Brigadier General Les Lombard has succeeded Brig Gen Anton Kriegler as the General Officer Commanding the Air Force Command Post (AFCP).
Kriegler has been in the position since October 2006. “The post is the most senior officer commanding post in the SAAF and reports to the General Officer Commanding Air Command directly,” an Air Force news release says.
The GOC AFCP is “responsible for coordinating, monitoring and control of supported air power capabilities for force preparation for Chief of the Air Force; for employment, monitoring and control of supported combat ready air power capabilities in order to conduct internal and external air operations as tasked by Chief Joint Operations.
“Furthermore, to employ a ready and supported mode of air transport for the President, Deputy President, Minister of Defence, Deputy Minister of Defence, other cabinet ministers and deputy ministers as governed in the Cabinet Memorandum for VVIP Air Transport”.