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Release No: 1028-11
December 16, 2011

General Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

            Air Force Col. Jeffrey K. Barnson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the director of strategic plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

            Air Force Col. Abel Barrientes has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the director for operations, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

            Air Force Col. Kimberly A. Crider has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the director of communications and information and chief information officer, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

            Air Force Col. Theron G. Davis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as assistant deputy director for strategic logistics, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Col. Christopher L. Eddy has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the European Command assistant director for intelligence, Stuttgart Air Base, Germany.

            Air Force Col. Lyman L. Edwards has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as deputy director for strategy, plans and policy, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

            Air Force Col. John C. Flournoy Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as commander, 349th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

            Air Force Col. Kathryn J. Johnson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as associate director of logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Col. Kenneth D. Lewis Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as commander, 433rd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

            Air Force Col. Stephen J. Linsenmeyer Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as commander, 910th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio.

            Air Force Col. Vincent M. Mancuso has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the director of operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Col. Udo K. McGregor has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.

            Air Force Col. Eric S. Overturf has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as commander, 442nd Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

            Air Force Col. Karen A. Rizzuti has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as vice commander, 10th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas.

            Air Force Col. Vincent M. Saroni has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the Air Force civil engineer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Col. James P. Scanlan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.