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Immediate Release

General Officer Announcements

May 6, 2020

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

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, Training and Education Command. Craparotta is currently serving as the commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific; and commanding general, Fleet Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii.

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific; and commanding general, Fleet Marine Corps Forces Pacific. Rudder is currently serving as the deputy commandant for aviation, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Dennis A. Crall, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director for command, control, communications, and computers (C4)/cyber; and chief information officer, J-6, Joint Staff. Crall is currently serving as the senior military advisor for cyber to the under secretary of defense for policy, Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Karsten S. Heckl, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Heckl is currently serving as the commanding general, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. David A. Ottignon, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for manpower and reserve affairs. Ottignon is currently serving as the director, Manpower Management Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia.

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Mark R. Wise, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for aviation, U.S. Marine Corps. Wise is currently serving as the deputy commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; and assistant deputy commandant for combat development and integration, Quantico, Virginia.

Marine Corps Col. Adam L. Chalkley for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Chalkley is currently serving as the chief of staff, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Marine Corps Col. Kyle B. Ellison for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Ellison is currently serving as the director, Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. 

Marine Corps Col. Phillip N. Frietze for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Frietze is currently serving as the deputy director, Capabilities Development Directorate, Department of Combat Development and Integration, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. 

Marine Corps Col. Peter D. Huntley for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Huntley is currently serving as the deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 

Marine Corps Col. Julie L. Nethercot for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Nethercot is currently serving as the director, Commander’s Action Group, U.S. Northern Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Marine Corps Col. Forrest C. Poole III for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Poole is currently serving as the executive assistant to the deputy commandant, installations and logistics, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Col. Ryan S. Rideout for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Rideout is currently serving as the chief of staff, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

Marine Corps Col. George B. Rowell IV for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Rowell is currently serving as the head, Aviation Weapons Requirement Branch, Tactical Air Support, Department of Aviation, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Marine Corps Col. Farrell J. Sullivan for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Sullivan is currently serving as the chief of staff, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Marine Corps Col. Jason G. Woodworth for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Woodworth is currently serving as the secretary of general staff, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.