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Release No: 338-09
May 15, 2009

General Officer Announcements

 
            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:
 
            Air Force Col. Steven J. Arquiette has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Arquiette is currently serving as the chief, Distribution Division, J-4, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Howard B. Baker has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Baker is currently serving as the director, logistics, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
 
            Air Force Col. Robert J. Beletic has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Beletic is currently serving as the chief and Air Force chief of staff representative to the chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategy Group, J-5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Scott A. Bethel has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bethel is currently serving as the deputy director, intelligence, operations and nuclear integration for technical training, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
 
            Air Force Col. Charles Q. Brown Jr., has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Brown is currently serving as the director, secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff executive action group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Scott D. Chambers has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Chambers is currently serving as the associate director, resource integration, deputy chief of staff, logistics, installations and mission support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Cary C. Chun has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Chun is currently serving as the commander, 50th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.
 
            Air Force Col. Richard M. Clark has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Clark is currently serving as the vice commander, eighth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
 
            Air Force Col. Dwyer L. Dennis has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Dennis is currently serving as the commander, 551st Electronic Systems Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
 
            Air Force Col. Steven J. DePalmer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. DePalmer is currently serving as the commander, 53rd Wing, Air Combat Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
 
            Air Force Col. Ian R. Dickinson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Dickinson is currently serving as the deputy chief information officer, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Mark C. Dillon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Dillon is currently serving as the commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Air Mobility Command, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
 
            Air Force Col. Scott P. Goodwin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Goodwin is currently serving as the executive officer, J-5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Morris E. Haase has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Haase is currently serving as the chief of staff/director, Center for Command Support, U.S. Special Operations Command, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
 
            Air Force Col. James E. Haywood has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Haywood is currently serving as the senior military assistant to assistant secretary of the Air Force (acquisition), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (acquisition), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Paul T. Johnson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Johnson is currently serving as the commander, 355th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
 
            Air Force Col. Randy A. Kee has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kee is currently serving as the assistant deputy director, global operations, J-39, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Jim H. Keffer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Keffer is currently serving as the senior military assistant to the under secretary of defense (intelligence), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Jeffrey B. Kendall has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kendall is currently serving as the deputy director, intelligence, operations and nuclear integration for flying training, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
 
            Air Force Col. Michael J. Kingsley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kingsley is currently serving as the commander, Air Force Inspection Agency, Office of the Inspector General, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
 
            Air Force Col. Steven L. Kwast has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kwast is currently serving as the commander, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.
 
            Air Force Col. Lee K. Levy II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Levy is currently serving as the deputy director, logistics, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
 
            Air Force Col. Jerry P. Martinez has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Martinez is currently serving as the inspector general, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
 
            Air Force Col. Jimmy E. McMillian has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. McMillian is currently serving as the commander, 10th Air Base Wing, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
 
            Air Force Col. Kenneth J. Moran has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Moran is currently serving as the inspector general, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
 
            Air Force Col. Andrew M. Mueller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Mueller is currently serving as the deputy director, cyberspace transformation and strategy, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Eden J. Murrie has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Murrie is currently serving as the commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal Air Forces Mildenhall, England.
 
            Air Force Col. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. O’Shaughnessy is currently serving as the commander, 613th Air and Space Operations Center, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
 
            Air Force Col. David E. Petersen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Petersen is currently serving as the commander, 80th Flying Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
 
            Air Force Col. Timothy M. Ray has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Ray is currently serving as the deputy director, air and space operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
 
            Air Force Col. John W. Raymond has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Raymond is currently serving as the commander, 21st Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
 
            Air Force Col. John N. T. Shanahan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Shanahan is currently serving as the commander, 55th Wing, Air Combat Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
 
            Air Force Col. John D. Stauffer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Stauffer is currently serving as the commander, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
 
            Air Force Col. Michael S. Stough has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Stough is currently serving as the chief, Program Integration Division, deputy chief of staff, strategic plans and programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
 
            Air Force Col. Marshall B. Webb has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Webb is currently serving as the commander, 23rd Air Force and director, operations, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
 
            Air Force Col. Robert E. Wheeler has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Wheeler is currently serving as the commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Air Combat Command, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
 
            Air Force Col. Martin Whelen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Whelen is currently serving as the deputy director, current operations, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
 
            Air Force Col. Kenneth S. Wilsbach has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Wilsbach is currently serving as the assistant director, operations, plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.