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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 473-12
June 08, 2012

General Officer Announcements

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

            Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as director, force structure, resources and assessment, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Ramsay is currently serving as commander, Eighteenth Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 

            Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas W. Travis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as surgeon general of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Travis is currently serving as deputy surgeon general, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Air Force Maj. Gen. Darren W. McDew has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Eighteenth Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  McDew is currently serving as commander, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Md. 

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Timothy M. Ray has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Ray is currently serving as the 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.