Release
Immediate Release

General Officer Announcements

May 15, 2020

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

Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach for appointment to the rank of general, with assignment as commander, Pacific Air Forces; and air component commander for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.  Wilsbach is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Forces Korea; commander, Air Component Command, United Nations Command; commander, Air Component Command, Combined Forces Command; and commander, Seventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Camp Humphreys, Korea.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, with assignment as vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Sasseville is currently serving as the commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region; and commander, First Air Force (Air Forces Northern), Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

Air Force Maj. Gen. (select) Samuel C. Hinote for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, with assignment as deputy chief of staff, strategy, integration, and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Hinote is currently serving as deputy director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

Air Force Maj. Gen. Shaun Q. Morris for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, with assignment as commander, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Morris is currently serving as commander, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center; and Air Force program executive officer for strategic systems, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Kirk W. Smith for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, with assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.  Smith is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command Europe; and director, Special Operations, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.