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The Department of Defense announced that Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, commander, 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has been reassigned to vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.He will be replaced by  Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas.
The Department of Defense announced that Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, commander, 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has been reassigned to vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.He will be replaced by Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas. (U.S. Air Force)
The Department of Defense announced that Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, commander, 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has been reassigned to vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.He will be replaced by  Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas.
The Department of Defense announced that Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, commander, 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has been reassigned to vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.He will be replaced by Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas. (U.S. Air Force)
The Department of Defense announced that Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, deputy director, future joint force development, Joint Staff, Suffolk, Va., will be the next commander of the 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, replacing Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente who will be the  vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
The Department of Defense announced that Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, deputy director, future joint force development, Joint Staff, Suffolk, Va., will be the next commander of the 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, replacing Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente who will be the vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. (Department of Defense)
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy has been selected for the grade of major general and to be director of strategic plans, requirements and programs at Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., according to a DOD release. Sharpy was the director of plans, programs and analyses, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for nearly three years before moving to his current assignment as vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command at Scott last August.
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy has been selected for the grade of major general and to be director of strategic plans, requirements and programs at Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., according to a DOD release. Sharpy was the director of plans, programs and analyses, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for nearly three years before moving to his current assignment as vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command at Scott last August. (U.S. Air Force)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base will be getting a new commander, the Pentagon has announced.

Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas has been tapped to replace Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, the wing’s leader since June 2013.

The leadership change was announced by the Air Force chief of staff and released by the Defense Department Monday.

A wing spokesman at Ramstein said a change-of-command ceremony would likely be held sometime in early June.

Thomas is currently serving as the Joint Staff future joint force development deputy director in Suffolk, Va. He has had two former assignments at Ramstein: From July 2006 to July 2007, he was deputy commander of the 603rd Air and Space Operations Center, and from July 2007 to July 2009, he commanded the 86th Operations Group.

Mordente has been selected as the next vice commander of 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

He’ll replace Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy, who also has Ramstein ties. Sharpy has been selected for the grade of major general and to be director of strategic plans, requirements and programs at Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott, the DOD said in a news release. Sharpy was the director of plans, programs and analyses, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, at Ramstein for nearly three years before moving to his current assignment at Scott last August.

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