IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcements


Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Air Force Maj. Gen. David J. Buck for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Fourteenth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command; and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Buck is currently serving as vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell J. Handy for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Region, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Handy is currently serving as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Defense Region, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Air Force Lt. Gen. John W. Raymond for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy chief of staff, operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Raymond is currently serving as commander, Fourteenth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command; and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as director for operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Wolters is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.