Hughesville native to take command of 25th Air Force

Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh, a native of Hughesville, will take command of the 25th Air Force today during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

The 25th Air Force provides multisource intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance products, applications and resources, to include cyber and geospatial forces and expertise. Additionally, it is the Service Cryptologic Component responsible to the National Security Agency/Central Security Service for Air Force matters involving the conduct of cryptologic activities, including the full spectrum of missions directly related to both tactical warfighting and national-level operations.

Haugh and his spouse of 28 years, the former Sherie McCallus, grew up in Hughesville, graduating from Hughesville High School in 1987 and attending college together in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania — Tim Haugh at Lehigh University and Sherie Haugh at Moravian College.

With his family, Haugh has spent the past three years assigned to various leadership posts under U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Most recently, he was commander of Cyber National Mission Force, a position he held since June 2018. As commander, he coordinated the prevention and response to cyber incidents and campaigns perpetrated by threat actors in order to preserve U.S. critical infrastructure and key resources.

Prior to that, Haugh served as the U.S. Cyber Command director of intelligence, 2017-2018, and before that he was the deputy commander of Joint Task Force ARES, executing U.S. Cyber Command’s Counter-ISIS campaign.

The Haugh family took advantage of the proximity to central Pennsylvania while at Fort Meade.

During their assignment in Maryland, the Haugh family was able to spend a good amount of time back home, including multiple stops in Hughesville and State College to visit family and friends before packers came to get prepared for the move to San Antonio.

Haugh’s mother, Leona, and his sisters, Lea Ann and Kelli, still reside in Lycoming County. His father, Bob, served in the Marine Corps as an enlisted navigator. He died in 2009.

Haugh turned over command of the Cyber National Mission Force during a ceremony at Fort Meade on Aug. 21. During the ceremony, Haugh received the Defense Superior Service Medal for his unit’s efforts to improve the nation’s cybersecurity.

Attendees at the change of command from Hughesville included friends from high school, teachers and coaches, friends from Bethany United Methodist Church, as well as his mother and sisters.

Hal and Dawn McCallus, Sherie’s parents, also attended. They are natives of Hughesville who now live in Florida.

Sherie’s grandmother, Doris Rhodes, was unable to attend but was in the family’s thoughts. She is from Montoursville and now lives in Florida.

The Haughs’ children, Michael and Chandler, also attended.

The rest of the Haughs’ extended family — the Rishels and the Haughs — are from Centre County.

The timing of the change of command coincided with the Grange Fair, the premier Centre County fair, which allowed Haugh’s sister, Lea Ann, to rent a bus from Penns Valley High School to Fort Meade to attend the change of command ceremony and then return to central Pennsylvania for the festivities.

Before departing for Texas this week, Haugh was able to make a quick trip to the Grange Fair to see family and have one last hot sausage sandwich.

Although San Antonio is a lot farther away, Haugh and his wife are Pennsylvania State University football season ticket holders and plan to be back for the White Out in October.


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