Kirtland general adding second star

April 7th, 2013 at 5:16 pm by under Latest Posts

Air Force Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan is moving up a grade after being nominated for promotion to major general by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Finan, who commands the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, is now wearing her second star after being “frocked,” a military practice of pinning on the higher rank before the actual promotion.

She received her Air Force commission in 1985 after graduating Officer Training School and since then has held assignments related to nuclear, space and satellite operations.

Finan also has held senior staff assignments, most recently in the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington.

Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan.  (US. Air Force photo)

Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan. (US. Air Force photo)

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