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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 275-02
May 30, 2002

GENERAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

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

Maj. Gen. Robert R. Dierker is being assigned as director of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Warfighting Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Dierker is currently assigned as assistant chief of staff, Operations Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, NATO, Casteau, Belgium.

Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Baptiste is being assigned as assistant chief of staff, Operations Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, NATO, Casteau, Belgium. Baptiste is currently assigned as assistant chief of staff for operations, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Naples, Italy.

Maj. Gen. (select) Edward R. Ellis is being assigned assistant chief of staff for operations, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe, NATO, Naples, Italy. Ellis is currently assigned as commanding general, Combined Task Force Operation Northern Watch, U.S. European Command, Incirlick Air Base, Turkey.

Maj. Gen. (select) Christopher A. Kelly is being assigned as commander, Air Mobility Warfare Center, Air Mobility Command, Ft. Dix, N.J. Kelly is currently assigned as vice commander, Fifteenth Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

Maj. Gen. (select) Joseph P. Stein is being assigned as director of requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. Stein is currently assigned as director, manpower and organization, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

BRIGADIER GENERAL

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

Brig. Gen. William P. Ard is being assigned as director, manpower and organization, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Ard is currently assigned as director of staff, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.

Brig. Gen. William F. Hodgkins is being assigned as deputy commander, Combined Air Operations Center 7, Air South Strategic Command Europe, NATO, Larissa, Greece. Hodgkins is currently assigned as commander, 325th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

Brig. Gen. Robin E. Scott is being assigned as commanding general, Combined Task Force Operation Northern Watch, U.S. European Command, Incirlick Air Base, Turkey. Scott is currently assigned as deputy commander, Combined Air Operations Center 7, Air South Strategic Command Europe, NATO, Larissa, Greece.

Brig. Gen. Norman R. Seip is being assigned as deputy director, Operations and Training, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Seip is currently assigned as deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. (select) Stephen L. Lanning is being assigned as principal director for network services, Defense Information Systems Agency, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence, Arlington, Va. Lanning is currently assigned as vice director, Operations, J-3, U.S. Space Command, Peterson, Air Force Base, Colo..

Brig. Gen. (select) John W. Maluda is being assigned as deputy director, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Warfighting Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Maluda is currently assigned as director, Communications and Information; and chief information officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Brig. Gen. (select) Larry D. New is being assigned as commander, 325th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. New is currently assigned as director of requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Brig. Gen. (select) Richard E. Perraut Jr. is being assigned as vice commander, Fifteenth Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Perraut is currently assigned as chief, Program Integration Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. (select) Michael F. Planert is being assigned as deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Planert is currently assigned as deputy director, Operations and Training, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.