Army General Officer Nominations dtd October 2011
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
Army Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr., for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Mulholland is currently serving as the commanding general, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Army Brig. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, for appointment to the rank of major general. Thomas is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Army Col. John L. Poppe, for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as chief of the Veterinary Corps of the Army. Poppe is currently serving as chief, Department of Veterinary Science, Academy of Health Sciences, Army Medical Department Center and School, San Antonio, Texas.
The chief of staff, Army announced today the following assignments:
Maj. Gen. Robert M. Brown, deputy for acquisition and systems management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics and technology), Washington, D.C., to commander, Joint Theater Support Contracting Command, U.S. Central Command, Qatar.
Brig. Gen. John W. Charlton, deputy director for politico-military affairs (Middle East), J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to deputy commander, Regional Command-East, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
Brig. Gen. Guy T. Cosentino, deputy commander for regional support, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission - Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, to deputy director for politico-military affairs (Middle East), J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. James C. Lettko, Army National Guard, to deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Cuba.3ƒ4 He most recently served as army chief of staff, New York Joint Force Headquarters, Latham, N.Y.
Brig. Gen. Charles W. Whittington Jr., Army National Guard, to deputy commander, 29th Infantry Division, Towson, Md., to director, Security Partnering, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.