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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 388-02
July 29, 2002

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Harry B. Burchstead, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Burchstead is currently serving as assistant adjutant general, South Carolina Army National Guard, Columbia, S.C.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. George A. Buskirk, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Buskirk is currently serving as adjutant general, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. James A. Cozine has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Cozine is currently serving as commander, 116th Cavalry Brigade, Boise, Idaho.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Ricky D. Erlandson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Erlandson is currently serving as assistant adjutant general for mobilization and readiness, Minnesota State Area Command, St. Paul, Minn.

Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Vadnais has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Vadnaisis currently serving as commander, 38th Infantry Division, Indianapolis, Ind.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki announced today that Army Maj. Gen. H. Steven Blum is being assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Blum is currently serving as commanding general, 29th Infantry Division (Light), Virginia Army National Guard, Fort Belvoir, Va.

BRIGADIER GENERAL

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

Army National Guard Col. Bruce E. Beck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Beck is currently serving as director of facilities, Georgia Army National Guard, Atlanta, Ga.

Army National Guard Col. Richard M. Blunt has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Blunt is currently serving as director, Plans, Training and Mobilization, Alaska Army National Guard, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Army National Guard Col. Tod J. Carmony has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Carmony is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, Operations and Plans, Ohio Army National Guard, Columbus, Ohio.

Army National Guard Col. Michael J. Curtin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Curtin is currently serving as deputy commander, Kentucky Army National Guard, Frankfort, Ky.

Army National Guard Col. Huntington B. Downer, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Downer is currently serving as assistant adjutant general, Louisiana Army National Guard, New Orleans, La.

Army National Guard Col. Michael P. Fleming has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Fleming is currently serving as chief of staff, Florida Army National Guard, St. Augustine, Fla.

Army National Guard Col. Ralph R. Griffin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Griffin is currently serving as state training officer, North Carolina Army National Guard, Raleigh, N.C.

Army National Guard Col. Gregory A. Howard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Howard is currently serving as deputy commander, 53d Infantry Brigade (Separate), Tampa, Fla.

Army National Guard Col. Arthur V. Jewett has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Jewett is currently serving as commander, 79th Troop Command, Wellesley, Mass.

Army National Guard Col. Michael A. Kiefer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kiefer is currently serving as assistant adjutant general, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.

Army National Guard Col. Thomas C. Lawing has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Lawing is currently serving as commander, 30th Engineer Brigade, Charlotte, N.C.

Army National Guard Col. John E. Leatherman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Leatherman is currently serving as deputy commander, 38th Infantry Division, Wyoming, Mich.

Army National Guard Col. Herbert L. Newton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Newton is currently serving as commander, 218th Heavy Separate Brigade (Mechanized), Newberry, S.C.

Army National Guard Col. Patrick M. O'Hara has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. O'Hara is currently serving as deputy chief of staff, Plans, Operations and Training, Colorado Army National Guard, Englewood, Colo.

Army National Guard Col. Daren G. Owens has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Owens is currently serving as commander, 3d Brigade, 49th Armored Division, Dallas, Texas.

Army National Guard Col. Stewart A. Reeve has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Reeve is currently serving as special projects officer, Illinois Army National Guard, Springfield, Ill.

Army National Guard Col. Lawrence H. Ross has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Ross is currently serving as deputy commander, 78th Troop Command, Decatur, Ga.

Army National Guard Col. Terry W. Saltsman has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Saltsman is currently serving as deputy commander, 194th Engineer Brigade, Jackson, Tenn.

Army National Guard Col. John E. Sayers, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Sayers is currently serving as commander, 183d Regiment, Fort Pickett, Blackstone, Va.

Army National Guard Col. Theodore G. Shuey, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Shuey is currently serving as state area command liaison officer, 29th Infantry Division, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Army National Guard Col. Anthony M. Stanich, Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Stanich is currently serving as commander, 33d Area Support Group, Chicago, Ill.

Army National Guard Col. Robin C. Timmons has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Timmons is currently serving as deputy commander, Ohio Army National Guard, Columbus, Ohio.

Army National Guard Col. Jodi S. Tymeson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Tymeson is currently serving as special projects officer, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.

Army National Guard Col. Edward L. Wright has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Wright is currently serving as deputy commander, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Army National Guard Col. Mark E. Zirkelbach has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Zirkelbach is currently serving as deputy adjutant general, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki announced today that Army Brig. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker is being appointed as chief, Medical Corps. Schoomaker is currently serving as commanding general, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Southeast Regional Medical Command, Fort Gordon, Ga.

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