United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

News Release

Press Operations Bookmark and Share

News Release


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 043-13
January 25, 2013

General Officer Announcements

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

            Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, for reappointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.  Austin is currently serving as vice chief of staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. 

            Army Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as superintendent, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.  Caslen is currently serving as chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, Iraq. 

            Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan/commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan, Afghanistan.  Tovo is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. 

            Army Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, for appointment to the rank of major general.  Wharton is currently serving as commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. 

            Army Brig. Gen. Brian C. Lein, for appointment to the rank of major general.  Lein is currently serving as deputy commanding general (operations), U..S. Army Medical Command, Falls Church, Va. 

            Army Brig. Gen. Nadja Y. West, for appointment to the rank of major general.  West is currently serving as deputy chief of staff for support, U.S. Army Medical Command, Falls Church, Va.

            Army Col. Barbara R. Holcomb, for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Holcomb is currently serving as commander, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. 

            Army Col. Patrick D. Sargent, for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Sargent is currently serving as commander, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas.

Additional Links

Stay Connected