AFNWC commander pins on second star

  • Published
  • By 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Air Force officials announced April 4 that Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center commander at Kirtland Air Force Base, has been "frocked" to the rank of major general. Frocking military officers is the practice of pinning on a higher rank after selection for that grade but before the actual promotion date. President Barack Obama nominated Finan for promotion to major general and the Senate has confirmed the promotion.

Finan received her Air Force commission in 1985 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School. She has served in a variety of space and nuclear assignments in missile crew operations; training and evaluations; satellite command and control; and satellite operations. The general has held senior staff assignments as the Air Force Global Strike Command Inspector General and the Air Force Space Command Director of Nuclear Operations.

Before her current assignment, she was Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, Office of Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

Finan's biography