"WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has nominated the next leader of Air Force Global Strike Command, which oversees the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and strategic bombers.
"Lt. Gen. Timothy Ray, the current deputy commander for U.S. European Command in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, has been tapped, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Thursday.
"If confirmed, Ray would be pin on his fourth star and relocate to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
"Ray would replace current commander Gen. Robin Rand, who has led Global Strike Command since July 2015.
"Ray is an Air Force Academy graduate who has operational experience flying the T-38 and B-52, including as an instructor and squadron commander. As the wing commander of the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, he also spent time piloting the B-1. He served as commander of NATO Air Training Command in Afghanistan in 2011. From 2012 to 2015, he worked in the Pentagon under the service’s acquisition head and the deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements." - Defense News, 3.2.2018