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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 371-12
May 11, 2012

General Officer Announcements

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

            Maj. Gen. John W. Raymond, vice commander, Fifth Air Force, and deputy commander, Thirteenth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan, to director, plans and policy, J-5, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. 

            Brig. Gen. Jerry D. Harris Jr., commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to vice commander, Fifth Air Force, and deputy commander, Thirteenth Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan. 

            Col. Michael D. Rothstein, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, 35th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Misawa Air Base, Japan, to commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. 

            Brig. Gen. Scott D. West, deputy director, operations, plans, programs and requirements, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. 

            Brig. Gen. James N. Post III., commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to deputy director, operations, plans, programs and requirements, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. 

            Col. Mark D. Kelly, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, chief of staff, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. 

            Maj. Gen. John F. Thompson, deputy director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Arlington, Va., to KC-46 program executive officer and program director, Tanker Modernization Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

            Maj. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, KC-46 program executive officer and program director, Tanker Modernization Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to deputy director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Arlington, Va. 

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

            Col. Thomas W. Geary, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Texas, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to deputy to the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force and director, intelligence, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan. 

            Maj. Gen. Robert E. Wheeler, deputy director, nuclear operations, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., to military deputy to the Department of Defense chief information officer, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Col. Ferdinand B. Stoss, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, chief, current operations, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., to deputy director, nuclear operations, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.