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Governor appoints Carrollton man

A Carrollton man has been appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to serve as Acting Adjutant General of Virginia.

Brigadier General Wayne A. Wright is the Chief of Staff of the Virginia Air National Guard. His responsibilities have included the establishment of command and control policy of the Virginia Air National Guard to include the Joint Force Headquarters, 192d Fighter Wing, 203rd REDHORSE Squadron, and the 200th Weather Flight, ensuring both peacetime and wartime readiness capabilities.

Wright has held various leadership and command positions at the squadron, group, wing and major command levels. His past duty assignments have involved operations, as well as formal training of United States Air Force and allied command and control personnel. He is a Master Air Battle Manager with qualifications in six ground-based command and control systems, including joint and allied systems.

Wright entered the U.S. Air Force and received his commission in 1981 after graduating from the University of South Carolina. He obtained a Master of Sciences degree in International Relations from Troy State University.

He is a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Air War College. His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Force and Army Commendation medals. General Wright has been involved with the Virginia National Guard since 2003.

General Wright lives in Carrollton, is married and has four children.