WASHINGTON (1/25/13) – Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, Air National Guard director, is scheduled to retire after more than 40 years of military service during a ceremony hosted by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin at the 201st Airlift Squadron in Hangar 8, Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 29 at 1 p.m.
Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau Army Gen. Frank J. Grass and other dignitaries are scheduled to attend.
Wyatt, an Oklahoma Air National Guard member, served as the ANG director since Feb. 1, 2009. He is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 106,700 ANG members in more than 88 wings and 200 geographically-separated units throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.
Wyatt entered the Air Force in 1971 and graduated from undergraduate pilot training at Laredo Air Force Base, Texas, in 1973. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 hours in a variety of aircraft to include the A-7 Corsair II, C-26 Metroliner, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-100 Super Sabre, F-106 Delta Dart, T-33 Shooting Star, T-37 Tweet and T-38 Talon.
Before assuming his position as the ANG director, Wyatt served as the Adjutant General of Oklahoma where he was responsible for commanding units of the Air and Army National Guard.