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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 806-09
October 16, 2009

General Officer Assignments

The chief of staff, Air Force announced today the following assignments.

 

Maj. Gen. Hank C. Morrow, commander, 1st Air Force, Air Combat Command, and commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to U.S. defense representative, U.S. Liaison Office, U.S. Central Command, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

 

Maj. Gen. Garry C. Dean, deputy Inspector general of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to commander 1st Air Force, Air Combat Command, and commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

 

Maj. Gen. Harold L. Mitchell, mobilization assistant to the commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to deputy inspector general of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

 

Brig. Gen. Marvin T. Smoot, director, manpower, personnel and services, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to commandant, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, Va.

 

Brig. Gen. Mark W. Graper, commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to vice commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

 

Col. Jerry P. Martinez, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, inspector general, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to deputy commander, political-military affairs, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.