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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 149-01
April 09, 2001

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Air Force Lt. Gen. William J. Begert for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as commander, Pacific Air Forces; and air component commander for United States Pacific Command. Begert is currently serving as Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Lance W. Lord for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force. Lord is currently serving as commander, Air University.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Brian A. Arnold for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command. Arnold is currently serving as director, Space and Nuclear Deterrence, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Kinnan for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as U.S. military representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee. Kinnan is currently serving as vice director, Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald A. Lamontagne for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Air University. Lamontagne is currently serving as director, Aerospace Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command.

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Garry L. Parks, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Quantico, Va. Parks is currently serving as the commanding general, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Quantico, Va.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Reynolds for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Reynolds is currently serving as commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.