NEWS | April 30, 2021

Director of the Air National Guard promotes Colorado Air National Guard commander to major general

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs CONG

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Director of the Air National Guard U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, a Colorado Guardsman, will promote Colorado Air National Guard Maj. Gen. (select) Floyd W. Dunstan in a formal ceremony at Hangar 909, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, May 1, at 3 p.m.

Dunstan has been selected to serve as the next Air National Guard assistant to the commander, Air Education and Training Command, based at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

 “General Dunstan is an inspirational leader” Loh said.  “He develops Airmen of character - the foundation of a lethal force - and will continue his excellent service in Air Education and Training Command.”

Dunstan was the Assistant Adjutant General-Air and Commander of the Colorado Air National Guard. He was the principle advisor to The Adjutant General of Colorado for all Colorado Air National Guard matters. Dunstan was responsible for the mission readiness and operational effectiveness across a broad spectrum of programs and activities involving over 1,600 military personnel serving at four locations within Colorado. In this role, Dunstan oversaw development of operationally trained, equipped, and mission ready forces in support of national defense requirements and emergency response, relief, and recovery operations throughout Colorado.

Dunstan began his career as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1987. He served as an F/A-18 pilot, instructor pilot, squadron Weapons and Tactics Instructor, and as a MAWTS-1 F/A-18 Instructor. He joined the Colorado Air National Guard in 1998 as a Traditional Guardsman and has served throughout the Colorado Air National Guard at the squadron, wing, and headquarters level. Dunstan commanded the 120th Fighter Squadron in 2008 and led the squadron on a combat deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his current assignment, he was the 140th Wing Commander. Dunstan is a command pilot with more than 4,100 hours in the F-16, F/A-18, and F-5 and 350 combat hours flying in Operations Northern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small, socially-distanced group of CONG leaders and invited guests will observe the ceremony which will also be broadcast live via the 140th Wing Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/140WG.