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General Officer Announcements

May 25, 2022

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

Air Force Maj. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, with assignment as commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.  Hawkins is currently serving as director, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.  

Air Force Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general, with assignment as commander, Sixteenth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.  Kennedy is currently serving as director, Operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. 

Air Force Brig. Gen. John J. Bartrum for appointment to the grade of major general. Bartrum is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the surgeon general of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard L. Kemble for appointment to the grade of major general.  Kemble is currently serving as the director of Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.