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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 024-13
January 15, 2013

General Officer Assignments

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

            Maj. Gen. Kenneth D. Merchant, program executive officer for weapons, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to director, global reach programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Michael J. Kingsley, who has been selected for the rank of major general, vice commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., to director, North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Afghanistan Transformation Task Force, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan. 

            Brig. Gen. Scott W. Jansson, commander, DLA Aviation, Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va., to program executive officer for weapons, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.