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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 455-11
May 31, 2011

General Officer Announcements

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

             Brig. Gen. Morris E. Haase, director for force structure, requirements, resources and strategic assessments, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to deputy commander, Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa, U.S. Africa Command, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

            Brig. Gen. James R. Marrs, senior military assistant to the under secretary of defense for intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to deputy to the deputy chief of staff, Intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.

             Brig. Gen. Kenneth J. Moran, director, enterprise logistics directorate, Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to special assistant to the commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

            Brig. Gen. John D. Stauffer, deputy to the deputy chief of staff, intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, to vice director for intelligence, J-2, Joint Staff (Defense Intelligence Agency), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

             Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Trask, who has been selected to the rank of major general, deputy director, theater plans and synchronization element, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to director for force structure, requirements, resources and strategic assessments, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

             Col. Robert P. Givens, deputy assistant chief of staff, U.N. Command, U.S. Forces Korea, to special assistant to the commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

            Col. John M. Hicks, who has been selected to the rank of brigadier general, director, Secretary of the Air Force/Chief of Staff of the Air Force Executive Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to J-6, director of command, control, communications and computer systems, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii

             Col. Michael T. Plehn, who has been selected to the rank of brigadier general, commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., to deputy director, theater plans and synchronization element, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

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