Release
Immediate Release

General Officer Announcements

Oct. 31, 2019

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

Air Force Col. Leslie A. Beavers has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Beavers is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the vice commander, 16th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Air Force Col. Robert M. Blake has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Blake is currently serving as the vice commander, 4th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, California.

Air Force Col. Melissa A. Coburn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Coburn is currently serving as the commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, California.

Air Force Col. Vanessa J. Dornhoefer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Dornhoefer is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director, legislative liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Lynnette J. Hebert has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Hebert is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of intelligence, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Air Force Col. Jeffrey F. Hill has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Hill is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Air Force Col. Traci Kueker-Murphy has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Kueker-Murphy is currently mobilization assistant to the director of integrated air, space, cyberspace and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Air Force Col. Preston F. McFarren has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  McFarren is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of logistics, engineering and force protection, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Air Force Col. William D. Murphy has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Murphy is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of operations and communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

Air Force Col. Dana N. Nelson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Nelson is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director, resources and assessments, Headquarters U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H. W. Smith, Hawaii.

Air Force Col. Robert P. Palmer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Palmer is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of public affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. David A. Piffarerio has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Piffarerio is currently serving as the commander, 482nd Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.

Air Force Col. Mitchell D. Richardson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Richardson is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director, strategic plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Air Force Col. William A. Rock has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Rock is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of logistics, civil engineering, force protection and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Air Force Col. Mark V. Slominski has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Slominski is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of civil engineers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Max J. Stitzer has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Stitzer is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to associate director of logistics, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Air Force Col. Robert W. VanHoy II has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  VanHoy is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director of strategy, plans and programs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Air Force Col. Adrian K. White has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  White is currently serving as the mobilization assistant to the director, operations, strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.