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Brig Gen Tuohy retiring; Horn is next commander of Washington Air National Guard


A message from Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the adjutant general


After nearly four decades of military service, Brig Gen John Tuohy will retire in August. Please help me congratulate him on a distinguished career and thank him for his invaluable contributions to our state, our nation and the Washington National Guard.

Following his active duty service, Brig Gen Tuohy joined our organization in 1984 and has successfully filled many roles - to include Federal Human Resource Officer, JFHQ Chief and Staff and Commander of the 194th Wing. Most recently, he has been Assistant Adjutant General-Air, commanding the 2,000 men and women of the Washington Air National Guard, while at the same time, leading our team at the Washington Youth Academy. Under his direction, both organizations have been recognized nationally - we are grateful for his leadership and success.

Brig Gen Tuohy will certainly be missed, but his tireless work to pioneer an initiative for a joint cyber training schoolhouse will likely leave us a lasting legacy. I wish him and his wife nothing but the best during retirement to include more time with their growing family and more adventures at their Idaho ranch.

Please help me welcome Col Jeremy "Java" Horn as the next Commander of the Washington Air National Guard. Java is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy who brought his extensive experience and enthusiasm to the Washington National Guard in 2009. He's helped lead the 194th Air Support Operations Group, commanded the 194th Wing and deployed to Afghanistan as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller. He was recently named our Director of Joint Forces, coordinating all Washington Army and Air National Guard domestic response capabilities.

I'm confident in Col Horn's ability to grow our organization and offer him my full support. He's known for his focused dedication, which will help us remain a leader in domestic response capabilities, cyber defense and national security missions.

Again, please help me congratulate both Brig Gen Tuohy and Col Horn as they begin this next chapter. Thank you both for your distinguished service and your selfless contributions to our organization, state and nation!