IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcements


Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced that the president has made the following nominations:

Air Force Col. David W. Abba has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Abba is currently serving as the commander, 53d Wing, Air Combat Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Air Force Col. Christopher R. Amrhein has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Amrhein is currently serving as the commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing, U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom.

Air Force Col. Charles D. Bolton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bolton is currently serving as the deputy director for Operations and Communications, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Air Force Col. Larry R. Broadwell Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Broadwell is currently serving as the executive officer to the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Terry L. Bullard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bullard is currently serving as the vice commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, Quantico, Virginia.

Air Force Col. Scott A. Cain has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Cain is currently serving as the commander, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Air Force Materiel Command, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.

Air Force Col. Jimmy R. Canlas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Canlas is currently serving as the vice commander, 618th Air Operations Center, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Air Force Col. Julian C. Cheater has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Cheater is currently serving as the commander, 432d Wing and 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.

Air Force Col. Roy W. Collins has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Collins is currently serving as the chief, Strategic Planning Integration Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Colin J. Connor has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Connor is currently serving as the director, Air Force General Officer Management, Office of Air Force Executive Talent Management, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Donald J. Cothern has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Cothern is currently serving as the senior materiel leader and assistant program director, F-35 Development and Production, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Arlington, Virginia.

Air Force Col. David S. Eaglin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Eaglin is currently serving as the vice director of operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. Steven G. Edwards has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Edwards is currently serving as the special assistant to the commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea.

Air Force Col. Troy L. Endicott has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Endicott is currently serving as the commander, 460th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. Gregory J. Gagnon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Gagnon is currently serving as the commander, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Texas, San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force Col. Richard W. Gibbs has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Gibbs is currently serving as the commander, 377th Air Base Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Air Force Col. Jennifer L. Grant has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Grant is currently serving as the commander, 50th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. Stewart A. Hammons has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Stewart is currently serving as the commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Air Force Col. Robert S. Jobe has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Jobe is currently serving as the chief, Program Integration Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. John M. Klein Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Klein is currently serving as a military fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Air Force Research Institute, Air Education and Training Command, New York, New York.

Air Force Col. Gregory Kreuder has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kreuder is currently serving as the commander, 607th Air and Space Operations Center, Pacific Air Forces, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

Air Force Col. Benjamin R. Maitre has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Maitre is currently serving as the director, Legislative Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Matteo G. Martemucci been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Martemucci is currently serving as the commander, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, 25th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Air Force Col. Caroline M. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Miller is currently serving as the chief, Senate Liaison Division, Office of the Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. David A. Mineau has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Mineau is currently serving as the director, Joint and National Security Council Matters, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Paul J. Murray has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Murray is currently serving as the chief of staff, Air Combat Operations, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

Air Force Col. Ty W. Neuman, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Neuman is currently serving as the director, Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Air Force Col. John P. Newberry has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Newberry is currently serving as the senior materiel leader, KC-46 system program manager, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Air Force Col. Jefferson J. O’Donnell has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. O’Donnell is currently serving as the director, Air Force Colonel Management Office, Office of Air Force Executive Talent Management, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Thomas B. Palenske has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Palenske is currently serving as the military assistant to the under secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Evan L. Pettus has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Pettus is currently serving as the commandant, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Air Force Col. Christopher S. Povak has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Povak is currently serving as the commander, Space Operations Wing, National Reconnaissance Office, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. Bradley L. Pyburn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Pyburn is currently serving as the senior executive officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Chad D. Raduege has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Raduege is currently serving as the director, Cyberspace and Information Dominance, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Air Force Col. Michael T. Rawls has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Rawls is currently serving as the commander, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany.

Air Force Col. Ryan R. Samuelson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Samuelson is currently serving as the executive officer to the commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Air Force Col. David J. Sanford has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Sanford is currently serving as the associate director, Resource Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. David G. Shoemaker has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Shoemaker is the executive assistant to the commander, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Air Force Col. Rebecca J. Sonkiss has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Sonkiss is currently serving as the commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Air Force Col. Claude K. Tudor Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Claude is currently serving as the commander, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Air Force Col. Daniel H. Tulley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Tulley is currently serving as the senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Jeffery D. Valenzia has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Valenzia is currently serving as the executive assistant to the commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. John C. Walker has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Walker is currently serving as the director, Joint Staff Legislative Affairs, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Steven P. Whitney has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Whitney is currently serving as the senior materiel leader and director Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.