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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1263-06
December 11, 2006

General Officer Announcements

            The following Army general officer nominations were confirmed by the Senate:

 

            Brig. Gen. James B. Mallory III, U.S. Army Reserve, for promotion to the rank of major general.  He is currently serving as assistant division commander (Troop Program Unit), 108th Division (Institutional Training), Charlotte, N.C.

 

            Col. Donald C. Leins, U.S. Army Reserve, for promotion to the rank of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as commander, 1st Brigade/assistant division commander (Troop Program Unit), 78th Division (Training Support), Fort Dix, N.J.

 

            The June 2006 Army National Guard General Officer Federal Recognition Board:

 

            To be major general:

 

            Brig. Gen. Robert T. Bray, the adjutant general, Rhode Island National Guard, Cranston, R.I.

 

            Brig. Gen. Raymond W. Carpenter, special assistant to the director, Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.

 

            Brig. Gen. Huntington B. Downer Jr., assistant adjutant general, Joint Force Headquarters, Louisiana National Guard, New Orleans, La.

 

            Brig. Gen. James W. Nuttall, deputy director, Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.

 

            Brig. Gen. Darren G. Owens, assistant division commander, 36th Infantry Division, Austin, Texas with duty as commanding general, 36th Infantry Division Forward, Task Force Falcon, Operation Joint Guardian, Kosovo.

 

            Brig. Gen. James I. Pylant, assistant adjutant general, Mississippi National Guard, Jackson, Miss.

            Brig. Gen. Steven D. Saunders, director, joint doctrine, training and force development, J-7, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.

 

            Brig. Gen. Randal E. Thomas, the adjutant general, Illinois National Guard, Springfield, Ill.

 

            Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Wilson, commander, I Corps Artillery, Utah Army National Guard, Rivertown, Utah.

 

            To be brigadier general:

 

            Col. Roma J. Amundson, commander, 92d Troop Command, Nebraska Army National Guard, Lincoln, Neb.

 

            Col. Virginia G. Barham, director, J-1, Joint Force Headquarters, Rhode Island National Guard, Cranston, R.I.

 

            Col. Roland L. Candee, staff judge advocate, Joint Force Headquarters, California National Guard, Sacramento, Calif.

 

            Col. Allen M. Harrell, assistant chief of staff, G-3, Alabama Army National Guard, Selma, Ala.

 

            Col. James A. Hoyer, commander, land component, Joint Force Headquarters, West Virginia National Guard, Charleston, W.Va.

 

            Col. Steven P. Huber, commander, 33d Support Group Sustainment Brigade, Illinois Army National Guard, Chicago, Ill.

 

            Col. Ronald W. Huff, chief of staff, Joint Force Headquarters, South Carolina National Guard, Columbia, S.C.

 

            Col. David F. Irwin, commander, 70th Troop Command, Missouri Army National Guard, Saint Louis, Mo.

 

            Col. Scott W. Johnson, chief of staff, California Combat Support Command, California Army National Guard, Mather, Calif.

 

            Col. Theodore D. Johnson, director, Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, South Dakota National Guard, Rapid City, S.D.

 

            Col. Jeffery D. Kinard, commander, 122d Area Support Group, Alabama Army National Guard, Mobile, Ala.

 

            Col. Scott D. Legwold, deputy director, CJ-5, Strategic Plans and Policy, Combined Forces Command, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Colonel Walter E. Lippincott, commander, 43d Chemical Brigade, Newington, Conn.

 

            Col. William M. Maloan, staff judge advocate, Joint Force Headquarters, Tennessee National Guard, Nashville, Tenn.

 

            Col. Randall R. Marchi, commander, 28th Infantry Division Artillery, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Hershey, Pa.

 

            Col. Cruz M. Medina, commander, Engineer Brigade, 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard, Austin, Texas.

 

            Col. Richard S. Miller, assistant division commander (Mechanized), 38th Infantry Division, Joint Force Headquarters, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.

 

            Col. Stuart C. Pike, commander, Special Operations Detachment J-7, Colorado Army National Guard, Denver, Colo.

 

            Col. Danny K. Speigner, deputy commander, 62d Troop Command, Alabama Army National Guard, Montgomery, Ala.

 

            Col. Thomas J. Sellars, deputy commander, Joint Force Headquarters, Massachusetts National Guard, Milford, Mass.

 

            Col. Stanley M. Stricklen, commander, 154th Regiment (Regional Training Institute), Mississippi Army National Guard, Camp Shelby, Miss.

 

            Col. Margaret S. Washburn, director, USPFO, Joint Force Headquarters, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.

 

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