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Release No: 661-09
August 28, 2009

General Officer Announcements

                Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

                Army Col. Robin B. Akin for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  She is currently serving as commander, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Knox, Ky.

                Army Col. Robert P. Ashley Jr., for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg N.C.

                Army Col. Jeffrey L. Bannister for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy commander (support), 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y.

                Army Col. Joseph L. Bass for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

                Army Col. Lewis M. Boone for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy chief of public affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.

                Army Col. Clarence K. Chinn for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy commander, 82d Airborne Division/Combined Joint Task Force-76, Afghanistan.

                Army Col. Kenneth R. Dahl for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

 

                Army Col. Gordon B. Davis Jr., for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently enroute to serve as deputy chief of staff for operations and intelligence, G-3/G-2, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, Germany.

                Army Col. Scott F. Donahue for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as commander, U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Pacific, San Francisco, Calif.

                Army Col. Edward F. Dorman III, for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently enroute to serve as deputy commander/director of operations, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Fort Eustis, Va.


                Army Col. Randal A. Dragon for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as assistant division commander (operations), 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Fort Riley, Kan.

                Army Col. Billy D. Farris II, for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as special assistant to the chief of staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

                Army Col. Terry R. Ferrell for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as assistant division commander (support), 2d Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea.

                Army Col. Paul E. Funk II, for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy commander, Combined Arms Center for Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

                Army Col. Ricky D. Gibbs for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as assistant division commander (support), 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

                Army Col. Harold J. Greene for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy commander for systems of systems integration, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

                Army Col. Christopher K. Haas for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command Africa, U.S. Africa Command, Germany.

                Army Col. William C. Hix for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as director for operational plans and joint force development, J-7, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

                Army Col. Stephen B. Leisenring for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as special assistant to the director Mission & Installation Contracting Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

                Army Col. Stephen R. Lyons for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as executive officer to the commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

                Army Col. Jonathan A. Maddux for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as special assistant to the program executive officer ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

                Army Col. Mark A. McAlister for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as commander, U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C.

                Army Col. John J. McGuiness for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as assistant deputy for acquisition and systems management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Washington, D.C.


                Army Col. Michael K. Nagata for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy chief, operations, Office of the Defense Representative, Pakistan.

                Army Col. Bryan R. Owens for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy commander/assistant commandant, U.S. Army Infantry Center and School, Fort Benning, Ga.

                Army Col. James F. Pasquarette for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently enroute to serve as deputy commander (support), 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Carson, Colo.

                Army Col. Victor Petrenko for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy commander/chief of staff, U.S. Army Accessions Command, Fort Monroe, Va.

                Army Col. Aundre F. Piggee for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently enroute to serve as deputy assistant chief of staff, C-4/assistant chief of staff, J-4, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea, Korea.

                Army Col. John S. Regan for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as commander, White Sands Missile Range, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

                Army Col. Bryan T. Roberts for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as director of integration, office of the deputy chief of staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

                Army Col. John G. Rossi for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as effects coordinator, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.

                Army Col. William J. Scott for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as coordinator, Landwarnet/Battle Command, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

                Army Col. Thomas C. Seamands for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as chief, General Officer Management Office, Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

                Army Col. Charles L. Taylor for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Arlington, Va.

                Army Col. Kelly J. Thomas for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as deputy commander/assistant commandant, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Ala.

                Army Col. Stephen M. Twitty for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as chief of staff, Third Army/U.S. Army Central, Fort McPherson, Ga.

                Army Col. Jeffery L. Underhill for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as commmander, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

                Army Col. Darrell K. Williams for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as director for logistics, engineering and security assistance, J-4, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.

                Army Col. Peter B. Zwack for promotion to the grade of brigadier general.  He is currently serving as special assistant to the commanding general, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

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