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Release No: 975-12
December 13, 2012

General Officer Announcements

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

            Army Col. Christopher S. Ballard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Ballard is currently serving as director, Army Cyber Operations Integration Center/G-3, Second Army/U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, Va. 

            Army Col. David G. Bassett has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Bassett is currently serving as deputy program executive officer, Combat Support and Combat Service Support, Warren, Mich. 

            Army Col. Donald C. Bolduc has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Bolduc is currently serving as commander, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 

            Army Col. Edward M. Daly has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Daly is currently serving as commandant, U.S Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Sustainment Center of Excellence, Fort Lee, Va. 

            Army Col. Malcolm B. Frost has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Frost is currently serving as deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center Operations Team Four, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. 

            Army Col. Donald G. Fryc has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Fryc is currently serving as commandant, U.S. Army Air Defense School, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Okla. 

            Army Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Funkhouser is currently serving as commander, U.S. Army Engineer Division, Northwestern, Portland, Ore.

            Army Col. Peter A. Gallagher has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Gallagher is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz. 

            Army Col. William K. Gayler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Gayler is currently serving as deputy commander, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. 

            Army Col. Mark W. Gillette has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Gillette is currently serving as senior defense official/defense attaché Cambodia, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

            Army Col. David B. Haight has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Haight is currently serving as commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga. 

            Army Col. Joseph P. Harrington has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Harrington is currently serving as executive assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C. 

            Army Col. Michael L. Howard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Howard is currently serving as director, future operations, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 

            Army Col. John P. Johnson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Johnson is currently serving as deputy commander (operations), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. 

            Army Col. James E. Kraft Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Kraft is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Sword, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            Army Col. Michael E. Kurilla has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Kurilla is currently serving as assistant commander -- support, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            Army Col. Paul J. Laughlin II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Laughlin is currently serving as commandant, U.S. Army Armor School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Ga. 

            Army Col. Joseph M. Martin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Martin is currently serving as commander, U.S. Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas.

            Army Col. Terrence J. McKenrick has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  McKenrick is currently serving as chief of staff, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Iraq. 

            Army Col. Christopher P. McPadden has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  McPadden is currently serving as director of future plans, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. 

            Army Col. John E. O'Neil has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  O'Neil is currently serving as commandant, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Va. 

            Army Col. Mark J. O'Neil has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  O'Neil is currently serving as deputy commander (operations), 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y. 

            Army Col. Erik C. Peterson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Peterson is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Knox, Ky. 

            Army Col. Andrew P. Poppas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Poppas is currently serving as deputy commander (operations), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. 

            Army Col. James E. Rainey has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Rainey is currently serving as director, Mission Command Center of Excellence, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 

            Army Col. Kent D. Savre has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Savre is currently serving as commander, U.S. Army Engineer Division, North Atlantic, Fort Hamilton Military Community, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

            Army Col. Wilson A. Shoffner Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Shoffner is currently serving as deputy commander (support), 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. 

            Army Col. Mark S. Spindler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Spindler is currently serving as deputy provost marshal general/deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and Army Corrections Command, Quantico, Va. 

            Army Col. Sean P. Swindell has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Swindell is currently serving as assistant commander for Special Operations Forces, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

            Army Col. Randy S. Taylor has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Taylor is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, G-6, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. 

            Army Col. John C. Thomson III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Thomson is currently serving as director, chief of staff, Army Coordination Group, Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. 

            Army Col. Leon N. Thurgood has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Thurgood is currently serving as the deputy program executive officer, Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. 

            Army Col. Flem B. Walker Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Walker is currently serving as director for strategy and integration, G-45/7, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. 

            Army Col. Robert P. Walters Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Walters is currently serving as deputy director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Va.