IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcement


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

Air Force Maj. Gen. Duke Z. Richardson for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Richardson is currently serving as Air Force program executive officer for presidential airlift recapitalization, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.