Release
Immediate Release

General Officer Announcements

Feb. 24, 2021

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced today that the president has made the following nominations:

Brig. Gen. John J. Allen has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Allen is currently serving as the commander, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. 

Brig. Gen. Jason R. Armagost has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Armagost is currently serving as the director of operations and communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

Brig. Gen. Sharon R. Bannister has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Bannister is currently serving as the command surgeon, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.  

Brig. Gen. Matthew W. Davidson has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Davidson is currently serving as the deputy commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.   

Brig. Gen. Evan C. Dertien has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Dertien is currently serving as the director, air, space and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  

Brig. Gen. Michael L. Downs has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Downs is currently serving as the vice director for intelligence, J-2, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Troy E. Dunn has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Dunn is currently serving as the director, military force management policy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

Brig. Gen. Peter M. Fesler has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Fesler is currently serving as the deputy director of operations, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Brig. Gen. Paul A. Friedrichs has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Friedrichs is currently serving as the Joint Staff surgeon general, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. David M. Gaedecke has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Gaedecke is currently serving as the vice commander, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), Air Combat Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. 

Brig. Gen. Anthony W. Genatempo has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Genatempo is currently serving as the commander, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center; and Air Force program executive officer for strategic systems, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. 

Brig. Gen. David A. Harris Jr. has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Harris is currently serving as the director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Thomas K. Hensley has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Hensley is currently serving as the director, intelligence, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. 

Brig. Gen. Robert S. Jobe has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Jobe is currently serving as the director, strategic plans, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey R. King has been appointed to the grade of major general.  King is currently serving as the commander, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Brig. Gen. Leonard J. Kosinski has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Kosinski is currently serving as the deputy commander, Fifth Air Force; and director, Joint Air Component Coordination Element-Japan, Yokota Air Base, Japan. 

Brig. Gen. Thomas E. Kunkel has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Kunkel is currently serving as the deputy director, Operations, Operations Team Five, National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. 

Brig. Gen. Laura L. Lenderman has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Lenderman is currently serving as the director, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Brig. Gen. Brook J. Leonard has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Leonard is currently serving as the chief of staff, U.S. Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. 

Brig. Gen. David B. Lyons has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Lyons is currently serving as the senior military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Michael E. Martin has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Martin is currently serving as the director of operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Brig. Gen. Albert G. Miller has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Miller is currently serving as the chief of staff, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Brig. Gen. Heather L. Pringle has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Pringle is currently serving as the commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. 

Brig. Gen. Clark J. Quinn has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Quinn is currently serving as the deputy director, plans and policy, J-5, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. 

Brig. Gen. Adrian L. Spain has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Spain is currently serving as the director, plans, programs and analyses, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. 

Brig. Gen. Daniel H. Tulley has been appointed to the grade of major general.  Tulley is currently serving as the commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.