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. Mark D. Kelly for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and  assignment as deputy chief of staff, operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Kelly is currently serving as commander, Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.   

Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Forces Korea; commander, Air Component Command, United Nations Command; commander, Air Component Command, Combined Forces Command; and commander, Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Osan Air Base, Korea.  Wilsbach is currently serving as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Region, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 

Air Force Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Weggeman for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy commander, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.  Weggeman is currently serving as commander, 24th Air Force, Air Force Space Command; and commander, Air Forces Cyber, U.S. Cyber Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Region, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  Bussiere is currently serving as commander, 8th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command; and commander, Joint-Global Strike Operations Center, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.