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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 180-02
April 12, 2002

AIR FORCE GENERAL ASSIGMENTS

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper announced today the following assignments:

Maj. Gen. Franklin J. Blaisdell is being assigned as director, Space Operations and Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Blaisdell is currently assigned as director, Nuclear and Counter proliferation, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig Gen. Robert L. Smolen is being assigned as director, Nuclear and Counterproliferation, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Smolen is currently assigned as the director, Manpower and Personnel, J-1, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Maria I. Cribbs is being assigned as director, Manpower and Personnel, J-1, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Cribbs is currently assigned as the special assistant, to the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Kelley is being assigned as the assistant surgeon general for Expeditionary Operations, Science and Technology, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force, D.C. Kelley is currently assigned as the commander, 74th Medical Group, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command; and Lead Agent, DoD Health Services Region 5, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Maj. Gen. (selectee) George P. Taylor, Jr. is being assigned as special assistant to the surgeon general of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C. Taylor is currently assigned as assistant surgeon general for Expeditionary Operations, Science and Technology, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.

Maj. Gen. (selectee) Claude R. Kehler is being assigned as the director, National Security Space Integration, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Kehler, is currently assigned as director, Space Operations and Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig Gen. (selectee) Thomas S. Bailey Jr. is being assigned as commander, 74th Medical Group, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command; and Lead Agent, DoD Health Services Region 5, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Bailey is currently assigned as the deputy command surgeon, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Brig. Gen. (selectee) Mark T Matthews is being assigned as the deputy director, Operational Plans, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Matthews is currently assigned as the assistant deputy director for Global Operation, J-38, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig Gen. (selectee) David G. Young III is being assigned as commander, 81st Medical Group, Air Education and Training Command; and Lead Agent, DoD Health Services Region 4, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Young is currently assigned as command surgeon, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.