General Officer Assignments
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:
Brig. Gen. Albert M. Elton II, who has been selected to the grade of major general, from deputy commanding general, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to deputy director for special operations, counterterrorism, J-37, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
Maj. Gen. Peter E. Gersten, deputy commander, operations and intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force, Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; and commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Levant, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia, to deputy assistant secretary for programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel, commander, Special Operations Command Europe; and director, Special Operations Directorate, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, to deputy commanding general, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Brig. Gen. Kirk W. Smith, director, plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida, to director, force management and development, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.