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. Scott A. Howell for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, Joint Special Operations Command; and commander, Joint Special Operations Command Forward, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Howell is currently serving as vice commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  

Air Force Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering, and force protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Berry is currently serving as deputy commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

Air Force Maj. Gen. Donald E. Kirkland for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.  Kirkland is currently serving as director of logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.