Lieutenant General (retired) Daniel James III, Past Director Air National Guard Bureau

Lt. Gen. Daniel James III is Director, Air National Guard, Arlington, Va. The general is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting more than 106,800 Guard members in more than 88 flying units and 200 geographically separated units throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

General James earned his commission as a distinguished graduate of the University of Arizona's ROTC program in 1968. The general is a command pilot with approximately 4,000 hours in fighter and trainer aircraft. A combat veteran with two Distinguished Flying Crosses, General Jamescompleted two active-duty tours in Southeast Asia, logging 500 combat hours as a forward air controller and F-4 Phantom aircraft commander.

Prior to becoming ANG Director, General James was the Adjutant General for Texas National Guard headquarters.