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Immediate Release

General Officer Announcements

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Air Force Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Goldfein is currently serving as director, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl L. Roberson for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Roberson is currently serving as commander, Third Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Ray for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Third Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Ray is currently serving as director of global power programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, District of Columbia.