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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 396-12
May 18, 2012

General Officer Assignments

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

            Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. commander, Air Force Security Assistance Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. 

            Brig. Gen. James E. Haywood, director, strategic plans, programs and analyses, Headquarters 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. 

            Brig. Gen. Stephen T. Denker, commandant, Air Command and Staff College and vice commander, Spaatz Center for Officer Education, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., to director, strategic plans, programs and analyses, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

            Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Deale, commander, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to commandant, Air Command and Staff College and vice commander, Spaatz Center for Officer Education, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. 

            Maj. Gen. Jay G. Santee, principal director, strategic capabilities, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Strategic Capabilities), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to deputy director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.  

            Maj. Gen. James J. Jones, deputy commander, U.S. 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, to director of operations, deputy chief of staff, operations, plans, and requirements, Headquarters U.S Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, commanding general, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Air Training Command-Afghanistan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, to director, operational planning, policy and strategy, deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Donald J. Bacon, commander, 55th Wing, Air Combat Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., to director, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance strategy, plans, doctrine and force development, deputy chief of staff, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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