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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 369-10
May 07, 2010

General Officer Announcement

                Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

                Air Force Col. Jeffrey L. Harrigian has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Harrigian is currently serving as the commander, 49th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

                Air Force Col. John F. Newell III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Newell is currently serving as the director, secretary of the Air Force/Air Force Chief of Staff Executive Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

                Air Force Col. Mark C. Nowland has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Nowland is currently serving as the commander, 71st Flying Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.

                Air Force Col. Robert D. Thomas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Thomas is currently serving as the commander, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Air Mobility Command, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.

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