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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 116-11
February 11, 2011

General Officer Announcements

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

             Maj. Gen. William N. McCasland, director of special programs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

             Maj. Gen. Charles W. Lyon, deputy commander-air, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, and commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan, to director of operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

             Brig. Gen. Tod D. Wolters, director of air, space and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to deputy commander-air, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, and commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan.

             Brig. Gen. David D. Thompson, vice commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to director of air, space and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

            Brig. Gen. James J. Jones, who has been selected for the rank of major general, deputy director, operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to deputy commander, Air Forces Central Command; deputy, Combined Force Air Component Commander, U.S. Central Command and vice commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.

             Brig. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., commander, 31st Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Aviano Air Base, Italy, to deputy director, operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

             Col. Scott J. Zobrist, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, 388th  Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to commander, 31st Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Aviano Air Base, Italy.

             Brig. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, deputy commander, political-military affairs, Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, to director for joint integration, Directorate of Operational Capability Requirements, deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

             Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, commander, 18th Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Kadena Air Base, Japan, to deputy director for operations, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

             Col. Matthew H. Molloy, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, 1stFighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., to commander, 18th Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Kadena Air Base, Japan.

            Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., director and program executive officer for the Fighters and Bombers Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to commander, Air Force Security Assistance Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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