Air Guard Director Wyatt to Retire

(Jan. 28, 2013) Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, the Air National Guard director, is scheduled to retire during a ceremony Tuesday hosted by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin at the 201st Airlift Squadron in Hangar 8, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau Army Gen. Frank J. Grass and other dignitaries are scheduled to attend.

Wyatt, an Oklahoma Air National Guard member, became the Air Guard director on Feb. 1, 2009.

Lt. Gen. Stanley E. "Sid" Clarke III has taken over the reins from Wyatt.

 Wyatt entered the Air Force in 1971 and graduated from undergraduate pilot training at Laredo Air Force Base, Texas, in 1973. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 hours in a variety of aircraft to include the A-7 Corsair II, C-26 Metroliner, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-100 Super Sabre, F-106 Delta Dart, T-33 Shooting Star, T-37 Tweet and T-38 Talon.

Before assuming his position as the director, Wyatt served as the adjutant general of Oklahoma.