Congressman Mike Turner (OH-3) released the following statement upon the news that the Senate Armed Services Committee has favorably reported the nomination of Lt. General Janet Wolfenbarger (USAF), to the full Senate. Wolfenbarger, who has been nominated for appointment to the grade of general, is set to become the first female four star general in the U.S. Air Force and the Commander of Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She is currently the Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, and had previously served as Vice-Commander of AFMC.

“I am very glad that Lt Gen. Wolfenbarger’s nomination to commander of AFMC has been sent to the full Senate for approval. Born in Greene County and having already served at Wright-Patt, she is not only an example of the best of our community, but someone who understands the important role the base plays in Ohio and the nation’s security. AFMC will be critical in the coming years as budgets tighten and we continue to equip the best trained men and women in uniform the world has ever known. Upon confirmation by the full Senate, I look forward to working with her to continue the success Wright-Patt has seen over the past several decades.”