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Immediate Release

General Officer Announcements

May 4, 2022

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Space Force Col. Robert J. Hutt for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Hutt is currently serving as the chief, programming division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Analysis, Headquarters, U.S. Space Force, Pentagon. 

Space Force Col. Anthony J. Mastalir for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Mastalir most recently served as the director of space forces, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. 

Space Force Col. Jacob Middleton Jr. for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Middleton is currently serving as the director of national security space policy, National Space Council, Washington, D.C.

Space Force Col. Kristin L. Panzenhagen for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Panzenhagen is currently serving as the senior material leader, Integrated Ground Enterprise Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Virginia. 

Space Force Col. Brian D. Sidari for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Sidari is currently serving as the director of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, Headquarters, Space Operations Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.