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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 262-03
April 21, 2003

GENERAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS

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

MAJOR GENERALS

Maj. Gen. Richard J. Quirk III, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-2, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., to deputy director, Signals Intelligence Directorate, National Security Agency, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. (Promotable) Ronald L. Burgess, Jr., director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla., to director, J-2, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. (Promotable) John F. Kimmons, director for intelligence, J-2, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

BRIGADIER GENERAL

Brig. Gen. John M. Custer III, assistant commandant, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to director for intelligence, J-2, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Brig. Gen. Barbara G. Fast, director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. European Command, Germany, to assistant commandant, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Brig. Gen. Richard P. Zahner, associate deputy director of operations (Military Support), and deputy chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, with duty at U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. European Command, Germany.