9/27/2012 - Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson (right) became chief of Air Force Reserve and assumed command of Air Force Reserve Command in a ceremony July 30 at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. He replaced Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., who retired from the Air Force with 39 years of military service after the change of command. Stenner had served as chief and commander since June 2008. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer officiated the ceremony. Jackson is a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed more than 14 years on active duty, including flying tours in Europe and the Pacific, before joining the Air Force Reserve in 1992. The general has held numerous wing leadership and command positions, as well as staff assignments at Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command and Headquarters U.S. Air Force.