Lieutenant General Alexus Grynkewich, Commander, Ninth Air Force

Lieutenant General Alexus Grynkewich 

Director, U.S. Army National Guard

Alexus G. “Grynch” Grynkewich earned an undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He holds an M.A. In history from the University of Georgia, and has completed many other courses afforded him through the U.S. military. He did his pilot training at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma and was an F-16C student at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. He later became an F-16C instructor pilot. 

In addition to assignments in the  U.S., he has been stationed in South Korea and Germany, rising through the ranks until the present when in July 2022 he became Commander, Ninth Air Force, and Combined Forces Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command. He has also held a number of staff assignments. 

He is a command pilot with more than 2,300 flying hours, primarily in the F-16C and F-22A. 

In the News…

Top military officials expect further aggression from Iran-funded militias in the Middle East as the country gets closer than ever to nuclear capabilities. U.S. Air Force Lt. General Alexus Grynkewich raised concerns over Iran’s expanding nuclear capabilities last week. 

Recent reports out of Tehran point to the nation stockpiling nuclear fuel and establishing advanced technology previously prohibited under the now abandoned Iran Nuclear Deal. 

The lieutenant general said, “If Iran were to get a nuclear weapon, I think it would be a very destabilizing thing for the entire region. We’re obviously watching that very closely and will be ready for whatever the outcome is.” 


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