Harold Reed promoted to Brigadier General

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Harold Reed, Wyoming Air National Guard chief of staff, has been promoted to Brigadier General. His pinning will take place at 2 p.m., on Saturday, within the Nose Dock at the Wyoming Air National Guard Base, 217 Dell Range Blvd., Cheyenne.

As chief of staff of the Wyoming Air National Guard, Reed oversees all Air Guard personnel at the Joint Forces Headquarters in Wyoming, and supports the programs and agendas of the adjutant general and the assistant adjutant general for air. He is also responsible for the coordination of support functions between the Joint Force Headquarters, and the 153rd Airlift Wing, located at the Wyoming Air National Guard Base, and the 153rd Command and Control Squadron, located at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

Reed most recently served as the senior Air Force representative to the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan. Prior to this assignment he served six and a half years as the 153rd Airlift Wing commander.

"Brig. Gen. Reed will make an excellent general officer within the Wyoming Military Department," said Maj. Gen. Ed Wright, Wyoming's Adjutant General. "His promotion will only further enhance the Wyoming Air National Guard's ability to meet whatever challenges may come our way, as proven during his tenure as the wing commander."

Reed began his military career with six years of active duty service before joining the 153rd Airlift Wing. Reed joined the Wyoming Air National Guard in 1980 as a line navigator.

Reed has served in a number of military positions within the Wyoming Air National Guard including: 153rd Airlift Wing vice commander, 153rd Operations Group commander, 187th Airlift Squadron commander, chief navigator, and standards and evaluation officer. He also possesses a master navigator rating with more than 8,000 hours in C-130 aircraft and 200 hours of combat flying.

As a civilian, Reed has held a position as chief pilot of a small commuter airline with over 5,500 hours in various aircraft.