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USAF General Officer Assignments: May 2010

The Chief of Staff, Air Force announced today the following assignments:

Maj. Gen. Gregory A. Feest, commander, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, to Air Force chief of safety, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C./commander, Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

Maj. Gen. Mark S. Solo, commander, 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to commander, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Cox, commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., to commander, 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Brig. Gen. Richard M. Clark, vice commander, 8th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Brig. Gen. Scott D. West, chief of staff, Joint Warfare Centre, Supreme Allied Command for Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Stavanger, Norway, to vice commander, 13th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

Brig. Gen. Steven J. DePalmer, vice commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to chief of staff, Joint Warfare Centre, Supreme Allied Command for Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Stavanger, Norway.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nomination:

Air Force Col. Scott A. Vander Hamm has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Vander Hamm is currently serving as the assistant deputy director, global operations, J-39, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

The chief of staff, Air Force announced today the following assignment:

Col. Jon A. Norman, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, to vice commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Norman is currently serving as special assistant to the commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Air Force Col. Jeffrey L. Harrigian has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Harrigian is currently serving as the commander, 49th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

Air Force Col. John F. Newell III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Newell is currently serving as the director, secretary of the Air Force/Air Force Chief of Staff Executive Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Col. Mark C. Nowland has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Nowland is currently serving as the commander, 71st Flying Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.

Air Force Col. Robert D. Thomas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Thomas is currently serving as the commander, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Air Mobility Command, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nomination

Air Force Maj. Gen. Frank K. Kisner, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Special Operations Headquarters, SHAPE, Belgium. Kisner is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command Europe/director, Special Operations, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

The chief of staff, Air Force announced today the following assignments:

Brig. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, who has been selected for the rank of major general, to director of operations, deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Franklin is currently serving as commander, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Balad, Iraq,

Brig. Gen. Kurt F. Neubauer, commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to commander, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Balad, Iraq

Col. Jerry D. Harris Jr., who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, to commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Harris is currently serving as assistant director, operations, plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

Brig. Gen. Bryan J. Benson, commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Col. Edward M. Minahan, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, to commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Minahan is currently serving as executive officer to the deputy commander, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

Col. Donald S. George, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, to director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. George is currently serving as commander, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Col. Gregory J. Lengyel, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, to executive assistant to supreme allied commander, Europe, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Mons, Belgium. Lengyel is currently serving as commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

The chief of staff, Air Force announced today the following assignments:

Maj. Gen. Noel T. Jones, deputy chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md., to director, J5, U.S. Forces-Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, Iraq.

Brig. Gen. Jim H. Keffer, deputy director for intelligence, CJ2, U.S. Forces-Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, Iraq, to deputy chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Brig. Gen. Scott A. Bethel, deputy director of intelligence, operations and nuclear integration for technical training, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, to director, strategy, integration and doctrine, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller, deputy commander, Combined Air Operations Center 6, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Eskisehir, Turkey, to commander, 81st Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

James J Carey
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jim Carey


National Chairman
RADMCarey@aol.com

John A. Dubia
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
John A. Dubia


ARMY Board Member &
ARMY Vice Chairman

jdubia@verizon.net

Gordon Nash
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Jack W. Klimp


Board Member: USMC
klimpj@aol.com

Steve Kunkle
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
James B. Godwin III


Board Member: NAVY
gibgodwin@gmail.com

Robert Wray
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Robert Wray


VCHMN: NAVY
robert.wray@bluestarvets.us

Mark Beesley
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Mark Beesley


Board Member: USAF
magicm@verizon.net

Ted F. Bowlds
Lieutenant General [Ret.]
Ted F. Bowlds


VCHMN: USAF
tbowlds@gmail.com

Norman Sauders
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Norm Saunders


Board Member: USCG
normsaunders@gmail.com

Jeff Hathaway
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Jeff Hathaway


VCHMN: USCG
jhathaway@aol.com

Edward Rodriguez
Major General [Ret.]
Donna Barbisch, USA


Board Member At Large
db@donnabarbisch.com

Edward Rodriguez
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Ed Rodriguez, USAF


Corporate Secretary
edrodriguezjr@cox.net

Greg Feest
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
Donald P. Loren, USN


Treasurer & Board Member
MLoren4626@aol.com

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