Former Strategic Command exec tapped as director of Air Force space and cyber operations.
Brig. Gen. James McLaughlin has been picked for promotion to director for space and cyber operations, and deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements at Air Force headquarters in Washington, D.C.
He previously served as deputy director for global operations at U.S. Strategic Command headquarters in Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He was responsible to the commander on matters of situational awareness, command and control and integrated plans and operations across space, nuclear and cyber operations.