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Release No: 201-10
March 15, 2010

General Officer Announcement

(REPOSTED)
 
                Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
                Air Force Col. David W. Allvin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Allvin is currently serving as the military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, N.Y.
 
                Air Force Col. Balan R. Ayyar has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Ayyar is currently serving as the military assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 
 
                Air Force Col. Thomas W. Bergeson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bergeson is currently serving as the commander, 3rd Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
 
                Air Force Col. Jack L. Briggs II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Briggs is currently serving as the director, inspections, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Rosslyn, Va.
 
                Air Force Col. James S. Browne has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Browne is currently serving as the commander, 325th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
 
                Air Force Col. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bunch is currently serving as the vice commander, Air Armament Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
 
                Air Force Col. Theresa C. Carter has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Carter is currently serving as the director, installations and mission support, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 
 
                Air Force Col. Scott L. Dennis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Dennis is currently serving as the deputy director, air operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
                Air Force Col. John W. Doucette has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Doucette is currently serving as the special assistant to the director of the joint staff for general officer and flag officer matters, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 
 
                Air Force Col. Sandra E. Finan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Finan is currently serving as the inspector general, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
 
                Air Force Col. Donald S. George has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. George is currently serving as the commander, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Headquarters Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
 
                Air Force Col. Jerry D. Harris, Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Harris is currently serving as the assistant director of operations, plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
 
                Air Force Col. Kevin J. Jacobsen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Jacobsen is currently serving as the director, special investigations, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Inspector General, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
                Air Force Col. Scott W. Jansson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Jansson is currently serving as the vice commander, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
 
                Air Force Col. Richard A. Klumpp, Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Klumpp is currently serving as the inspector general, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
 
                Air Force Col. Leslie A. Kodlick has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kodlick is currently serving as the director, public affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
                Air Force Col. Gregory J. Lengyel has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Lengyel is currently serving as the commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
 
                Air Force Col. James F. Martin Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Martin is currently serving as the director, air force budget programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
                Air Force Col. Robert D. McMurry has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. McMurry is currently serving as the commander, airborne laser program, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
 
                Air Force Col. Edward M. Minahan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Minahan is currently serving as the executive officer to the deputy commander, U.S. European Command, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.
 
                Air Force Col. Jon A. Norman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Norman is currently serving as the special assistant to the vice commander, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
 
                Air Force Col. James N. Post III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Post is currently serving as the commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
 
                Air Force Col. Steven M. Shepro has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Shepro is currently serving as the commander, 316th Wing, Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
 
                Air Force Col. Jay B. Silveria has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Silveria is currently serving as the commander, 48th Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom. 
 
                Air Force Col. David D. Thompson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Thompson is currently serving as the director, Space Forces, Air Forces Central, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid, Qatar.
 
                Air Force Col. William J. Thornton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Thornton is currently serving as the commander, 412th Test Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
 
                Air Force Col. Kenneth E. Todorov has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Todorov is currently serving as the executive officer to the commander, U.S. Northern Command, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. 
 
                Air Force Col. Linda R. Urrutia-Varhall has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Urrutia-Varhall is currently serving as the senior military assistant to the under secretary of defense (intelligence), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
                Air Force Col. Burke E. Wilson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Wilson is currently serving as the commander, 45th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.

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