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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 195-02
April 19, 2002

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has nominated Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James E. Cartwright for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director for force structure, Resources and Assessment, J-8, Joint Staff. Cartwright is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.

MAJOR GENERAL

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper announced today that Air Force Maj. Gen Charles E. Croom, Jr., is being assigned as director of communications infostructure, Deputy Chief of Staff, Warfighting Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Croom is currently assigned as vice director, J-6, and deputy director for defense-wide command, control, communications and computer support, J-6, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

BRIGADIER GENERAL

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper announced today the following assignments:

Air Force Brig. Gen Gilmary M. Hostage III is being assigned as commander, 552d Air Control Wing, Air Combat Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Hostage is currently assigned as commander, 363d Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Prince Sultan Air Base, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia.

Air Force Brig. Gen Dale C. Waters is being assigned as commander, 363d Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Prince Sultan Air Base, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. Waters is currently assigned as vice commander, Fifth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Air Force Brig. Gen Vern M. Findley II is being assigned as vice commander, Fifth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan. Findley is currently assigned as commander, 437th Airlift Wing, Air Mobility Command, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen Bernard K. Skoch is being assigned as director of communications, Deputy Chief of Staff, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Skoch is currently assigned as principal director for network services, Defense Information Systems Agency, Arlington, Va.

Air Force Brig. Gen Toreaser A. Steele is being assigned as vice commander, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas, Texas. Steele is currently assigned as director, Personnel Resources, and director, Air Force Personnel Operations Agency, Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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