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Release No: 956-12
December 07, 2012

General Officer Announcements

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

            Air Force Maj. Gen. Gregory A. Biscone for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief, Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan (ODR-P), U.S. Central Command, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan.  Biscone is currently serving as director, global operations, Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. 

            Air Force Brig. Gen. William B. Binger has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general and for assignment as commander, 10th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas. 

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Keith D. Kries has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, 8th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. 

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Maryanne Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general and for assignment as deputy director for partnership strategy, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Jane C. Rohr has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. 

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Patricia A. Rose has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Jocelyn M. Seng has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general and for assignment as military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Sheila Zuehlke has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Md. 

            Air Force Col. Lisa A. Naftzger-Kang has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the assistant Air Force surgeon general, Medical Force Development, and assistant Air Force surgeon general, nursing services, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. 

            Air Force Col. Stephanie A. Gass has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as director of manpower, personnel and services, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

            Air Force Col. Mary H. Hittmeier has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, and vice commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. 

            Air Force Col. Timothy P. Kelly has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as deputy director, plans and policy, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany. 

            Air Force Col. Thomas E. Kittler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the vice commander, 3rd Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

            Air Force Col. Kenneth R. LaPierre has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the director of logistics, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. 

            Air Force Col. Mark L. Loeben has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the director, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Air Force Col. James F. Mackey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the vice commander, 13th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 

            Air Force Col. Walter J. Sams has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, 1st Air Force, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. 

            Air Force Col. Christopher F. Skomars has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as deputy director of installations, logistics and mission support, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. 

            Air Force Col. Wade R. Smith has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the director, Defense Contract Management Agency, Alexandria, Va. 

            Air Force Col. Mark D. Stillwagon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. 

            Air Force Col. Curtis L. Williams has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as assistant deputy director, Politico-Military Affairs for Africa, Joint Staff, J-5, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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