The next head of Air Combat Command, Gen. Hawk Carlisle, will officially take over on Nov. 4, the Air Force announced this week.
Carlisle, who previously was the head of Pacific Air Forces, will take over for retiring ACC commander Gen. Mike Hostage.
Carlisle is a command pilot with 3,600 flying hours in several aircraft. Prior to PACAF, he served as the deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements at Headquarters Air Force in Washington.
Hostage will retire after more than 37 years of service, including more than 4,000 flying hours in fighter aircraft, including more than 600 combat hours in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Prior to ACC, Hostage was commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command and vice commander of Pacific Air Forces.
The new commander of Pacific Air Forces, newly promoted Gen. Lori Robinson, took over in a ceremony on Oct. 16. She previously served as vice commander of ACC.