Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael E. Ryan announced today the following assignments:
Air Force Maj. Gen. Howard J. Mitchell is being assigned as director, Operations, Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Mitchell is currently serving as Department of Defense liaison to Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization; and special assistant to the assistant secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Gary R. Dylewski is being assigned as commander, Joint Task Force--Southwest Asia; and commander, Air Force Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force--Southwest Asia, United States Central Command, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dylewski is currently serving as director, Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.