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Release No: 587-07
May 15, 2007

General Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Army Col. Robert B. Abrams for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the commanding general, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Ralph O. Baker for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as assistant deputy director for politico-military affairs, (Middle East), J-5, The Joint Staff Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Allen W. Batschelet for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief of staff, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            Army Col. Peter C. Bayer, Jr. for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va.
 
            Army Col. Arnold N.G. Bray for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as advisor to the Iraqi army commander, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Army Col. Jeffrey S. Buchanan for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
 
            Army Col. Robert A. Carr for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as assistant director for intelligence, J-2, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Gary H. Cheek for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief, Strategic Planning Division for the War on Terrorism, J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
            Army Col. Kendall P. Cox Sr. for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive director, Office of the Chief Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. William T. Crosby for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as project manager, cargo helicopter, Program Executive Office, Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
 
            Army Col. Anthony G. Crutchfield for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va.
 
            Army Col. Joseph P. Disalvo for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief, plans and policy, Iraq Division, J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Brian J. Donahue for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Patrick J. Donahue II for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the vice chief of staff, Army, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Peter N. Fuller for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as project manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, program executive officer, Ground Combat Systems, Warren, Mich.
 
            Army Col. William K. Fuller for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as director of operations, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            Army Col. Walter M. Golden Jr. for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Ala.
 
            Army Col. Patrick M. Higgins for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as director, Joint Interagency Task Force, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            Army Col. Frederick B. Hodges for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief of staff, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            Army Col. Charles W. Hooper for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently enroute to U.S. Defense Attaché Office, Defense Intelligence Agency, China.
 
            Army Col. Brian R. Layer for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the deputy chief of staff, G-4, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Richard C. Longo for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
 
            Army Col. Alan R. Lynn for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the chief information officer/G-6, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. David L. Mann for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Center and Fort Bliss, Fort Bliss, Texas.
 
            Army Col. Lloyd Miles for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the chief of staff of the Army, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Mark A. Milley for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as military assistant to the secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. John W. Nicholson Jr. for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as commander, 3d Brigade Combat Team/Task Force Spartan, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Army Col. Henry J. Nowak for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as defense and Army attaché, Defense Attaché Office, Warsaw, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Raymond P. Palumbo for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently a director, J-5, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
 
            Army Col. Gary S. Patton for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief of staff, 25th Infantry Division (light), Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Army Col. Mark W. Perrin for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, G-2, U.S. Army Pacific Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
 
            Army Col. William E. Rapp for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief, Initiatives Group, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Army Col. Thomas J. Richardson for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.
 
            Army Col. Steven L. Salazar for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as commander, Operations Group, National Training Center, Headquarters, Operations Group, Fort Irwin, Calif.
 
            Army Col. David A. Teeples for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive assistant to the chairman, Joint Chief of Staff, Office of The Joint Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C.
 
            Army Col. Raymond A. Thomas III for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as chief of staff, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            Army Col. Paul L. Wentz for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as executive officer to the commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.
 
            Army Col. Larry D. Wyche for promotion to the grade of brigadier general. He is currently serving as commander, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (light), Fort Drum, N.Y.

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