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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 Maj. Gen. John D. Bansemer for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as assistant director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, District of Columbia. Bansemer is currently serving as deputy chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Air Force Col. John J. Degoes has been nominated to the rank of brigadier general. Degoes is currently serving as the command surgeon, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. James H. Dienst has been nominated to the rank of brigadier general. Dienst is currently serving as the command surgeon, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

Air Force Col. Mark A. Koeniger has been nominated to the rank of brigadier general. Koeniger is currently serving as deputy director, medical operations and research, Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, Virginia.