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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 472-12
June 08, 2012

General Officer Assignments

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

            Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Merchant, commander, Air Armament Center and Air Force program executive officer for weapons, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to program executive officer for weapons, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 

            Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson, program executive officer, business and enterprise systems and director, Enterprise Information Systems Directorate, Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Ala., to program executive officer, command, control and communications information and networks, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. 

            Brig. Gen. Dwyer L. Dennis, director, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and requirements, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to program executive officer for fighters and bombers, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

            Brig. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, commander, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Office of the Surgeon General, San Antonio, Texas, to deputy surgeon general, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Col. Sean L. Murphy, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, deputy assistant surgeon general, Directorate of Healthcare Operations, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va., to commander, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Office of the Surgeon General, San Antonio, Texas. 

            Brig. Gen. Francis L. Hendricks, commander, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas, Texas, to special assistant to deputy chief of staff, manpower, personnel and services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Edward A. Fienga, executive officer to the commander, Air Force Space Command, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to deputy director, programs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Col. Donald E. Kirkland, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, executive officer to the chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

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