Immediate Release

General Officer Assignments

May 21, 2020

The chief of staff of the Army announces the following officer assignments:

Maj. Gen. Sean A. Gainey, deputy director, force protection, J-8, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., to director, Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office; and director of fires, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. George N. Appenzeller, commanding general, Regional Health Command-Central, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to director, healthcare operations, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.

Brig. Gen. Brian R. Bisacre, commandant, U.S. Army Military Police School, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Brig. Gen. Heidi J. Hoyle, commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Sustainment Center of Excellence, Fort Lee, Virginia, to commanding general, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Brig. Gen. Antonio V. Munera, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky, to commanding general, 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Brig. Gen. William A. Ryan III, chief of staff, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to senior advisor to the Ministry of Defense, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan.

Brig. Gen. Michelle A. Schmidt, deputy commanding general (Support),10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York, to deputy chief of staff, intelligence, Resolute Support Mission, NATO; and director, J-2, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Reserve

Brig. Gen. John C. Hafley, commander (Troop Program Unit), 11th Military Police Brigade, Los Alamitos, California, to deputy commanding general – support (Troop Program Unit), 88th Readiness Division, Fort Snelling, Minnesota.