Release
Immediate Release

General Officer Announcement

Aug. 1, 2019

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Air Force Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as deputy commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.  Cotton is currently serving as commander and president, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.