Air National Guard getting its 1st female brigadier general
Posted: 12:22 PM, Oct 12, 2018
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Simones
<p>Col. Rebecca O’ Connor, the joint director of intelligence for the Ohio National Guard, was the keynote speaker for the Women’s History Month observance, March 28, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. O' Connor has served more than 30 years in the Ohio National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Simones)</p>
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Air National Guard will soon have its first female brigadier general.
A guard release says Col. Rebecca O'Connor will become brigadier general in the Ohio Air National Guard during a promotion ceremony Friday afternoon in Columbus.
O'Connor also will become the guard's chief of staff.
The guard says O'Connor has served in numerous operational and staff positions and commanded units at the squadron and group level. She has served as commander of the 124th Intelligence Squadron and the 178th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group.
O'Connor also served as vice commander of the 178th Wing at the Springfield Air National Guard Base.
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