Illinois Air National Guard gets new Chief of Staff
Col. Clayton W. Moushon of East Peoria to be promoted to brigadier general
SPRINGFIELD, IL (03/04/2014)(readMedia)-- Col. Clayton W. Moushon of East Peoria, Ill., has been appointed as the Illinois Air National Guard's Chief of Staff by Brig. Gen. Daniel M. Krumrei, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard and will be promoted to brigadier general.
"This is a great opportunity for Colonel Moushon in his service through the Illinois Air National Guard, a great day for his family and friends and an important step into the future for the Illinois National Guard," said Krumrei. "He served as an adviser in combatant commands and strategic commands. He understands our transformational environment and will provide insight, leadership and guidance during a time of tremendous change."
Moushon served more than 25 years in the Air National Guard and was the Air National Guard Assistant to the Staff Judge Advocate, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. In this position, he was the principal adviser and liaison to the Headquarters Air Mobility Command Staff Judge Advocate on Air National Guard legal matters. In addition, he served as a senior representative on the Judge Advocate General's Air National Guard Council, providing leadership, strategic planning and management of the entire Air National Guard Judge Advocate program, encompassing more than 440 judge advocates and paralegals at Air National Guard legal offices throughout the United States.
Moushon is a civilian practitioner in East Peoria, Ill., where he is a transactional attorney specializing in corporate, commercial real estate and development transactions.
"This is an exciting opportunity to serve the organization in a position of greater responsibility and be a part of an amazing command team," said Moushon. "I am humbled by the support of my leadership and family and I look forward to the future challenges and achievements."
Moushon was born in Peoria, Ill., and received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1986. Moushon is a member of the Illinois Bar Association. He is married to Yvonne Joy Yoder. They live in East Peoria, Ill., and have four children, Nikolaus, Chelsey, Jacob and Mitchell.
"Clay will be a great Chief of Staff and member of our state command team," Said Brig. Gen. William Cobetto, Assistant Adjutant General- Illinois Air National Guard. "He has grown up in the Illinois Air National Guard and has served in many commands and his experience and relationships are invaluable to our organization."