Wing (Maryland ANG). The 451st Air Expeditionary Group at Kandahar Airfield transitioned to the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing July 2, 2009.

See also:
A-10 Units of Operation Enduring Freedom

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