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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 236-02
May 08, 2002

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT AND ASSIGNMENTS

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the president has nominated Air Force Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart for appointment to the rank of general with assignment as commander, U.S. Northern Command, and commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Eberhart is currently serving as commander in chief, U.S. Space Command; commander in chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command; and Department of Defense manager for Space Transportation Systems Contingency Support, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

BRIGADIER GENERAL

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki announced today the following assignments:

Army Brig. Gen. Gary L. Border is being assigned as commander, Defense Supply Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia. Border is currently serving as director for logistics and engineering, J-4, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

Army Brig. Gen. Craig A. Peterson is being assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command, Natick, Mass. Peterson is currently serving as director of integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Washington, D.C.

Army Col. (Promotable) Kathleen M. Gainey is being assigned as commander, Defense Distribution Center, Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland, Pa. Gainey is currently serving as chief, Joint Operations Division, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Army Col. (Promotable) James L. Kennon is being assigned as director, logistics, engineering and security assistance, J-4, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. Kennon is currently serving as deputy for acquisition and readiness, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command, Natick, Mass.

Army Col. (Promotable) Timothy P. McHale is being assigned as assistant chief of staff, C-4 , J-4 and G-4, U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea and deputy commanding general (Support), Eighth U.S. Army, Korea. McHale is currently serving as executive officer to the director for logistics, J-4, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Army Col. (Promotable) John C. Woods is being assigned as deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Woods is currently serving as assistant division commander (Operations), 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.