Col. Scott D. West, a former Cannon Air Force Base wing commander, was among the 29 colonels in line to be considered for promotion to brigadier general.
West now serves as the commander of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
He served as the 27th Wing commander at Cannon and helped oversee the base’s switch last year from a fighter base to a special operations base.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates nominated the officers on Monday.
The promotions must be approved by Congress.