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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 020-01
January 12, 2001

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael E. Ryan announced today that Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert F. Behler is being assigned as special assistant to the commander, Air Combat Command, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. Behler is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Command North, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Stavanger, Norway.

BRIGADIER GENERALS

Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael E. Ryan announced today the following assignments:

Air Force Brig. Gen. Daniel J. Darnell is being assigned as commander, 57th Wing, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Darnell is currently serving as commander, 31st Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Aviano Air Base, Italy.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Kenneth M. Decuir is being assigned as deputy commander, Canadian NORAD Region, North American Aerospace Defense, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Decuir is currently serving as commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Bob D. Dulaney is being assigned as commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Dulaney is currently serving as commanding general, Combined Task Force Operation Northern Watch, U.S. European Command, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Edward R. Ellis is being assigned as commanding general, Combined Task Force Operation Northern Watch, U.S. European Command, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Ellis is currently serving as deputy commander, Combined Air Operations Center 7, Air South (Strategic Command Europe, NATO) Larrissa, Greece.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Donald J. Hoffman is being assigned as commander, 31st Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Aviano Air Base, Italy. Hoffman is currently assigned as commander, 52nd Fighter Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey B. Kohler is being assigned as special assistant to deputy chief of staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Kohler is currently serving as vice commander, Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; Vice Commander, U.S. Air Forces Korea and Chief of Staff, Air Component Command, Republic of Korea/United States Combined Forces Command, Osan Air Base, Korea.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Dennis R. Larsen is being assigned as vice commander, Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; Vice Commander, U.S. Air Forces Korea; and chief of staff, Air Component Command, Republic Of Korea/United States Combined Forces Command, Osan Air Base, Korea. Larsen is currently serving as commander, Air Expeditionary Forces Center, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Maurice L. McFann, Jr. is being assigned as director of Plans, J-5, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. McFann is currently serving as deputy commander, Joint Command North, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Stavanger, Norway.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Craig R. McKinley is being assigned as deputy inspector general of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. McKinley is currently serving as deputy director, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Headquarters U.S. Army/U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va.

Air Force Brig. Gen. David L. Moody is being assigned as special assistant to Commander, Air Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Moody is currently serving as commander, 57th Wing, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.