Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kentucky National Guard to promote Howard P. Hunt to brigadier general

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2006  
Contact Information:  Col. Phil Miller, 502-607-1556, cell 502-229-3258  

WHO:              Maj. Gen. Donald C. Storm, Adjutant General for Kentucky; Howard P.
                        Hunt III, Deputy Adjutant General for Air
WHAT:            Promotion ceremony
WHEN:            2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, September 13, 2006
WHERE:          Kentucky Air National Guard Annex, Grade Lane, Louisville, Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY -- Kentucky National Guard members, friends and family will attend a promotion ceremony for Howard P. Hunt III of Danville today, Wednesday, September 13, at 2 p.m. EDT at the Kentucky Air National Guard Annex on Grade Lane in Louisville. 

Hunt, who was recently appointed the Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC) and Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Air National Guard, will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general by Maj. Gen. Donald C. Storm, Adjutant General for Kentucky.  Hunt assumed the duties of Deputy Adjutant General for Air on September 1st.
Prior to selection as brigadier general, Hunt served as commander of the 123rd Maintenance Group. Under his command, the unit provided aircraft maintenance and flight support functions for the 123rd Airlift Wing during Operation Iraqi Freedom and peacetime missions.

Hunt is a decorated airman with 32 years of military experience, all with the Air National Guard. His awards include the Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star; the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf; the Kentucky and Tennessee Distinguished Service Medals and several federal and state awards. He received his commission in 1974 at Texas Christian University through the Reserved Officer Training Corps and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kentucky State University in 1977.
NOTE:  The Kentucky Air National Guard Annex is located directly across from the Air National Guard base main gate on Grade Lane.  Media parking at the annex will be directed by security personnel.