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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 112-01
March 15, 2001

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Air Force Brig. Gen. Kevin P. Chilton has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Chilton is currently serving as deputy director, Politico-Military Affairs (Asia-Pacific and Middle East), J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. John D. W. Corley has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Corley is currently serving as mission area director, Global Power, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Tommy F. Crawford has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Crawford is currently serving as director, Joint Matters, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, HQ United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. Croom Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Croom is currently serving as vice director, J-6, and deputy director, Defense-Wide Command, Control, Communications and Computer Support, J-6, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. David A. Deptula has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Deptula is currently serving as director, Air Force Quadrennial Defense Review, HQ United States Air Force, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Gary R. Dylewski has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Dylewski is currently serving as director, Operations, HQ Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, CO.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael A. Hamel has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Hamel is currently serving as director, Space Operations and Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, HQ United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. James A. Hawkins has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Hawkins is currently serving as commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Air Mobility Command, Andrews Air Force Base, MD.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Gary W. Heckman has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Heckman is currently serving as director, Force Structure, Resources, Requirements and Strategic Assessments Center, HQ United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey B. Kohler has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Kohler is currently serving as special assistant to the deputy chief of staff, Air and Space Operations, HQ United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Edward L. LaFountaine has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. LaFountaine is currently serving as commandant, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, VA.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Dennis R. Larsen has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Larsen is currently serving as vice commander, Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; chief of staff, Air Component Command; and vice commander, United States Air Forces, Korea, Osan Air Base, Korea.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Daniel P. Leaf has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Leaf is currently serving as director, Operational Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, HQ United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Maurice L. McFann Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. McFann is currently serving as director of plans, J-5, HQ North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, CO.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard A. Mentemeyer has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Mentemeyer is currently serving as commander, 305th Air Mobility Wing, Air Mobility Command, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Dale W. Meyerrose has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Meyerrose is currently serving as director, Command Control Systems, J-6, HQ North American Aerospace Defense Command/ HQ United States Space Command; and director, Communications and Information, HQ Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, CO.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul D. Nielsen has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Nielsen is currently serving as commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command; and Air Force Technology Executive Officer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas A. O'Riordan has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. O'Riordan is currently serving as director, Operations and Logistics, J-3/J-4, HQ United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, NE.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilbert D. Pearson Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Pearson is currently serving as director, Operations, HQ Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Quentin L. Peterson has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Peterson is currently serving as commander, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Altus Air Force Base, OK.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Mary L. Saunders has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Saunders is currently serving as commander, Defense Supply Center Columbus, Defense Logistics Agency, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Columbus, OH.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Sovey has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Sovey is currently serving as director, Special Projects and director, Imagery Systems Acquisition and Operations, National Reconnaissance Office, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. John M. Speigel has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Speigel is currently serving as principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Strategic Development, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Environment), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Craig P. Weston has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Weston is currently serving as director, Corporate Operations Office, National Reconnaissance Office, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Chantilly, VA.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Donald J. Wetekam has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Wetekam is currently serving as director, Maintenance and Logistics, HQ Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, VA.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Gary A. Winterberger has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Winterberger is currently serving as commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Airborne Early Warning and Control Force E-3A Component, Geilenkirchen, GE.

Air Force Brig. Gen. James G. Roudebush has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Roudebush is currently serving as command surgeon, HQ Air Mobility Command; and command surgeon, HQ United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, IL.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Lorraine K. Potter has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Potter is currently serving as deputy chief of the chaplain service, HQ United States Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.

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