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Release No: 1144-10
December 14, 2010

General Officer Announcements

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

            Air Force Col. Donald J. Bacon has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Bacon is currently serving as the deputy commander, 3rd Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

             Air Force Col. Warren D. Berry has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Berry is currently serving as the assistant deputy director, political-military affairs, Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy, J5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Air Force Col. Casey D. Blake has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Blake is currently serving as the commander, Defense Contract Management  Agency, Lockheed Martin Marietta, Marietta City, Ga.

             Air Force Col. Mark Anthony Brown has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Brown is currently serving as the director, financial management and comptroller, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

             Air Force Col. Stephen A. Clark has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Clark is currently serving as the commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

             Air Force Col. Anthony J. Cotton has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.   Cotton is currently serving as the commander, 34 1st Missile Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. 

             Air Force Col. Thomas H. Deale has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Deale is currently serving as the director, Air Force Colonel Management Office, deputy chief of staff, manpower, personnel and services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

              Air Force Col. Stephen T. Denker has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Denker is currently serving as the commander, Space Operations Wing, Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado, National Reconnaissance Office, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.

             Air Force Col. John L. Dolan has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Dolan is currently serving as the commander, 8th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Kunsan Air Base, Korea.

             Air Force Col. Michael E. Fortney has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Fortney is currently serving as the chief, Nuclear Operations Division, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

             Air Force Col. Peter E. Gersten has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Gersten is currently serving as the commander, 432d Wing and 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

             Air Force Col. Robert P. Givens has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Givens is currently serving as the deputy assistant chief of staff, J3, Air Force Element, U.S. Forces Korea, Yong San AIN, Korea.

             Air Force Col. Thomas F. Gould has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Gould is currently serving as the commander, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

             Air Force Col. Timothy S. Green has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Green is currently serving as the special assistant to the commander, U.S. European Command, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium.

             Air Force Col. Gina M. Grosso has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Grosso is currently serving as the commander, 87th Air Base Wing, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

             Air Force Col. Joseph T. Guastella Jr. has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Guastella is currently serving as the chief, Program Integration Division, deputy chief of staff, Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Col. David A. Harris has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Harris is currently serving as the vice commander, Air Armament Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

             Air Force Col. Daryl J. Hauck has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Hauck is currently serving as the commander and Air Force program executive officer for intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance and special operations forces, 303d Aeronautical Systems Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

             Air Force Col. John M. Hicks has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Hicks is currently serving as the director, Secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Air Force Col. John P. Horner has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Horner is currently serving as the commander, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, Air Combat Command, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

             Air Force Col. Charles K. Hyde has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Hyde is currently serving as the deputy director, intelligence, operations and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.

             Air Force Col. Timothy T. Jex has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Jex is currently serving as the command surgeon, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

             Air Force Col. Patrick C. Malackowski has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Malackowski is currently serving as the commander, 51st Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Osan Air Base, Korea.

             Air Force Col. James R. Marrs has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Marrs is currently serving as the senior military assistant to the under secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Air Force Col. Lawrence M. Martin Jr., has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Martin is currently serving as the deputy director-military, J5/4, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

             Air Force Col. Jeffrey R. McDaniels has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  McDaniels is currently serving as the director, air operations, defensive counterspace for operations, plans and requirements, deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Air Force Col. Mark M. McLeod has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  McLeod is currently serving as the associate director, program integration, deputy chief of staff, logistics, installations and mission support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

             Air Force Col. John K. McMullen has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  McMullen is currently serving as the commander, 3d Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Elmendorf  Air Force Base, Alaska.

             Air Force Col. Linda R. Medler, has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Medler is currently serving as the deputy chief, information officer, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Air Force Col. Matthew H. Molloy has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Molloy is currently serving as the commander, 1st Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

             Air Force Col. Michael T. Plehn has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Plehn is currently serving as the commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

             Air Force Col. Margaret B. Poore has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Poore is currently serving as the senior military assistant to the secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Air Force Col. Thomas J. Sharpy has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Sharpy is currently serving as the director, Air Force general officer management, deputy chief of staff, manpower, personnel and services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Air Force Col. Bradford J. Shwedo has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Shwedo is currently serving as the cyber policy advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, (Global Strategic Affairs) Cyber and Space Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Air Force Col. Richard S. Stapp has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Stapp is currently serving as the chief, Aerospace Sustainment Directorate, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

             Air Force Col. David R. Stilwell has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Stilwell is currently serving as the special assistant to the under secretary of the Air Force, international affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Air Force Col. Roger W. Teague has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Teague is currently serving as the commander, Space Based Infrared Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

             Air Force Col. David C. Uhrich has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Uhrich is currently serving as director, command, control, communications and computer systems, J-6, Headquarters U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

             Air Force Col. Roger H. Watkins has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Watkins is currently serving as the commandant, Squadron Officer College, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

             Air Force Col. Mark W. Westergren has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Westergren is currently serving as deputy chief of staff to the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 

            Air Force Col. Scott J. Zobrist  has been nominated to the grade of brigadier general.  Zobrist is currently serving as the commander, 388th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.