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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 318-13
May 09, 2013

General Officer Assignments

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

            Maj. Gen. Joseph S. Ward Jr., commandant, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, Va., to deputy director, Air Force Quadrennial Defense Review, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Brig. Gen. Michael A. Fantini, commander, 82nd Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, to commander, Kandahar Airfield, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command and commander, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kandahar, Afghanistan. 

            Brig. Gen. Scott A. Kindsvater, deputy chief, support/security assistance, Office of Defense Representative-Pakistan, U.S. Central Command, Islamabad, Pakistan, to commander, 82nd Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. 

            Brig. Gen. Jon A. Norman, director, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, to commander, 31st Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Aviano Air Base, Italy.