IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcements


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

Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Goldfein is currently serving as vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.  Brown is currently serving as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.  

Air Force Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach 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.  Wilsbach is currently serving as director, Operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.