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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 294-13
May 02, 2013

General Officer Assignments

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

            Brig. Gen. Edward M. Minahan, who has been selected for the rank of major general, principal director to the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Middle East policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., to director, strategy, policy, programs and logistics, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 

            Brig. Gen. Michael T. Plehn, who has been selected for the rank of major general, deputy director, Special Plans Working Group, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to principal director to the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Middle East policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

            Col. James C. Slife, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, commander, 1st Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla., to deputy director, Special Plans Working Group, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.