Release
Immediate Release

General Officer Announcements

June 4, 2020

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

Air Force Maj. Gen. Kirk S. Pierce for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, with assignment as commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region; and commander, First Air Force (Air Forces Northern), Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.  Pierce is currently serving as deputy director, Air National Guard, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, with assignment as deputy commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Schaefer is currently serving as deputy commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.