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Rubeor takes seat as Air Force Safety Center executive director

James T. Rubeor assumed responsibilities today as Deputy Chief of Air Force Safety and executive director of the Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M. He leads the day-to-day operations of the center which develops, implements, executes and evaluates all Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and nuclear surety safety programs.

James T. Rubeor assumed responsibilities today as Deputy Chief of Air Force Safety and executive director of the Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M. He leads the day-to-day operations of the center which develops, implements, executes and evaluates all Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and nuclear surety safety programs.

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- James T. Rubeor assumed responsibilities as Deputy Chief of Air Force safety and executive director of the Air Force Safety Center on Aug. 29.

A member of the Senior Executive Service, Rubeor is also a U.S. Air Force Reserve major general, serving as the special assistant to the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command for Reserve Matters, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.

As Deputy Chief of Safety, Rubeor reports directly to the Air Force Chief of Safety at Headquarters Air Force, Washington, D.C. In his capacity as executive director of the Air Force Safety Center, located here, he leads day-to-day operations of the center, which develops, implements, executes and evaluates all Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and nuclear surety programs.

"Saving lives and preserving combat capability for our Air Force is what we do," Rubeor said. "It's a privilege for me to be able to contribute to the tremendous work that is being done by our Air Force safety professionals."

A 1978 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Rubeor separated from active duty in 1986 and joined the Air Force Reserve's 326th Military Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, Del. Since then, he has commanded at the group, wing and numbered Air Force levels and has served as deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. He is a command pilot with more than 7,500 flying hours.

Rubeor succeeds Roberto I. Guerrero who has been reassigned as Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.