Release
Immediate Release

General Officer Assignments

Feb. 13, 2020

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

Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, commanding general, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, Iraq, to deputy commander, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, senior defense official and defense attaché, Ankara, Turkey, to commander, Third Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, commander, 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to director, global reach programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. David M. Gaedecke, director, electromagnetic spectrum superiority, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to vice commander, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), Air Combat Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Robert S. Jobe, commander, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, to director, strategic plans, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. Leonard J. Kosinski, director, logistics, J-4, Headquarters U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany, to vice commander, 5th Air Force; and director, Pacific Air Forces Joint Air Component Coordination Element, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller, director, manpower, organization and resources, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to commander, 502d Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Lansing R. Pilch, commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to director, air and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Brig. Gen. Heather L. Pringle, director, strategic plans, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Brig. Gen. Donna D. Shipton, vice commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, to director, strategic plans, programs, requirements and analyses, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Brig. Gen. Jeremy T. Sloane, commandant, Air War College, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, to commander, 36th Wing, Pacific Air Forces, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey D. Valenzia, commanding general, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, Operation Resolute Support, U.S. Central Command; and commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, to director, joint force integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. (select) Eric P. DeLange, senior executive officer to the vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to director, cyberspace operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. (select) Michael R. Drowley, commander, 355th Wing, Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to commander, 57th Wing, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Brig. Gen. (select) Michael H. Manion, director, joint and National Security Council matters, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to director, electromagnetic spectrum superiority, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. (select) Parker H. Wright, commander, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to director, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

The chief of space operations, U.S. Space Force announces the assignment of the following general officer:

Brig. Gen. Donald J. Cothern, senior materiel leader, Assistant Program Director for F-35 Development and Production, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to vice commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, U.S. Space Force, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.