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. Giovanni K. Tuck for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as director for logistics, J-4, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Tuck is currently serving as commander, Eighteenth Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Brian T. Kelly for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy chief of staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Kelly is currently serving as commander, Air Force Personnel Center, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. 

Air Force Maj. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella Jr., for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.  Guastella is currently serving as director of integrated air, space, cyberspace and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.