New EAG Director Takes Over

Due to his appointment as the Chief of Staff of the Spanish Air Force (Ejercito Del Aire) General Javier Salto Martínez-Avial formally took over as Director of the EAG on 31 March 2017, following FOTO OFICIAL JEMA SALTOthe retirement of the previous Spanish air chief and EAG Director Gen Javier Arnaiz. General Salto began his military career as a fighter pilot and has worked as part of many multi-national operations and organisations, including NATO. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the EAG and his first key EAG engagement will be to chair the EAG Steering Group this summer. The role of Director of the EAG is shared between the chiefs of the seven EAG air forces, on a rotational basis every two years and Gen Alto is forecast to continue as the Director of the EAG until the next scheduled rotation with Italy in early 2018.

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