IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcement


Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced today that the president made the following nomination:

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters for appointment to the grade of general while serving as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.  NATO has also agreed to appoint Gen. Wolters as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.  Gen. Wolters is currently serving as commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe; commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; commander, Allied Air Command; and director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre.  In addition to the NATO position, Gen. Wolters will be assigned as commander, U.S. European Command.