|USAF Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh to retire 1 July.
Air Force Sets Retirement Date For Chief of Staff Gen. Welsh
Defense News reports that General Mark Welsh, the U.S. Air Force Chief
of Staff, is slated to reture on 1 July 2016. Welsh was commissioned as an Air Force officer in June 1976, and became chief of staff
in August 2012. Pentagon
watchers believe the top three candidates to replace Welsh are Gen. Darren McDew, head of U.S. Transportation Command, Air
Combat Command head Gen. Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle, and Air Force Space Command head Gen. John Hyten.