IMMEDIATE RELEASE

General Officer Announcements


Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray for appointment to the rank of general, and for assignment as commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.  Ray is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

Air Force Maj. Gen. David D. Thompson for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Thompson is currently serving as special assistant to the commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.