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Release No: 1008-11
December 08, 2011

General Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Gary M. Batinich has been nominated to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Southwest Asia.

            Air Force Col. Richard M. Erikson has been nominated to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the Air Force deputy chief of chaplains, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard S. Haddad has been nominated to the rank of major general and for assignment as director of plans and programs, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert M. Haire has been nominated to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert G. Kenny has been nominated to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the judge advocate general, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael D. Kim has been nominated to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the director of operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

            Air Force Col. Harris J. Kline has been nominated to the rank of brigadier general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the staff judge advocate, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark A. Kyle has been nominated to the rank of major general and for assignment as commander, 4th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Kevin E. Pottinger has been nominated to the rank of major general and for assignment as reserve deputy to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert D. Rego has been nominated to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

            Air Force Brig. Gen. George F. Williams has been nominated to the rank of major general and for assignment as mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla.