United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

News Release

Press Operations Bookmark and Share

News Release


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 368-10
May 07, 2010

General Officer Assignments

                The chief of staff, Air Force announced today the following assignments:

                Brig. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, who has been selected for the rank of major general, to director of operations, deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Franklin is currently serving as commander, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Balad, Iraq,

                Brig. Gen. Kurt F. Neubauer, commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to commander, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Balad, Iraq

                Col. Jerry D. Harris Jr., who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, to commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Harris is currently serving as assistant director, operations, plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

                Brig. Gen. Bryan J. Benson, commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to vice commander, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

                Col. Edward M. Minahan, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, to commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Minahan is currently serving as executive officer to the deputy commander, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

                Col. Donald S. George, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, to director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. George is currently serving as commander, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

                Col. Gregory J. Lengyel, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, to executive assistant to supreme allied commander, Europe, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Mons, Belgium. Lengyel is currently serving as commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Additional Links

Stay Connected