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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 291-02
June 07, 2002

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Army Lt. Gen. David D. McKiernan has been nominated for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, Third U.S. Army, and commander, U.S. Army Forces Central Command, Fort McPherson, Ga. McKiernan is currently serving as the deputy chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Army Maj. Gen. Edward Soriano has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, I Corps and Fort Lewis, Fort Lewis, Wash. Soriano is currently serving as the director, Homeland Security, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.

MAJOR GENERALS

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

Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Wayne M. Erck has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Erck is currently serving as the commander, 78th Division (Training Support), Edison, N.J.

Army Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Farmer, Jr. has been nominated for promotion to the rank of major general, Army Medical Department Competitive Category. Farmer is currently serving as the commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command, and lead agent, TRICARE Region 11, Tacoma, Wash.

Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Charles E. McCartney, Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. McCartney is currently serving as the assistant division commander, 108th Division (Institutional Training), Charlotte, N.C.

Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Bruce E. Robinson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Robinson is currently serving as the assistant division commander, 80th Division (Institutional Training), Richmond, Va.

Army Brig. Gen. Joseph G. Webb, Jr., has been nominated for promotion to the rank of major general and appointment as Chief, Dental Corps. Webb is currently serving as the assistant surgeon general for Force Development and Sustainment, U.S. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

BRIGADIER GENERALS

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

Army Reserve Col. David L. Evans has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Evans is currently serving as the chief of staff, 100th Division (Institutional Training), Louisville, Ky.

Army Reserve Col. William C. Kirkland has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kirkland is currently serving as the commander, 88th Regional Support Group, Indianapolis, Ind.

Army Reserve Col. James B. Mallory III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Mallory is currently serving as the assistant division commander (Support), 108th Division (Institutional Training), Charlotte, N.C.

Army Reserve Col. John P. McLaren, Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. McLaren is currently serving as the commander, 80th Division (Institutional Training), Salem, Va.

Army Chief of Staff Eric K. Shinseki announced today that Army Brig. Gen. Elbert N. Perkins is being assigned as director of Integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. Perkins is currently serving as director of Materiel, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

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

Air Force Brig. Gen (select) Dana T. Atkins is being assigned as commander, 35th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Misawa Air Base, Japan. Atkins is currently assigned as deputy director, Operational Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen Raymond E. Johns, Jr. is being assigned as deputy director, Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Johns is currently assigned as deputy director, Strategic Planning and Policy, J-5, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

Air Force Brig. Gen Timothy C. Jones is being assigned as commander, 55th Wing, Air Combat Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Jones is currently assigned as deputy director, Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen John C. Koziol is being assigned as deputy director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Koziol is currently assigned as vice commander, eighth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Air Force Brig. Gen Gregory H. Power is being assigned as vice commander, eighth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Power is currently assigned as commander, 55th Wing, Air Combat Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Air Force Brig. Gen Loyd S. Utterback is being assigned as deputy director, Strategic Planning and Policy, J-5, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. Utterback is currently assigned as commander, 35th Fighter Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Misawa Air Base, Japan.

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