SPRINGFIELD, IL (12/22/2011)(readMedia)-- Gov. Pat Quinn and Maj. Gen. William L. Enyart, Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, announced last week the appointment of Col. William Cobetto, of Hillsboro, as the Assistant Adjutant General - Air.
As the Illinois National Guard's Assistant Adjutant General- Air, Cobetto is responsible for the command, control and operations of plans and programs affecting more than 3,000 Illinois Air National Guard Airmen located at Scott Air Force Base, Peoria and Springfield. His broad range of responsibilities includes ensuring combat readiness and mission capability of the three air wings and operations units and five mission support units. Cobetto also supervises a full-time force of more than 900 federal and state employees.
Cobetto is currently the acting Assistant Adjutant General – Air and Director of Staff, Illinois Air National Guard, at Camp Lincoln in Springfield.
Cobetto received his commission in 1985 from the Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, Tenn. During his career he has served in several key positions including the 183rd Fighter Wing Mission Support Group Commander and the 183rd Fighter Wing Comptroller. Additionally, Cobetto mobilized in 2003 and served at the Pentagon assisting the Air Force Crisis Action Team and the Secretary of the Air Force Financial Management.
Cobetto replaces Brig. Gen. James Schroeder, who served in the position until April 2011.
The Change of Command ceremony will take place in the future.