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Immediate Release

General Officer Assignments

June 19, 2017

The chief of staff, Air Force announces the assignments of the following general officers:


Maj. Gen. Scott A. Kindsvater, air deputy/deputy commander operations and intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; and commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia, to deputy chief of staff for operations, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Mons, Belgium.


Brig. Gen. Vincent K. Becklund, deputy chief, Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, Iraq, to special assistant to the commander, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.


Brig. Gen. Robert S. Spalding III, senior defense official and defense attaché-China, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Embassy, Beijing, China, to senior director, strategic planning, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, District of Columbia.


Col. Deanna M. Burt, who has been selected to the grade of brigadier general, from commander, 50th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, to vice commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.