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Immediate Release

General Officer Assignments

Feb. 9, 2018

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

Brig. Gen. Kirk W. Smith, who has been selected for the grade of major general, from deputy commanding general, operations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Special Operations Component Command/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Bagram, Afghanistan, to commander, Special Operations Command Europe; and director, special operations, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Brig. Gen. Joel D. Jackson, special assistant to the commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to chief, Joint Operations Center, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Col. Michael E. Martin, who has been selected for the grade of brigadier general, from commander, 24th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida, to director, Integrated Resilience Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.