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Immediate Release

General Officer Assignments

March 20, 2015

The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:

Maj. Gen. David W. Allvin, director, concepts and assessments, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to director, plans and policy, ECJ-5, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.

Brig. Gen. Steven L. Basham, director, strategic plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to deputy director, requirements, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella, who has been selected for the grade of major general, deputy director, requirements, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to deputy chief of staff, operations, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium.

Brig. Gen. Gregory M. Guillot, commander, 55th Wing, Air Combat Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, to director, strategic plans, requirements and programs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Col. Darren V. James, who has been selected for the grade of brigadier general, deputy director, operations and plans, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.

Maj. Gen. John F. Newell III, director of strategy, policy and plans, J5, North American Aerospace Defense Command and Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to director, strategy, concepts and assessments, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.

Brig. Gen. Ricky N. Rupp, special assistant to the commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea, Yongsan, Republic of Korea, to U.S. defense attaché and senior defense official for the state of Israel, U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv.

Brig. Gen. John S. Shapland, U.S. defense attaché and senior defense official for the state of Israel, U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel, to director, air, space and information operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.