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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 245-12
April 06, 2012

General Officer Announcements

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

            Maj. Gen. Michael J. Carey, deputy director, command and control and nuclear operations, J3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to commander, Twentieth Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, and commander, Task Force 214, U.S. Strategic Command, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.

            Col. Timothy G. Fay, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, 2nd Bomb Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to deputy director, command and control and nuclear operations, J3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Maj. Gen. Barbara J. Faulkenberry, director, logistics, Headquarters U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany, to vice commander, Eighteenth Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

            Maj. Gen. Anthony J. Rock, special assistant to deputy chief of staff, operations, plans, and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to vice director, J5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

            Brig. Gen. Lawrence M. Martin Jr., vice commander, Eighteenth Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to vice commander, 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

            Brig. Gen. Jon A. Norman, vice commander, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., to director, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-United Kingdom, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom.

            Col. Scott A. Howell, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, special assistant to the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to deputy director of operations, J3, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

            Col. James C. Johnson, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, director, Air Force Colonel Management Office, deputy chief of staff, manpower, personnel, and services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to director, logistics, Headquarters U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

            Col. James C. Vechery, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, deputy director, operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to deputy director, strategic plans, requirements, and programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

            CORRECTION:  April 6, 2012 -- Col. Fay’s rank was corrected from brigadier general.